The Face of Catholic Health Care

Since the 1840s Catholic health care has been serving the people of the United States. We are part of the nation’s largest group of not-for-profit health care sponsors, systems and facilities who welcome and respect people of all beliefs and tradition while attending to their body, mind and spirit.

  • At the present moment Catholic health care represents approximately 18% of care provided in US hospitals
  • There are over 60 Catholic health care systems
  • Catholic health care facilities are in all 50 states providing acute care, skilled nursing and other services including hospice, home health, assisted living and senior housing.
  • In a recent one-year period Catholic health care had more than 16.9 million emergency department visits, 92.8 million outpatient visits and 5.5 million admissions.
  • Catholic hospitals employ 525,193 full time employees and 233,934 part-time workers
  • Each year, one in every six patients in the United States is cared for in a Catholic hospital.


For more information visit the Catholic Health Association