CHI St. Joseph’s parent company, Catholic Health Initiatives, has just signed a definitive agreement to combine ministries with Dignity Health to create a new, much larger non-profit catholic health system.
St. Jo’s Chief Executive Officer Rick Napper says it’s an exciting move for both CHI and its patients
The move will save money by creating a lot of leverage for supply purchases, Napper explains, but it won’t be noticed very much here.
For patients who are concerned that growth may impact their interaction with their healthcare providers, napper reminds that CHI is a faith-based organization whose mission will continue to be focused on its patients.
If the deal is finally approved by federal, state and church officials, Napper estimates the merger of CHI and Dignity Health will be finalized sometime in the second half of next year.