Kevin E. Lofton, LFACHE
CEO Emeritus of CommonSpirit Health
Nominated by Georgia State University
M.H.A., Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
B.Sc., Questrom School of Business, Boston University
Kevin E. Lofton, LFACHE, CEO Emeritus of CommonSpirit Health (CSH), is one of the most influential and longest-standing leaders in the healthcare industry. He retired on June 30, 2020 after serving for 21 years as CEO with Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), now CommonSpirit Health, a system of hospitals and other care centers in 21 states. Under Lofton’s leadership, CHI transformed from a hospital company to an innovative, diversified healthcare entity. In 2019, CHI merged with Dignity Health to form the $29 billion non-profit healthcare entity, CommonSpirit Health with Mr. Lofton as CEO.
Throughout his career, Mr. Lofton had a broad impact across the sector by helping to increase the ranks of healthcare executives and physicians from underrepresented groups and reduce care disparities in underserved populations.