Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare – 2014
President and CEO, Catholic Health Initiatives
Lofton, 59, has led the Englewood, Colo.-based health system since 2003. He first joined CHI in 1998 as president of its former Southeast Region. The next year, Lofton was promoted to chief operating officer and then executive vice president in 2000. The system, which now includes 89 hospitals across 18 states, reports annual revenue of nearly $11 billion, a $4 billion increase since Lofton took over. CHI also provides more than twice the community benefits it did a decade ago, giving $762 million in charity care during its last fiscal year. Lofton has appeared on all five of Modern Healthcare's biennial lists of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare.