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Catholic Health Initiatives Reviews

Updated January 18, 2018
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Catholic Health Initiatives CEO Kevin E. Lofton
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Pros
  • Great work life balance in most departments (in 35 reviews)

  • Not many vacation days but they allow certain employees to work from home (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management had no idea what we were doing (in 29 reviews)

  • Preach core values, do not follow them (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "2 Time Winner Best Places to Work in Kentucky"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Video Monitor Technician in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Video Monitor Technician in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catholic Health Initiatives full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff
    Working full time hours in three days each week
    Overtime Available, not mandatory
    Open and safe culture
    Thorough training
    Food available on site

    Cons

    Work every other weekend
    Work some holidays

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, the positive attitudes, and the encouragement. It's truly appreciated!

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

    Jun 29, 2017 – HR Project Coordinator

    Thank you for your continued service to the CHI family, and for taking the time to post this positive review!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Clueless management!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They do help the communities they serve. They won’t waste incentives on employees. Senior management may work remotely, employees can’t

    Cons

    Management are clueless about the skills of their staff!

    I had articles published by Microsoft about the innovated way i used their products to improve productivity, reduce costs, increase patient care.

    My boss called me in to his office to tell me he appreciated the work I had done for over 10 years as a “stand in”, but they needed “an expert”. I guess writing papers for Microsoft doesn’t count.

    Until they hire competent management stay away.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue

  3. "A complete mess!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Catholic Health Initiatives part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There aren't any Pros that I can think of.

    Cons

    If you aren't liked by your immediate supervisor, then expect to be targeted. Your coworkers can be the absolute nicest and absolutely love you, but your immediate boss can absolutely dislike you. It feels like a massive popularity contest. Opportunities for advancement are impossible to come by if you're not liked. Those that break the rules are overlooked, yet if you're doing your job (and aren't gossiping like others) you'll get in trouble for it. Management will make the work environment toxic so that they can force those that they don't like out , by restricting your opportunities, targeting you, and then retaliating after reporting them to HR...Which in the end doesn't solve any thing. Supervisors will actually force you into a situation where you have to choose between getting your education and keeping your job...there is no workaround.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on solving the issues at hand and actually listen to your workers. Stop worrying about getting the latest gossip and actually look at how disorganized the department actually is. Stop rewarding bad behavior and running off all of your loyal, hard working employees. A department can be great if you pay close attention to what's going on and listen to everyone's words.


  4. "APSC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The local level MBO management and clinic managers are wonderful to work with. They are trying to get their expenses paid by a too large and out of touch AP Center. I enjoyed working for my local area, the management, but the corporate AP is out of touch with local markets.

    Cons

    The AP dept. is completely unorganized, lack of leadership, they fly by the seat of their pants, and too dismissed from the local level needs. Issues are corrected for the moment, but not to help avoid them in the future. Lack of employees for the work ratio, and this has been for years. Being told not to share information with local market management when there is a problem, and told, and reprimanded for, cc'ing local market management on problems in emails. But if you don't, nothing gets solved. Lack of response by the APSC to emails for days. Or my favorite, waiting until the check is out, then emailing back, "this was paid on check..." waiting until the issue is solved before answering the email. Only answering the phones from 10-1 mountain time, etc........................
    I also agree with the two reviews written in September about the ridiculous attendance policy put in place by the director. Reprimand those who need it, but don't punish your employees because they or a family member is ill.

    Advice to Management

    Get NEW management and reorganize the APSC! If you want to centralize AP for ALL of the clinics and hospitals in CHI, processes and practices need to be re-evaluated for the large amount of work that needs processed. Practice Managers and Vendors complain they cannot get any constructive help at the APSC. HIRE more people! The amount of work is impossible for this skeleton crew. In short, reorganize this department, hire more help, or else give AP back to the MBO's because it is too large to manage in one "spot" so to say. Then local market management can deal with their expenses directly with their market instead of a centralized, impersonal, AP department.

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

    Nov 17, 2017 – HR Project Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback. It takes courage. We have made some recent leadership changes at the APSC and are working on gathering employee feedback to understand issues from their perspective. CHI... More


  5. "Outsourced"

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    Former Employee - Integration Analyst III in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Integration Analyst III in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with some wonderful, intelligent people.

    Cons

    Company grew too fast. Ended up outsourcing ALL IT workers except middle and upper management hoping to save a buck.

    Advice to Management

    Quit making promises to employees that you know you are not keeping.

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

    Oct 3, 2017 – HR Project Coordinator

    Your comments and past employment with a CHI facility are appreciated. Best of luck to you in your future endeavors.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Train wreck"

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    Former Employee - Director in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Director in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefit package included pension (this has since been discontinued)

    Cons

    Completely disorganized executive management led to huge financial problems

    Advice to Management

    change everyone at the top and get some people in that know what they are doing

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

    Oct 2, 2017 – HR Project Coordinator

    Thanks for your comments, and for your prior service with CHI. Best to you in your future endeavors.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is ok

    Cons

    Very incompetent management. Top heavy paying bonuses and salaries to themselves. IT is one of the most mismanaged areas with multiple SVPs and VPs managing their own bonuses. They have spent millions of $$s in last few years with consultants and vendors getting kickbacks for the top management. No accountability for anyone. Finance is totally ineffective and cannot exercise any controls. HR does not monitor or can control who gets paid what at VP/SVP level though they are continuing to fire people at lower levels. Executives continue to lie about financial performance. They are adding huge losses every year and stay afloat through investment income and accounting jugglery.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of top management

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

    Oct 2, 2017 – HR Project Coordinator

    Thank you for your comments. CHI provides a process for reporting these type allegations, and urges employees to do so. These instructions are found on Inside CHI and copied here to assist you in... More

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    None. Only one I can think of is depending on your manager, they are pretty good on working with your schedule.

    Cons

    Low pay. Managers don’t know what they’re doing. Unprofessional. You only get one raise a year and it’s a percentage and everyone gets one even if you do more work then them. It’s unfair.

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

    Oct 2, 2017 – HR Project Coordinator

    Thank you for your current employment with one of CHI's facilities, Your local Human Resource department would be able to address your issues and concerns regarding annual raises and we urge you to... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that work there are like a family. However management is another family just puppets for the higher ups, in a world of their own.

    Cons

    Talk the talk but don't walk the same trail. Very money oriented so they can do more inept programs that someone feels is touchy fee-lie. Scheduling is a nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Break the corporation up and go back to the regional systems, the nuns could make it work. Obviously something is lacking.

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

    Sep 20, 2017 – HR Project Coordinator

    Thank you for your comments, and for your previous service with one of CHI's healthcare facilities. We wish you the best in your future employment.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - UM in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - UM in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great 401 K plans , convenient location(s)

    Cons

    terrible mangers
    terrible reputation
    staff was AWESOME, knowledgeable but management was a joke

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees, SUPER SUPER understaffed

    Catholic Health Initiatives Response

    Sep 13, 2017 – HR Project Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to comment on your past experience with a CHI facility in Nebraska. We're sorry your experience was not more positive and wish you the best in future endeavors.


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