Catholic Healthcare Partners, Cincinnati, reported a net loss of $18.1 million in 2002, compared with a net loss of $52.3 million in the previous year, according to financial results released on its Web site. Revenue was $2.7 billion, up from $2.6 billion in the previous year. Its operating margin improved to 1.8%, compared with -0.6% in 2001. While volume was down slightly, net operating revenue per case rose 4.1%, the company said. The system owns 24 hospitals, manages one and has affiliations with six others. -- by Mary Chris Jaklevic
Ohio-based system reports narrowing loss
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