Catholic Health Initiatives

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Catholic Health Initiatives Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Catholic Health Initiatives CEO Kevin E. Lofton
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Pros
  • Reasonable work-life balance depending on the part of the organization you were in (in 13 reviews)

  • Faith based company that give training, especially in the area of project management PDUs (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • i see nothing anymore about core values and the mission (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management is not for the employee's who are doing patient care (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Accounts Payable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Supervisor in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Supervisor in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Catholic Health Initiatives full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Health care org, religious base

    Cons

    changing healthcare causes a ripple effect

    Advice to Management

    encouragement, communication


  2. CHI review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Catholic Health Initiatives (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Good 2015 benefits, interested in the physical well being of their employees. Making attempts to become more technologically advanced.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management. Salaries don't appear to be competitive, RICE values are not always adhered too.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Be honest in your conversations with your employees. Rre-evaluate your salary structure. Show your employees the respect they deserve. Consider changing your outdated dress code.


  3. Executive Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Catholic Health Initiatives full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large organization, leader in the healthcare industry

    Cons

    Obvious fear among employees of upper management - atmosphere is like Stepford Wives

    Advice to Management

    Develop a team concept


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  5. Epic Certified HIM Application Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst, Ambulatory Electronic Health Records (ITS) in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst, Ambulatory Electronic Health Records (ITS) in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Catholic Health Initiatives full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Able to work remote - great benefits - salary is average

    Cons

    Stability is always a question..... layoff after layoff

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring staff when all your going to do is turn around and lay them off in 3 months.


  6. Helpful (1)

    What Happened

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Catholic Health Initiatives full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pros were all at the beginning when the initial initiative we worked under had merit, the concept was sound, and the process was being developed and rolled out. We had management support and good benefits.

    Cons

    The cons didn't take long to reveal themselves as push-back almost became the norm. For all the work being put into identifying and analyzing the issues that were of the biggest concern to the markets it became more of an exercise in futility as these issues were not being addressed. Consequently, people lost faith in the process.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people, and not just those at your level. Come down from the Ivory Tower and walk in the real world.


  7. Lack of Focus

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Catholic Health Initiatives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    When I started it was great. A new group was formed to bring all the MBOs together "under one roof" with a common set of goals and measures. Got the impression that all were on-board with the idea.

    Cons

    Didn't seem to take long for the opposition to start. More energy was spent trying not to achieve the stated goals than it would've taken to just do the minimum requirements. Not all were opposed to the ideas but there were enough to eventually derail the whole thing. Management priorities seemed to shift whenever the wind blew.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. The propaganda didn't match the actions taken. Got the impression they were talking out of both sides of their mouths.


  8. Not a good employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Catholic Health Initiatives full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nothing to say here.

    Cons

    Management doesn't know what they want the corporation to be. Constant change without any focus to make prior changes work. They continue to buy under performing facilities that negatively impact the bottom line. As they continue to grow the work load ever increases without adding the infrastructure of personnel to support the growth. Focus now is cost reduction including massive cuts in pension/retirement plan and PTO. Not a good environment with morale at an all time low.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what you already have instead of buying facilities that are already losing money. Focus on being a better workplace that is not a sweat shop.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Drinking From A Fire Hose

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Catholic Health Initiatives full-time (More than 3 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees within the company!!

    Cons

    Stressful environment due to attrition rate over the last 18 months.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach.


  10. 2 years, 7 managers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Catholic Health Initiatives full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice building, nice location, I learned a lot about healthcare and the ACA while working there, and recently saw the VP I worked for laid off with a 2 year severance after being an employee for less than 2 yeas, (pro for him)

    Cons

    Acquisition of unprofitable MBOs, back stabbing manager told me "You're one of the most technically competent people I've ever worked with, but you have a problem with managing perception". I went from an "exceeds expectations" to having my goals rewritten prior to my review to exclude most of what I'd been working on and completed for the year. Then I was "laid off", but they tried to deny unemployment. (unsuccessfully) Trustworthy, Loyal? Fail. Working for CHI was the biggest mistake of my career. "Cronyistic capitalism in the guise of a faith based not for profit" from another review aptly describes this snake pit.

    Advice to Management

    Outsource everything to India, get laid off, take the severance, and hasten the sell off.


  11. Helpful (9)

    New senior leadership changing core values to be financially-based; Ooutsourcing IT had severe consequence

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Catholic Health Initiatives full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You will always hear that the people make working here worthwhile, but as more and more 'good people' leave for various reasons, even that has changed this past year.

    Cons

    At first I thought it was just IT since the CIO and new President decided to outsource, but it appears most employees feel they are overworked and undervalued.

    Advice to Management

    Was major shift intentional when overall policy became recently driven by Finance, which continues to necessitate your decision for layoffs and cost cutting measures, such as outsourcing when 700* employees were let go a few years back? Major repercussions have stressed employees across the enterprise as more is expected for less. HR/IT Management is sorely lacking. Employees are treated as expendable. There are decision makers in Management that probably aren't on-point qualified but achieved position due to political maneuvering. The Respect-Integrity-Compassion-Excellence posted on every wall is expected of employees but you don't see it much in Senior Management. Many vendors won't deal anymore with CHI--you at top need not be so indifferent to our general reputation and what your employees are really experiencing. So many good people have been let go or are leaving that CHI runs risk of become a mediocre provider of healthcare that's driven by the dollar like every other corporation that's created their downfall and misdirected focus on cost-cutting decisions--instead of honoring the values your employees once were passionate about contributing to---caring about patients first--not expensive perks for leadership while employees are being driven to work harder while HR remains focused on making their goals that caters to corporate but treats employee and especially contractors as irrelevance and expendable.



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