About

About

The mission of CHA is to advance the Catholic health ministry of the United States in caring for people and communities.

Catholic health care is a ministry of the Catholic Church continuing Jesus' mission of love and healing in the world today. Comprised of more than 600 hospitals and 1,400 long-term care and other health facilities in all 50 states, the Catholic health ministry is the largest group of nonprofit health care providers in the nation.

At the national level, these organizations join together in the Catholic Health Association of the United States. In CHA, the ministry raises a collective passionate voice for compassionate care.

Strategic Roadmap (2015-2017)





A Passionate Voice

for Jesus' mission of love and healing

As the passionate voice of the Catholic health ministry in the United States, the Catholic Health Association advocates with Congress, the Administration, federal agencies, and influential policy organizations to ensure that the nation's health system provides quality, affordable care across the continuum of health care delivery.

CHA raises the ministry’s collective voice calling for access to health care for all persons, focusing special attention on vulnerable populations who are unable to speak for themselves.

A Valuable Resource

for information, services and programs

CHA offers a wealth of resources to help canonical sponsors, board members, senior leaders, mission leaders and other ministry executives navigate today's challenging environment and maintain the Catholic identity of these health systems and facilities.

The association's staff of experts serves member organizations through consultation, education and presentations on topics of sponsorship, ethics, mission integration, advocacy, leadership formation and more.

A Vibrant Community

of members joined in a shared mission

As a community united in a shared mission, CHA members exchange ideas and best practices, come together at meetings and events, and participate in a variety of ministry-wide initiatives. These experiences inspire and renew a vibrant spirit of fellowship to accomplish together what member organizations cannot do on their own.

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CHAThe association's staff of experts serves member organizations through consultation, education and presentations on topics of sponsorship, ethics, mission integration, advocacy, leadership formation and more.
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Keehan Sr. CarolSister Carol Keehan, DC, is the ninth president and chief executive officer of the Catholic Health Association of the United States. She assumed her duties as of Oct. 10, 2005 and is responsible for all association operations, both at its St. Louis and Washington, DC, offices.
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Our History


The Catholic Health Association of the United States (originally named the Catholic Hospital Association) was founded as an organization through which facilities and their religious congregations could work together to achieve success that would not be possible working separately.
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Awards

Awards
Each year at the Catholic Health Assembly, the Catholic Health Association of the United States offers four awards that recognize remarkable contributions to Catholic health care.
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