By 1875 there were 160 Catholic Hospitals in the U.S.
Catholic World Report, Kevin Schmiesing: The first coronavirus patient in the United States was treated in a Catholic health care system in the state of Washington. Catholic institutions account for a large percentage of medical services in many states and are therefore a key force on the front lines of the fight against the pandemic.
This is not the first confrontation with serious disease in the long history of Catholic health care. Not by a long shot. Full article is here.