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Catholic Health Initiatives Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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Catholic Health Initiatives CEO Kevin E. Lofton
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Pros
  • I am able to telecommute, which has allowed a wonderful 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 26 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    "HIM Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HIM Specialist in Bend, OR
    Former Employee - HIM Specialist in Bend, OR
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Immediate supervisor great to work with. Teamwork was the name of the game.

    Cons

    As soon as various departments started outsourcing morale plummeted.

    Advice to Management

    Retention of well-qualified staff is a must.

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

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

    Thanks for posting this review about your time at CHI. Teamwork is important to us too! CHI had to flex to meet the demands of the changing healthcare landscape and had to make difficult decisions ... More


  2. "CHI"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture, great team members

    Cons

    Uncertainty of future within the industry

    Advice to Management

    Communicate to employees (does so now, but more would be nice)

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

    May 22, 2017 – HR Project Coordinator

    □ Thanks for your continued service at CHI, and thank you for taking the time to post a review. The healthcare industry is ever changing and evolving so it's quite normal to have uncertainties - the ... More


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Unending Chaos"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Applications Systems Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Applications Systems Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Catholic Health Initiatives (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Lots of opportunity, as CHI IT is continually reinventing itself.
    -CHI will never run out of work to do.
    -There are offices in several cities, plus they allow some remote employees.

    Cons

    -The CHI IT department was reorganized multiple times in my 3 years there. There was never a org chart; it was continually fluid. I was on the Epic team and I reported to three different supervisors within my first 5 months
    -The teams are continually understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    For the love of God, settle on an organization and stay there. Increase the number of employees in the department to match the workflow. Strengthen the basically non-existent training program for new employees

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

    May 15, 2017 – HR Project Coordinator

    □ Thanks for taking the time to post a review. It's a fact that healthcare IT has undergone significant transformation over the last few years. The days of being able to build the expertise from ... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Just a stepping stone company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people and good work life balance. Not many vacation days but they allow certain employees to work from home.

    Cons

    Terrible pay, terrible advancement opportunities. Also not very advanced in terms of the systems they use, which translates to not much experience value when looking for other jobs. I thought leaving here that I had a good grasp on Excel - got to my next job and realized soon that I had a ton to learn to catch up.

    Advice to Management

    Identify the people in the company that have advanced skills and have them work with others to develop as a whole. Or just pay people more to attract more talent. Either way these solve the same issue.

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

    May 15, 2017 – HR Project Coordinator

    □ Please accept my thanks for your past service to CHI. I'm glad to hear the good people and good work life balance were of value to you. You cited low pay as a concern. Please know that CHI is ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Top heavy and too many consultants"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Management is clueless on long term, too much reliance on consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Drop the consultants, grow your team so they can handle the work

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

    May 16, 2017 – HR Project Coordinator

    □ Thank you for your comments. Due to the rapid changes in health care and within CHI, CHI has worked with consultants. We’ve had many learning experiences along the way. As a result, we continue ... More


  7. Helpful (3)

    "surgical technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    none there are no pros to working for this company

    Cons

    Management nor company cares about its employees, favoritism and no room for advancement.

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

    May 15, 2017 – HR Project Coordinator

    Thank you for your comments and we're sorry that there was nothing positive in your 10 years with the Nebraska facility. Your review will be provided to HR in Nebraska, and CHI wishes you all the ... More


  8. "I'm available full-time part-time per diem"

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    Former Employee - I'm A Nursing Assistant for Almost 20 Years in East Greenwich, RI
    Former Employee - I'm A Nursing Assistant for Almost 20 Years in East Greenwich, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I feel that I have a lot to offer Women and Infants I've been a nursing system for 20 years and I feel that I need to grow in other areas other than a nursing home I feel that I would be a great asset to your company

    Cons

    I think that my biggest con as far as where I do go wrong is that I wear my heart on my sleeve I do know enough still leave personal business at the door I take my job very seriously no matter what it is I have zero issues taking Direction from superiors and only having to be told to do something once I go above and beyond the Call of Duty

    Advice to Management

    I really wouldn't like to give advice to management but what I would say is that it would be a mistake to pass me over I think it would be a mistake in that aspect because I think you should give me a chance to prove myself because I take my job very seriously I treat patients the way I would want my family treated that is my motto I'm not trying to share my own Apple but I believe in my heart of hearts that if you passed me up it would be a mistake I think no actually I believe that after you saw my performance you would have no regrets

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

    May 22, 2017 – HR Project Coordinator

    Thank you for your post, and your dedication to your chosen field. We wish you all the best in your employment endeavors.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Embarressed to be working here!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Catholic Health Initiatives full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility in scheduling. Great Co-workers

    Cons

    Budget cuts have left patient care unsafe. Numerous safety issues and poor patient outcomes resulting. No opportunities for advancement unless you have an "in" to get you up the latter. It was a much better place to work before CHI!

    Advice to Management

    Make some budget cuts where you will get more for your dollar...executive level! Spend time with departments and staff to see what your decisions are doing to those laying in the hospital beds!

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

    May 16, 2017 – HR Project Coordinator

    □ Thanks for providing a review and I'm glad you've found great people to work with. It's true that CHI - and healthcare as an industry - has undergone massive change over the last couple of years ... More


  10. "Will have to wait 6 months and see"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Catholic Health Initiatives (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Since this is a not for profit organization, the salary & compensation are very good

    Cons

    IT Management needs to drop politics and get to see the bigger picture as to what the Mission wants to achieve.

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

    May 22, 2017 – HR Project Coordinator

    Thank you for your former service with CHI; we wish you all the best in your future employment endeavors.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Application Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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