David J. Fine

Catholic Health Initiatives is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 88 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; three academic medical centers; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies. Currently, CHI ranks as the nation’s third-largest faith-based health system, with annual operating revenues of $14 billion and approximately 88,000 employees.

CHI Institute for Research and Innovation (CIRI) was founded in 2007. CIRI provides a national infrastructure for research and clinical trials, innovations in processes and technology, and significant clinical data and biospecimen resources to further personalized medicine. CIRI employs a national staff of research and innovation specialists, experts in business development, information technology, finance, compliance and legal matters to help CHI affiliates gain access to treatments, devices and clinical protocols that may otherwise be unavailable.

David has 30 years of "C" suite experience as a healthcare executive in university and community hospitals, multi-hospital systems, medical groups and managed care organizations. Prior to joining St. Luke's in 2004 and CHI in 2013, Fine served as chief executive of the UAB Health System, a joint venture of the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation and The University of Alabama Board of Trustees. He previously held similar positions at the University of Cincinnati and Tulane University.

Concurrent with his management responsibilities, Mr. Fine has held university teaching appointments for most of his career. His academic bibliography includes some 75 entries as author or coauthor of refereed articles, monographs, chapters and books, and he has given numerous national and international presentations. He has been listed in many editions of Who’s Who in American Medicine, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. He is the namesake of the annual David J. Fine Distinguished Lecture Series at the Southern Mississippi College of Health and the David J. fine scholarship at the SE Texas Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He presently holds professorial appointments at Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine (with tenure) and the University of Texas Health Science Center.

Modern Healthcare magazine named him one of the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” in 2004. Mr. Fine also earned the Birmingham Business Journal Health Care Executive of the Year 2003, the Robert S. Hudgens Medal of the American College of Healthcare Executives, of which he is a Fellow and past Regent.

BA, Tufts University, magna cum laude
MHA, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa, University of Southern Mississippi
Past Chair, National Center for Healthcare Leadership
Past Chair, Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Member, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education