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Catholic Health Initiatives Makes Major Gift to Support Affordable Housing in the Midwest
Date:9/29/2008

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"This is a proud day for our Catholic Health Initiatives employees throughout Nebraska," said Robert J. Lanik, CHI senior vice president, divisional operations and president and CEO of Saint Elizabeth Health Systems in Lincoln, a CHI facility. "Because of this gift to Mercy Housing, our friends and neighbors who need it most will have access to safe, quality, affordable housing -- and that leads to better health and better communities."

About Catholic Health Initiatives

Catholic Health Initiatives is a national nonprofit health system based in Denver. The health system consists of 77 hospitals, including Good Samaritan Health Systems in Kearney, Saint Elizabeth Health Systems in Lincoln, Saint Francis Medical Center in Grand Island and St. Mary's Community Hospital in Nebraska City.

In Fiscal Year 2008, the CHI Nebraska hospitals contributed more than $33 million in community benefit, including charity care, community health services and care for the poor. Since Fiscal Year 2005, Catholic Health Initiatives has made capital investments of $382.4 million in its Nebraska facilities to upgrade facilities and services.

Catholic Health Initiatives and Immanuel Healthcare Systems are ministry sponsors of Alegent Health, a health care provider with facilities in Nebraska and Iowa, including Alegent Health-Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha and Alegent Health-Mercy Hospitals in Council Bluffs and Corning, Iowa.

Additionally, Catholic Health Initiatives is composed of 40 long-term care facilities, assisted-living facilities and residential units; and two community-based health organizations located in 20 states. Catholic Health Initiatives represents approximately 68,000 employees and total revenues of $7.7 billion. It is the second-largest Catholic health system in the United States. For more information, visit

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