Nationally Partnered Enterprise Dedicated to Excellence in Clinical Research

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) knows that access to the latest advances in medicine and medical devices is key in the management of many diseases. It is CHI’s mission to provide the highest quality care; providing clinical research trials to our patients helps us to fulfill that mission. 

CIRI/CCR is nationally partnered network that offers professional research management services. We have standardized procedures, policies and IT infrastructures that allow us to efficiently and effectively manage clinical trials across the CHI network.

The ongoing expansion of trial volume and diversity represents a significant opportunity to patients and physicians across CHI. Government, academic and industry sponsors benefit from CCR’s efficiencies in multi-site trial operations. We are dedicated to expanding clinician and patient access to novel treatments, devices and research protocols that may otherwise be unavailable with the community healthcare setting.

Located within CHI’s Denver, Colorado national headquarters, the Center for Clinical Research is also able to catalyze innovation in the community healthcare setting for physician innovators and emerging companies seeking clinical development of their novel therapeutics, diagnostics and devices.

Sponsor Benefits of the Center for Clinical Research Network:

  • Focus on multi-site trial launches creates value through efficiency
  • Centralized study start-up team employs an efficient process and framework for rapid start-up across multiple sites (one IRB, one contract, one budget—dramatically speeds up implementation)
  • Enterprise-wide transparency through network Clinical Trial Management System allows protocol and site metric visibility
  • Diverse populations throughout the CHI system represent a microcosm of the United States
  • National quality and training program to ensure expert site staff and Principal Investigators for compliance and safe study conduct throughout the trial lifecycle
  • Centralized and site-specific patient recruitment resources accelerate accrual
  • CHI’s national EMR allows interoperability in site selection through demographic and epidemiologic insights

Search for Oncology Clinical Trials

Our network of Clinical Trial sites:


Disease Focus



CHI St. Vincent

  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Hot Springs, AR
  • Little Rock, AR

Centura Health

  • Oncology
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Pueblo, CO
  • Denver, CO
  • Durango, CO

Mercy Medical Center

  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Des Moines, IA

  • West Lakes, IA

KentuckyOne Health

  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Bardstown, KY
  • London, KY
  • Louisville, KY

CHI Health

  • Multiple Specialties
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Grand Island, NE
  • Kearney, NE
  • Lincoln, NE
  • Papillion, NE

CHI St. Alexius Health

  • Multiple Specialties
  • Bismarck, ND


  • Oncology
  • Multiple Specialties
  • Cincinnati

CHI Memorial

  • Cardiology
  • Pulmonary
  • Chattanooga

CHI Franciscan Health

  • Oncology
  • Multiple Specialties
  • Burien
  • Tacoma

CHI St. Joseph Health

  • Oncology
  • Multiple Specialties
  • Bryan
  • Houston