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.
Vision: As a ...
Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems, expresses its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities in the hundreds of sites across the nation where it provides care. One of the nation’s largest health systems, Englewood, Colo.-based CHI operates in 18 states and comprises 105 hospitals, including four academic health centers and major teaching hospitals and 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; and other facilities that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care.
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.
Catholic: Living our Mission and Core Values.
Health: Improving the health of the people and communities we serve.
Initiatives: Pioneering models and systems of care to enhance care delivery.
Nearly 700 employees, physicians, participating congregation members and board members from throughout Catholic Health Initiatives participated in the process of naming our core values. The core values define CHI and serve as our guiding principles. They are the roots, or anchors, from which all of our activities, decisions and behaviors follow.
Reverence: Profound respect and awe for all of creation, the foundation that shapes spirituality, our relationships with others and our journey to God.
Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, fidelity, trust, truthfulness in all we do.
Compassion: Solidarity with one another, capacity to enter into another’s joy and sorrow.
Excellence: Preeminent performance, becoming the benchmark, putting forth our personal and professional best.
What makes CHI different from other employers – even from other health care employers? Here’s what some of our employees say:
I have been in many hospitals, but there is just something different about this one.
I am grateful for the Morning Prayer because it helps ground me before starting my day.
Through the years, I have heard dozens of unsolicited comments about our office culture. Some call it a ‘mood,’ some an ‘atmosphere,’ and others a ‘feeling.’ But their meaning is always the same: they look forward to coming to our office because they feel a wonderful calm as soon as they walk in.
I found myself coming alive again when I heard the mission statement of Catholic Health Initiatives. A true sense of mission was coming back into my work.
While the “atmosphere” or “feeling” of CHI can be hard to define, we know there are some specific things that make CHI different:
Immediate supervisor great to work with. Teamwork was the name of the game.
As soon as various departments started outsourcing morale plummeted.
Advice to Management
Retention of well-qualified staff is a must.
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Catholic Health Initiatives (Omaha, NE).
I was contacted by the HR person for an interview. On the day of, the manager came to meet me at the front desk and he took me to the conference room in which he interviewed me with technical questions and the HR person as more like personality tests.
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