Community Healthcare Network FAQ

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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Community Healthcare Network.

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June 18, 2019

What is health insurance like at Community Healthcare Network?

Pros

Most coworkers are great and really want to help communities. A lot are from the area and grew up in neighborhoods. Smart and caring people. Can be good for the experience for 1-2 years if you can last. Healthcare is cheaper after you get it. Can put money to subway. You aren’t allowed to get health insurance at CHN when they hire you and you have to wait. Some people getting degrees and some managers are flexible.

Cons

Job offered is not the job you get. Lots of people leaving at every level. Top management has lots of change and fighting. Budget issues and cuts. They can’t keep nurses or doctors in clinics or at Central (management). No direction because of constant changes at Central. Managers steal ideas from people or don’t do the work and take credit and promotions. Patients angry with long wait times and canceled appointments. Focus is on research not patients. CHN is really big so you are not a human being in a big system. One day you have to be in the Bronx, next day in Brooklyn and you get no notice. Quality going down and people and patients unhappy. Not safe. Don’t have what you need to do your job. Then you get blamed. Favoritism. Some people punished. others don’t follow the rules. Disrespect. Bullying. Sexist. People are scared at work. Used to be a great place to work is what old timers say. Not any more. It is “whitening” of a community health center. The just have old white men and Wall Street types running the place who don’t care about communities. Managers yell. No one likes the CEO. He makes a lot of promises. Showboat. No real action.

Advice to Management

Focus on patients. Listen to staff. Respect communities. Respect staff. No more empty promises. Not as much change all the time. This isn’t a research lab. Not as many old white men running things. Be more fair and honest.

You aren’t allowed to get health insurance at CHN when they hire you and you have to wait.

June 18, 2019

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January 16, 2020

What is paid time off like at Community Healthcare Network?

Pros

I've gain so much knowledge in my experience working as a Family Planning Health Educator at CHN. The team I worked with were very supportive throughout my growth at the clinic. I was assigned to work at one of the clinic locations in Queens. The staff at the clinic were very friendly. You get 10 PTO days in your first year, 15 PTO days your second year and then 20+ after your third year with CHN.

Cons

I wish the pay rate would be higher for health educators considering how much work they do. Retirement plans can be improved. Also, if you have any general questions to HR, they might take a while (2 weeks+) or never reply back. (which is not good)

Advice to Management

Increase salary for health educators in order to have a higher retention of employees.

You get 10 PTO days in your first year, 15 PTO days your second year and then 20+ after your third year with CHN.

January 16, 2020

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October 27, 2020

How are career development opportunities at Community Healthcare Network?

Pros

-Great supervisors -Great for career development -Great work/life balance

Cons

-Low salary -Some organizational challenges -Some miscommunication between programs

Great for career development

October 27, 2020

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What kind of career opportunities exist at Community Healthcare Network?

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August 13, 2020

Why do Community Healthcare Network employees quit?

Pros

The people who work here are dedicated, passionate people who truly care about the work they are doing for patients and the community. You will learn a lot while working here about the barriers that many New Yorkers face in accessing quality healthcare. If you take that information to heart and are willing to meet patients where they are at, working here will make you a better provider and give you a much more nuanced understanding of how to reach people and provide care.

Cons

This company laid off dozens of workers during the middle of a pandemic and took over two months to provide any guidance on healthcare benefits that would be available to former employees after being laid off. Many of these employees are parents and older folks who are in critical need of benefits (as everyone is!) at this scary time. The company argued that the severance was “better than most people are getting at this time.” While this may be true, it is clear that the savings that this company made were due to laying off some of its lowest-paid and vulnerable employees (there is no evidence that its top paid administrative employees or board members took any substantial cut to try to save these jobs). For a healthcare company that claims to value community health so much, their actions say otherwise.

The company argued that the severance was “better than most people are getting at this time.”

August 13, 2020

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