CommonSpirit Health is a health system based in the United States, the country's largest Catholic hospital chain and its second-largest nonprofit hospital chain (as of 2019).[2][3] It operates more than 700 care sites and 142 hospitals in 21 states.[4][5]

CommonSpirit Health
Company typeNonprofit organization
FoundedFebruary 1, 2019; 5 years ago (2019-02-01)
HeadquartersChicago, Illinois,
Number of locations
142 hospitals
700 care sites
Key people
Wright L. Lassiter III, CEO
Terika Richardson, Chief Operating Officer
Suja Chandrasekaran, Senior Executive Vice President
Tom McGinn, Executive Vice President
ServicesHospital management
Number of employees
175,000[1] (2024)
Footnotes / references
Formed by 2019 merger

Founded in 2019 by the merger of Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives, CommonSpirit Health formed as one of the largest non-profit hospital systems by revenue in the United States.[6]

History edit

Formed on February 1, 2019, the hospital network was created by the merger of two nonprofit hospital systems: San Francisco-based Dignity Health, and Catholic Health Initiatives of Colorado.[7]

Dignity Health was founded in 1986 as Catholic Healthcare West, when the Sisters of Mercy Burlingame Regional Community and the Sisters of Mercy Auburn Regional Community merged their healthcare ministries into one organization.[8] Catholic Health Initiatives began operations in 1996.[8][9] The founding systems were the Catholic Health Corporation of Omaha, Nebraska, the Franciscan Health System of Aston, Pennsylvania, and the Sisters of Charity Health Care Systems of Cincinnati, Ohio.[9]

CommonSpirit reported operating losses of $227 million in the first quarter of 2020, while combining Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives into a single organization.[10]

In February 2021, CommonSpirit, along with 13 other health care systems such as Trinity Health and Tenet Healthcare, have combined to launch a data analytics company, Truveta.[11][12]

Leadership edit

Lloyd H. Dean and Kevin E. Lofton served as joint CEOs for the health system from its founding, in early 2019. Prior, Dean was CEO and president at Dignity Health, and Lofton was CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives.[13] Lofton retired at the end of June 2020, leaving Dean as sole CEO.[14] In 2022, Dean retired and was succeeded as CEO by Wright L. Lassiter III, previously of Henry Ford Health.[15]

References edit

  1. ^ "Working at CommonSpirit Health". CommonSpirit Health. Retrieved 2024-05-10.
  2. ^ "Record Merger Creates Nation's Largest Nonprofit Catholic Healthcare Company". Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly. 2019-02-06. Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  3. ^ "The steep challenge facing Chicago's newest health care giant". Crain's Chicago Business. 2019-05-03. Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  4. ^ "Dignity Health, CHI Finalize $29B CommonSpirit Health Megamerger". HealthLeaders Media. February 1, 2019.
  5. ^ "Dignity Health and CHI merge to form new $29B system". MedCity News. February 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "CHI-Dignity merger cleared by Vatican". Modern Healthcare. October 16, 2018.
  7. ^ Dietsche, Erin (February 4, 2019). "Dignity Health and CHI merge to form new $29B system".
  8. ^ a b "Dignity Health merging with Colorado's Catholic Health Initiatives". Daily Democrat. 2017-12-08. Retrieved 2020-08-07.
  9. ^ a b Salganik, M. William (15 March 1998). "Catholic hospital chains are growing the fastest Nonchurch institutions that merge with them usually ban abortions; Health care". Baltimore Sun. Archived from the original on 2021-06-21. Retrieved 2020-08-07.
  10. ^ Pifer, Rebecca (2020-09-19). "CommonSpirit growing pains lead to quadrupled operating loss in 1st quarter". Healthcare Dive. Retrieved 2020-01-05.
  11. ^ "Providence, 13 other health care systems back data platform Truveta". Archived from the original on 2021-02-12. Retrieved 2021-02-15.
  12. ^ Vaidya, Anuja (2021-02-12). "14 major health systems launch data insights company". MedCity News. Retrieved 2021-02-15.
  13. ^ "3 questions with Lloyd Dean and Kevin Lofton, CEOs of the new CommonSpirit Health". Becker's Hospital Review. February 1, 2019.
  14. ^ "Lloyd Dean becomes sole CEO of CommonSpirit". Beckers Hospital Review. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  15. ^ "CommonSpirit Names Wright L. Lassiter III to Succeed Lloyd H. Dean as CEO". CommonSpirit. Retrieved 21 June 2022.