Catholic Health International

Catholic Health International (CHI) is the corporate umbrella for 38 corporations in New Brunswick, Ontario, and the United States established by the religious Congregations of this health system partnership.
Led by the Gospel imperative, CHI is committed to promoting the healing mission of Jesus.  It assures services which support the mission and values of catholic health care.

Catholic hospitals and nursing homes in New World were established mostly by religious Congregations. The RHSJ contributed significantly to the health care mission of the church.The involvement of Congregations in the health care field became difficult due to various factors, notably, by the 1992 law of the New Brunswick government which curtailed the participation of the Church in the health care delivery system, but also because of the diminishing number of members of communities.

However, religious communities were very concerned about preserving the catholic presence in a health care system which would strengthen the identity, mission and catholic values in hospitals and nursing homes. Thus, in 2001, Catholic Health Partners, a system bringing together 4 congregations was initiated transferring responsibility to ensure that the Catholic institutions would maintain their values to pursue the healing ministry of Jesus.
Thus the Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph bequeathed the responsibility and the sponsorship of institutions that they created and today they continue their mission through this partnership with SCI.

This system, known today as Catholic Health International (SCI) has its headquarters in Miramichi with a Board of Directors whose president is Sister Sarah Maillet, r.h.s.j. and the president, CEO Dr. Robert Stewart, Ph.D.