CHI Health officials say with hospitals and clinics covering Nebraska, southwest Iowa and north Kansas, CHI Health combines the strengths of those facilities and the expertise of health care professionals who are working to build healthier communities, into one integrated health system.
“Our new name is a signal that we are moving forward and positioned incredibly well, not only to be able to improve the health of the communities we serve, but to change how health care is delivered,” said Cliff Robertson, M.D., chief executive officer for CHI Health. “Patients can expect the expert care that they've always received with the same compassion right in their own community.”
CHI Health's new symbol is the image of a guiding star and cross – four shapes that come together to create a visual representation of the organization's passion around its common mission to create healthier communities. The varying shapes, which signify the diversity of the national health care system, also exemplify the seamless integration of CHI Health with Catholic Health Initiatives – together with all of its partner organizations across the nation.
In addition to the new name and logo, the new brand for CHI Health includes the theme line: Imagine better healthSM.
CHI Health is made up of nearly 15,900 employees, 15 acute-care hospitals, an academic medical center, Level I trauma center, two freestanding inpatient psychiatric facilities, a Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) certified rehabilitation center, an American College of Surgeons (ACS) verified burn center and two networks of multi-specialty clinics with nearly 200 locations in Nebraska, southwest Iowa and northern Kansas.
Primary and specialty clinics will continue under the following names of CHI Health Alegent Creighton Clinic and The Physician Network, providing a full continuum of care – from pediatrics to geriatrics.
The CHI Health acute-care hospitals retain the familiar names of valued local health care facilities while simultaneously elevating a unified brand across CHI Health's far-reaching network. The hospitals will now be known as:
CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center – Omaha, Neb.
CHI Health Bergan Mercy – Omaha, Neb.
CHI Health Good Samaritan – Kearney, Neb.
CHI Health Immanuel – Omaha, Neb.
CHI Health Lakeside – Omaha, Neb.
CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs – Council Bluffs, Iowa
CHI Health Mercy Corning – Corning, Iowa
CHI Health Midlands – Papillion, Neb.
CHI Health Missouri Valley – Missouri Valley, Iowa
CHI Health Nebraska Heart – Lincoln, Neb.
CHI Health Plainview – Plainview, Neb.
CHI Health Schuyler – Schuyler, Neb.
CHI Health St. Elizabeth – Lincoln, Neb.
CHI Health St. Francis – Grand Island, Neb.
CHI Health St. Mary's – Nebraska City, Neb.
Patients cared for by CHI Health will continue to receive high-quality, patient-centered care by health care professionals who live in our communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the integrated health system has local leaders and providers in their communities who remain committed to providing support through free clinics, education, research and services for the poor. In fiscal year 2013, the organization provided a combined $130.7 million in quantified community benefit.
CHI Health, sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives, will bring the resources of the national organization to the region; connecting our patients to the best care, at the right place and at the right time.
“Decisions will continue to be made locally, based on individual and community needs,” said Dr. Robertson. “We are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care and the best practices from across the nation in order to achieve the best outcomes possible. CHI Health is in a great position to improve the health of our communities, while changing how health care is delivered so that we can make it affordable and accessible to everyone in our region.”
Alegent Creighton Health and CHI Nebraska began integrating into a single health system in 2013. Dr. Robertson was named CEO of the network in January 2014.