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Catholic Health Initiatives Englewood Reviews

Updated April 4, 2017
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Catholic Health Initiatives CEO Kevin E. Lofton
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Pros
  • Great team to work with, and a great work life balance (in 31 reviews)

  • The company has a good mission statement, pays well, and has good benefits (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management has destroyed the organization with over extension (in 25 reviews)

  • What happened to the core values and "Embrace the Spirit" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Application Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Applications Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Applications Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Catholic Health Initiatives full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Our group was great to work with. We always helped each other and exchanged ideas and knowledge. Pay and Vacation is adequate compared to other companies. I truly loved working with the people at CHI.

    Cons

    Upper management had no idea what we were doing. Outsourcing fragmented the company greatly and made it hard to get anything done. Resolution of issues were tremendously delayed and impacted Patient Care. A lot of analysis and process paralysis....

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you have all the information before outsourcing departments and how it affects patient care. The downtime in productivity can't possibly generate any savings. Take a look beyond your spreadsheets. On one side everything is about cutting costs, and then decisions are made that seemed very costly and didn't make any sense.

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

    Apr 14, 2017 – System Manager HR Planning

    Thank you for the time you spent at CHI, and for taking time to provide a review. I'm glad to hear that your work and the people you worked with created a positive work experience. and I wish you ... More


  2. "CHI"

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    Former Employee - Operations/Applications Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Operations/Applications Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Catholic Health Initiatives full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Co workers are the best!

    Cons

    Continuing change resulting in many layoffs over the 9 years I worked with them


  3. "Not a Level Playing Field"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Englewood, CO
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Catholic Health Initiatives as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great intelligent caring people to work with despite the consistent changes and layoffs. Work life balance is great.

    Cons

    CHI is one on many companies that have implemented a 18 month contractor policy. Contractors are only allowed (supposedly) for 18 months. A contractor may return if there's an opening after 6 months. Is seems this policy varies from person to person and should be examined by an outside agency. Some contractors are let go after 18 months and other have stayed on long after that time frame. It seems to be based on who knows who. So many people are let go that have vital operations/tech knowledge without having proper replacements.

    Advice to Management

    You need consistency. Examples like this is one of the many reason morale is so low.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Finance/Accounting"

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    Current Employee - Finance/Accounting in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Finance/Accounting in Englewood, CO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, varied work, diverse geographical locations

    Cons

    Constant downsizing, poor IT infrastructure, unable to create a cohesive operating model across geographical locations

    Advice to Management

    Need new senior leadership, including CEO and CFO that have expanded the company without the ability to manage that growth in an ever changing healthcare infustry

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

    Feb 15, 2017 – System Manager HR Planning

    Thank you for posting a review. The cons you cite have - indeed - been a challenge for CHI and for healthcare systems across the United States. The rapidly changing healthcare landscape makes it ... More


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Needs a major overhaul"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with a lot intelligent people. Job was awesome.

    Cons

    Executive leadership has no clue what they are doing, house needs to be cleaned! Too much money wasted on programs, initiatives that never came to fruition. Started outsourcing departments thinking that would solve their problems. Biggest mistake ever!!!

    Advice to Management

    Fire all executive management, start over!


  7. "CHI Challenges"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Vice President in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Catholic Health Initiatives full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large health system with many opportunities. Strong mission.

    Cons

    Financial challenges have created a challenging work atmosphere at the corporate office.

    Advice to Management

    More senior management visibility.

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

    Jan 18, 2017 – System Manager HR Planning

    Thank you for the time you spent in service to the CHI ministry. Thanks also for taking the time to provide a review of that experience. I agree with your citation of "a challenging work atmosphere ... More


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Working for CHI"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, laid back culture

    Cons

    High turnover. Company is going thru hard financial times with massive layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Treat people and specially old employees that made a difference as people, not numbers.

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

    Jan 19, 2017 – System Manager HR Planning

    Thanks for this review and for your many years of service to this health care ministry. It's true that CHI - along with health care systems across the U.S. - is undergoing massive change in structure ... More


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Great colleagues, misguided leadership"

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    Former Employee - National Manager in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - National Manager in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was privileged to work with an excellent team of dynamic, very smart people. My pay was very fair. Work-life balance was honored and celebrated. I was proud to be part of a department in the national organization that was valued for its support of the local work that directly affects patient lives.

    Cons

    Very poor decision-making among senior leadership is widely recognized both at the national and the local level. Just a few examples: Outsourcing IT to WiPro during the biggest and most important enterprise IT implementation in the company's history. Inability to decide whether to be an operating company or a holding company. Decisions that should be central left to indecisive local leadership. Mistrust from local facilities was profound, often justified, yet left unaddressed. Extensive, destructive layoffs driven by numbers rather than strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Every conversation among staff includes wonder that the board hasn't moved to replace the senior leaders. Their decisions failed to prevent CHI's deep troubles in an admittedly challenging period. It's time to "turn around" by turning over a new leaf.

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

    Oct 31, 2016 – System Manager HR Planning

    Thanks for your thoughtful, in-depth review. The concerns you've cited are recognizable to anyone who has served in the healthcare industry in the past few years. I'm amazed at the amount and speed ... More


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    "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not one I would ever consider mentioning

    Cons

    A contracting firm hired by C-Level executives is driving the company into a 6 foot grave and causing CHI to lose millions of dollars and ruining relationships within all their locations. They screw more infrastructure up than they fix. They should be fired along with any executive that has been with the company for longer than 5 months

    Advice to Management

    Read the CONS

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

    Jan 19, 2017 – System Manager HR Planning

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Healthcare changes are happening so quickly that it’s sometimes necessary to seek external expertise to meet the business mandates resulting from governmental ... More


  11. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catholic Health Initiatives full-time

    Pros

    Great people, large company with good benefits, interesting work.

    Cons

    Can be chaotic due to changing marketplace.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work of transforming the company as you are doing. It's a tough job. Find the right balance of outsourced relationships vs internal as you are doing.

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

    Sep 28, 2016 – Human Resources Planning and Resource Development Manager

    Hello, and thank you for your continued service to CHI. Thanks also for the review you've contributed - It provides a "big-picture" view of both the current and desired states for CHI. I agree with ... More


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