In 1996, Adventist Health System (AHS) and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) hospitals in Colorado formed Centura Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care network designed to manage and strengthen their hospitals and services.
Adventists establish hospitals that place an emphasis on holistic care and wellness promotion. Catholics are well-known for their tradition of caring for the poor. Both sponsors are inclusive in their values with an understanding of the vital role that all types of spirituality can play in health care.
Adventist Health System
Founded in 1973 to support and strengthen Seventh-day Adventist health care organizations in the southern and southwestern regions of the United States, and is the largest nonprofit Protestant health care provider in the nation. AHS supports 45 hospitals and employs nearly 43,000 individuals, serving nearly four million consumers each year.
Catholic Health Initiatives
Headquartered in Denver with operations in 20 states, including 78 hospitals, 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities and two community health-services organizations. Ranked as the nation's second-largest Catholic health care system, recent annual revenues reached $8.2 billion.