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Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) is a California not-for-profit public benefit corporation that operates hospitals in California, Arizona, and Nevada. As such, it is exempt from federal and state income taxes. CHW is the eighth largest hospital system in the nation and the largest not-for-profit hospital provider in California.
The corporation has three levels of management. The Corporate Members are the highest level of management, and appoint the members of the Board of Directors. The Corporate Members are religious women, one from each of the religious orders that co-sponsor CHW. The Board of Directors, together with the Corporate Members, appoint the Executive Management.
The co-sponsors of CHW are Catholic religious communities that have specific rights and responsibilities for CHW. Each community selects one woman to act as one of the seven Corporate Members. The seven co-sponsors are as follows:
CHW was founded in 1986 when the Sisters of Mercy Burlingame Regional Community and the Sisters of Mercy Auburn Regional Community merged their health care ministries into one organization.
Catholic Healthcare West operates 42 hospitals:
Urgent Care Centers Ahwatukee 480.728.4000 | 4545 East Chandler Blvd. (SW corner of 46th Street and Chandler Blvd.)
Gilbert 480.728.4100 | 1501 North Gilbert Road (On Gilbert Road south of Baseline Road)
Queen Creek 480.728.6000 | 7205 South Power Road (On Power Road south of Pecos Road)