Kevin E. Lofton Selected as President and Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Health Initiatives.
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DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 24, 2003
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Board of Stewardship Trustees has appointed Kevin E. Lofton, FACHE FACHE Fellow American College of Healthcare Executives , President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Patricia A. Cahill, who will retire on July 31, 2003. Lofton, currently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. of Catholic Health Initiatives, will assume his new role on August 1, 2003.
The Board of Stewardship Trustees recognizes the many contributions Lofton has made to Catholic Health Initiatives since he joined the organization in 1998. In announcing the appointment, Maryanna Coyle, SC, Chair, CHI Board of Stewardship Trustees stated: "Catholic Health Initiatives is fortunate to have an exceptional leader who has earned the professional and personal respect of his colleagues throughout the organization and throughout the healthcare industry. Kevin's depth of knowledge and understanding of healthcare, his outstanding leadership and his commitment to the healthcare ministry are exemplary."
The Board evaluated both internal and external candidates for the president and chief executive officer position, and believes that Lofton possesses the leadership skills and vision to affirm the vitality of Catholic Health Initiatives and guide it forward through the challenges and opportunities of the healthcare environment.
Lofton joined Catholic Health Initiatives in 1998 as the president of the former Southeast Region. In July of that year, he was named Louisville Group President. He was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 1999 and was also appointed as Executive Vice President in 2000.
Prior to joining Catholic Health Initiatives, Lofton was the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Alabama The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as 'Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama System. Hospital in Birmingham, a 908-bed university teaching hospital. Lofton has also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and Chief Operating Officer at the University Medical Center, urban campus of the University of Florida University of Florida is the third-largest university in the United States, with 50,912 students (as of Fall 2006) and has the eighth-largest budget (nearly $1.9 billion per year). UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes. Health Science Center in Jacksonville, Florida.
Currently, Lofton is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Hospital Association American Hospital Association (AHA),
n.pr a nonprofit national organization of individuals, institutions, and organizations engaged in direct patient care. The association works to promote the improvement of health care services. and a member of the AHA Executive Committee. He also serves on the Diversity Committee and is a former member of the nominating committee of the Catholic Health Association. Lofton is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is an international professional association of healthcare executives (high-level hospital administrators, CEOs, COOs, health system officers, etc.) Its central offices are located at 1 N. (ACHE) and currently serves on the ACHE Leadership Advisory Committee. He is a past president of the National Association of Health Services health services Managed care The benefits covered under a health contract Executives (NAHSE). Lofton has received many awards, including the NAHSE Senior Level Executive of the Year Award in 2000 and the Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award as "Young Healthcare Executive of the Year" in 1993 from the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Lofton received a master of health administration degree from Georgia State University History
Georgia State University was founded in 1913 as the Georgia School of Technology's "School of Commerce." The school focused on what was called "the new science of business. in Atlanta and a Bachelor of Science Noun 1. Bachelor of Science - a bachelor's degree in science
bachelor's degree, baccalaureate - an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies degree in management from Boston University.
Lofton is married to Maude Brown Lofton, MD, a pediatrician and child development specialist. They have two children, Kevin, 18, and Johanna, 16.
Catholic Health Initiatives is a national not-for-profit healthcare organization comprised of 68 hospitals, 43 long-term care long-term care (LTC),
n the provision of medical, social, and personal care services on a recurring or continuing basis to persons with chronic physical or mental disorders. , assisted and independent living and residential facilities, and six-community health services organizations located in 19 states. Catholic Health Initiatives represents more than 67,000 employees and consolidated annual operating revenues of $5.9 billion. Headquartered in Denver, Co., it is one of the largest Catholic health systems in the United States.