Catholic Health East
Founders: Eastern Mercy Health System, Radnor, Pa.
Franciscan Sisters of Allegany Health System, Tampa, Fla.
Sisters of Providence Health System, Holyoke, Mass.
1996 combined financials: $2.7 billion in total revenues,
$174.3 million in net income and $3.5 billion in assets
Rank: Fourth-largest Catholic healthcare system and eighthlargest system overall based on 1996 net patient revenues.
Total hospitals: 23 owned, two managed
Source: Modern Healthcare Multi-unit Providers Survey, 1997