Mission: The Mission of Catholic Health Initiatives is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.
CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 14 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities, a free standing emergency department, more than 150 employed physician practice locations and more than 12,000 employees in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. CHI Health is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health system based in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 103 hospitals, as well as long-term care, assisted- and residential living communities; community health services organizations; home health agencies and outpatient facilities and services. In fiscal year 2016, CHI provided more than $1.1 billion in financial assistance and community benefit. CHI generated operating revenues of $15.9 billion and has total assets of approximately $22.7 billion.
CHI Health carries on the faith traditions of our founders: The Sisters of Mercy, the Immanuel Lutheran communities, and the Jesuits of Creighton University. Each brought a distinct way of practicing the Christian faith, but all shared a calling and passion for serving those most in need in our community through compassionate care and excellence in medicine.
In 2012, Catholic Health Initiatives accepted full sponsorship of CHI Health bringing the together 15 acute care hospitals, 4 behavioral health facilities, 2 specialty hospitals, over 120 clinics, and multiple health services across the Nebraska and Iowa region to carry on this healing ministry.
The deep faith tradition of the Sisters of St. Francis, the Sisters of Mercy , the Lutheran Deaconesses and the Jesuits have built our enduring foundation.
Sisters of Mercy
Sister Catherine McAuley founded the Sisters of Mercy in Dublin Ireland in 1831. Devoted to serving the poor, sick and those in need of education; Catherine’s legacy lives on today in communities of Mercy across the world. We celebrate this tradition of compassionate service in our community as we pay tribute to the Mercy influence in healthcare. Starting with the founding of St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, and continuing with St. Catherine’s Hospital, Bergan Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Hospitals in Council Bluffs and Corning Iowa, the Mercy ministry lives on in our midst today.
The Sisters of Saint Francis of Perpetual Adoration was founded by Blessed Marie Theresia Bonzel in Olpe, Germany, in 1863. The vision and charisma of Saints Francis and Clare so inspired Maria Theresia that she founded her new community as a Third Order Franciscan Congregation. The sisters stood in solidarity with the poor, powerless, and outcast, like Jesus, embracing the Gospel as their rule of life. They founded Saint Elizabeth in Lincoln, St. Francis in Grand Island, and Good Samaritan in Kearney. They also served as sponsors for St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Omaha (CUMC) from 1880 - 1971, as well as St. Mary’s Community Hospital in Nebraska City.
In 1887, Pastor Fogelstrom and five Deaconesses created a ministry which emphasized works of mercy and provided programs and services that served the sick, elderly and orphaned. Immanuel Medical Center has faithfully served the healing ministry of Christ through providing leadership in behavioral health since its founding and proactively identifying and providing care for unmet needs over time. That rich heritage will endure and serve an ever changing ministry.
At CHI Health, our core purpose is to heal the body, mind and spirit. Our most important focus is to care for our patients and their families. To do this, all CHI Health employees are expected to serve others by incorporating specific behaviors into their day-to-day work. Our Core Values describe specific day-to-day work expectations based on our mission and values.
Profound respect and awe for all of creation, the foundation that shapes spirituality, our relationships with others and our journey to God.
Moral wholeness, soundness, fidelity, trust, truthfulness in all we do.
Solidarity with one another, capacity to enter into another's joy and sorrow.
Preeminent performance, becoming the benchmark, putting forth our personal and professional best.
At CHI Health, more than 12,000 employees, demonstrating a vast range of talents and a shared commitment to our mission, provide skilled and compassionate care to the patients who trust in us.
With a variety of job opportunities at both rural and urban locations across Nebraska and southwest Iowa, you can build a career with CHI Health in work environments including hospitals, behavioral health facilities, physician clinics and home care.
Our Business Partners
In addition to the clinical and non-clinical career opportunities offered, we have several business partners who recruit and hire candidates for positions within our organization. These partners include Conifer Health Solutions, Catholic Health Initiatives, Practice Match, and Consolidated Health Services/CHI National Home Care.
I have been working at CHI Health full-time (More than 5 years)
Working with CHI is like working with Family. The family I have through CHI Health is my support. There are also great opportunities for growth and Development within the company as a whole.
In my opinion, CHI is all about the bottom dollar. They do not always take everything into consideration when determining the amount of staff to complete the work.
Advice to Management
Take employee workload into consideration when assigning budget and and do not base amount of employees based on only numbers.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at CHI Health (Omaha, NE) in October 2015.
I met with interviewer and answered approximately 6 opened ended questions about my qualifications and skilled. I gave clear and concise answers with examples. At the end, I asked questions about the next steps that would take place in the interview process.
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