About Catholic Health Initiatives

Recognizing the changing landscape of healthcare in the United States and the need for a new model of health organization to fulfill their vision to create healthier communities, three congregations of Women Religious brought together their respective health systems to form Catholic Health Initiatives in 1996.  The new innovative, nation-wide Catholic health enterprise, brought together hospitals, health systems, living communities and community based organizations grown and nurtured by the Sisters since the 1800s to form a new lay and Religious partnership focused not just on the provision of sick care within the walls of hospitals but upon creating the systems and supports necessary to improve the health and well-being of each community served.

As a community health service organization within Catholic Health Initiatives, CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health works in partnership with leading experts from across the nation including clinicians, researchers and educators to develop and implement programs and services that positively impact the lives of children and families in the Lancaster Community.  The organization in Lancaster and our colleagues across the country together form one of the largest and most respected non-profit health systems in the United States.