Catholic Health Initiatives

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Catholic Health Initiatives Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
152 Reviews

2.5
152 Reviews
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Catholic Health Initiatives President and CEO Kevin E. Lofton
Kevin E. Lofton
96 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-Life balance seems to be respected (in 12 reviews)

  • Faith based organization with sound mission (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Core Values are not observed, Mangers and Directors have no clue on what they are doing nor do they care (in 9 reviews)

  • It will be good if they give Work from home Facility at least once in a month or so (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Large healthcare organization growing and changing to adapt to tomorrow's healthcare environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    Pros

    Good benefits and work life balance. Good learning opportunity as CHI adapts to the changes occurring in the healthcare industry. CHI continues to grow its market share, mostly through acquisitions.

    Cons

    Lack of mid-level leadership driving the day to day operations forward to align with executive leadership's vision and mission. Some serious IT issues for such a large organization. Growth appears to be too fast paced, lacking a thorough integration strategy post-acquisition. Promotion seems based on who you know and years of experience rather than quality of work and results produced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider offering flexible work schedules for National Office employees. Work with mid-level leaders and managers to ensure execution of the CHI strategy. Consider promoting based on performance rather than years experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was on of the unexpected lay-offs but would go back in a heartbeat

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resource Analyst  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Resource Analyst in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Work life balance is very valued. Sure at times you work over 40 but for the most part it is not much over 40.
    Insurance is excellent and they always give you chances to lower even more
    PTO is good
    I really enjoyed the people.

    Cons

    They made us take mandatory PTO last December
    Lay-offs never fun for anyone and more coming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on how lay-offs happen. I didn't expect it but everyone on my team was worried for a couple days, which was not necessary. It was announced Monday in an EPMO meeting and then team members were taken into conference rooms the rest of the week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    It has been horrible.

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

    Pros

    There are NO good reasons to work for this ruthless, dollar is the bottom line quote "healthcare" company. Management has a callous disregard for the recovery of patients in their myopic quest to take care of the bottom line.

    Cons

    This company refuses to staff nurses at a safe level. Patients are in danger, I have personally witnessed patients who were not turned all day, medication mixups, critical labs that were not collected, procedures that were put off for days, simply becasue the company refuses to staff at adequate levels. I have gone day after day without lunch, worried what mistake I might make because I don't have enough time to even think I am so overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a hospital, devoted to improving the health of its patients. It is not a coorporation that just happens to be a hospital.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not for the faint hearted.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay and very rewarding.

    Cons

    DSPs are not appreciated yet they are the back bone of the company. Very hard to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give meritocracy a chance. Appreciate the DSPs.

  6.  

    Started out as a faith-based organization, but slowly moving away from that

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you find a good manager or department, stick with it as long as you can.

    Cons

    If you are a 'culture-fit', you will be ok, if not, you are doomed. Remember to drink the Kool-Aid.
    Always trying to CYA, can be very prone to back-stabbing.
    So many changes in such a small amount of time, not everyone is on the same page.
    Due to recent changes, outsourcing, layoff, morale is very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get everyone on the same page in the company. Let the contractors go, not the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    OUTSOURCED

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meditech User Access  in  Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Meditech User Access in Englewood, CO

    Pros

    The company offerED excellent salary, family type environment. Great room to advance. The work was challenging, rewarding, and fun.

    Cons

    Executives. They have to be the biggest, greediest, idiots someone could have to under. After being ridiculed by a senior VP, we found out all tech services was getting outsourced to a US based company, which was actually based in Bangalore, INDIA. Not to competent, pleasant, skilled, or intelligent foreigners, but to completely the opposite. The money they expected to save by firing all of us, should have been re-invested in us, to make the company better off than what it was.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've made your bed. I hope, for the sake of the thousands of employees you don't care about, that your poor decision making won't lead to the company going under. Wasn't life easier under the nuns?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It was good while it lasted

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst  in  Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Englewood, CO

    Pros

    Work Life balance, PTO accurals, there wherea lot of good people, there are few left who know whot to get anything done.

    Cons

    low pay, benefits, fake people, off-shoring, lack of leadership on many levels. it appears even the bean counter dont kno whow to budget, none knew what they had in a budget, it changed during the month from under to over and back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time for new C-Level management, bring in some fresh ideas, current leadership are out of ideas. Too many knee-jerk reactions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    I was with the company many years and for the most part was happy there.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company has a good mission statement, pays well and has good benefits.

    Cons

    There is some disconnect in leadership as there is with many large organizations. They train their staff well, have updated equipment and are always trying to make improvements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes upper management doesn't know what it takes to get all of the work done. Eliminating positions, then having to hire contractors to get work done is not a smart business decision?

  10.  

    Working here

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

    Pros

    A good group of people. When times are good, they can provide a good stable place to work. When times are thin... CHI will cut positions and work at below normal levels but the work continues.... Relaxed atmosphere in some hospitals but not in the Denver Office!

    Cons

    Very good gig to be in Sr. Leadership here. If you are middle management , Analyst or everyday worker you will feel your place. Sr. Leadership really bought into the Affordable Care Act and it cost the average worker and their benefits greatly! Politically correct atmosphere where your speech is controlled. No words like bullet points, execute, on target..."these are "violent" terms. Stiff environment in Denver. False friendliness is very common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay true to the principals that you expect others to follow. They preach equality for all, but live and make decisions on bottom dollars, not caring for their people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    CHI is a faith based organization

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

    Pros

    Minimal Stress, there isn't work to take home definite plus!

    Cons

    Excess hours, working 12 hours days at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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