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Catholic Health Initiatives
Lofton, 61, has been at the helm of the Englewood, Colo.-based health system since 2003. In 2014, he dropped his president's title and hired two executives to take over expanded duties, in an effort to adapt to changes in the provider landscape. CHI operates 102 hospitals and reported total revenue of $15.1 billion last year. Before joining CHI, Lofton held chief executive positions at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham and Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He served as chairman of the American Hospital Association in 2007 and has played many roles in hospital and healthcare advocacy over the years. Lofton has appeared on Modern Healthcare's list of the Top 25 Minority Executives all six times.