CEO Kevin E. Lofton: Catholic Health Initiatives' Antiviolence Advocate

Kevin Lofton has served as president and CEO of Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives, the second largest nonprofit hospital system in the nation, since 2003. He has held various other leadership positions within CHI, including COO.

 

Kevin LoftonBefore he joined CHI, Mr. Lofton served as CEO of the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham, CEO of Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and COO of University Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla.

Throughout his years as a healthcare leader, Mr. Lofton has earned several awards and recognitions, including the ACHE Robert Hudgens Award as the Young Healthcare Executive of the Year in 1993. He also made Becker's Hospital Review's 2012 list of 50 of the Most Powerful People in Healthcare, and its 2013 list of 130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know.

Beyond being a powerful healthcare leader, Mr. Lofton is also an antiviolence advocate, championing CHI's United Against Violence initiative. "This nationwide initiative was really a very natural and logical outgrowth of our healing ministry and our commitment to building healthy communities," Mr. Lofton said in a video. "We adopted a public health approach to violence prevention because we as healthcare providers deal with it every day across our care continuum." The United Against Violence initiative has been supported by more than $5 million in grants from CHI's Mission and Ministry Fund since 2009.

Mr. Lofton earned a master's degree in health administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta.

If you have additional information or updates for this profile, or would like to recommend a leader to be profiled in the future, please contact Lindsey Dunn, editor in chief, Becker's Hospital Review at ldunn@beckershealthcare.com.

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