SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Dec. 21, 2018 – Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives are
moving the expected closing date for their new combined organization, CommonSpirit Health, from
Dec. 31, 2018 to Jan. 31, 2019. Dignity Health released the following statement regarding the new
Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health have decided to move the closing of the newly created
CommonSpirit Health to Jan. 31, 2019. We continue to finalize the last steps to bring our operations
together and to combine our ministries, including the completion of licenses, certifications and other
administrative items. We are looking forward to completing our alignment, and we also want to
make sure this is seamless for those we serve.
CommonSpirit Health will include hospitals, outpatient centers, home health agencies, assisted
living and retirement communities, and community-based health programs. The organization will be
led by CEOs Kevin E. Lofton, currently CEO of CHI, and Lloyd H. Dean, currently President/CEO
of Dignity Health. They will oversee a health system of approximately 150,000 caregivers and
support teams who will serve communities across 21 states.
Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, is a multi-state network of 10,000
physicians, more than 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals and 400-plus care-centers including
neighborhood hospitals, urgent care, surgery and imaging centers, home health, and primary care
clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate,
high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved.
In FY 2018, Dignity Health provided $2.1 billion in charitable care and services. For more
information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org.
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