Alegent Creighton Health is sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives. It was created in 1996, resulting from a long-standing partnership between Immanuel Medical Center and Bergan Mercy Medical Center under the Community Health Vision. Both boards unanimously approved the union. The campuses joined together along with Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa and two regional health partners, Corning and Schuyler, as one health care system while maintaining their own identities and religious affiliations. In 1997, Midlands Hospital joined Alegent Health.