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  • 48 employees say

    Excellent (14)
    Good (13)
    Satisfactory (18)
    Subpar (3)
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Company summary


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 we provide care. The nation’s third-largest nonprofit health system, Englewood, Colorado-based CHI operates in 17 states and comprises 104 hospitals, including four academic health centers and major teaching hospitals as well as 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; living communities; and other facilities and services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. In fiscal year 2016, CHI provided more than $1.1 billion in financial assistance and community benefit – a 13% increase over the previous year -- for programs and services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. Financial assistance and community benefit totaled more than $2 billion with the inclusion of the unpaid costs of Medicare. The health system, which generated operating revenues of $15.9 billion in fiscal year 2016, has total assets of approximately $22.7 billion. 

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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.


As a ministry of the Catholic Church, we will lead the transformation of health care to achieve optimal health and well-being for the individuals and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. 

Living Our Mission

CHI expresses its mission and vision through ongoing commitment to special initiatives that build healthy communities and advance social justice. These include:

  • Advocacy for all who live in the communities we serve, especially the most vulnerable. CHI pursues social justice for all through internal integrity, community partnerships, legislative activism and shareholder activism.

  • The Mission and Ministry Fund, which has awarded more than 300 grants totaling more than $38 million for new initiatives to promote and sustain healthy communities.

  • Community Benefit programs — such as meal programs and free clinics — and financial assistance, which totals more than $590 million annually across the organization.


Employees are at the heart of building healthy communities. That is why our benefit options are designed to help you stay healthy and achieve a total well-being for your entire family.

Our comprehensive and competitive benefits program gives you a wide array of benefit plans and options: 

  • Medical Plan
  • Personal Wellness Program
  • Personal Health Management Program
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Supplemental Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Spouse and Child Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Personal Time, Vacation, Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • 457(b) Plan
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Reimbursement


  • 198 Inverness Drive West
    Englewood, CO, 80112

For applicants


Together we’re healthier, stronger, better
The People of CHI
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CHI: Courage, Compassion and Community

What we offer

What is special about working for us?

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.


Career Growth

Catholic Health Initiatives wants its employees to reach their fullest potential. We offer multiple opportunities for employees to enhance their skills and develop new competencies. 

  • Our National Leadership Conference, held every two years, is an essential part of:
    • Continuing education in the business of health care.
    • The continuing formation of our leaders, which deepens their understanding of the healing ministry.
  • The Patricia A. Cahill Leadership Initiative offers our leaders the opportunity to take time away from their positions to pursue education, research, writing or community service.
  • Our National Clinical Competency program identifies development opportunities for our clinicians.
  • We offer programs to strengthen the leadership competencies of leaders at all levels. Programs may include professional assessments, coaching, team building and development plans. 
  • Our many online communities provide networking and learning opportunities for all of our employees.
  • Tuition assistance encourages employees to pursue additional formal education that will help them on their career paths.
  • GPS@CHI helps CHI leaders navigate their careers by collecting and storing information about their work experience, performance histories, career aspirations and future potential.


How would we describe the company culture?

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. 



Our Mission, Values, and Other Tangibles  
While the “atmosphere” or “feeling” of CHI can be hard to define, we know there are some specific things that make CHI different:

  • Our mission to create healthy communities.
  • The reflections that begin all of our management and leadership meetings.
  • Our core values, which are the basis of all of our decisions and actions.
  • Our celebrations including annual feast days:
    • World Day of Healing, Feb. 11
    • Birthday of CHI, May 1
    • Labor Day
  • Our national office and our facilities regularly give back to their communities through activities such as collecting winter coats, school supplies or Christmas gifts for children in need; sprucing up the homes of people who cannot perform their own home maintenance; or helping to construct a Habit for Humanity house. These activities vary, but are ongoing.
  • Annual “Staff Renewal” days in CHI’s national offices give employees time to refresh their perspectives or work together on a community project.
  • Our annual collections of Sacred Stories, written by employees and other members of the CHI family about their experiences with lived spirituality in our workplace.
  • Opportunities for career growth that include continuing education and sabbaticals.

What else should applicants know about us?


Corporate Responsibility

Our commitment to corporate responsibility is tied to the distinctive culture of Catholic Health Initiatives. Each of us helps shape that culture by acting in accordance with our core values and standards of conduct. We all have a personal responsibility to behave ethically and appropriately.

Our Values and Ethics at Work
Health care is a complex industry. Many of the laws and regulations that govern health care are difficult to understand and to apply consistently.

Catholic Health Initiatives’ Our Values and Ethics at Work Reference Guide helps employees understand these laws and regulations. Employees can consult this reference guide, which describes CHI’s standards of conduct and how to apply them to daily work situations.

Employees who have a concern about the right way to act in any situation are able to report those concerns.  


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Reviews for Catholic Health Initiatives

Reviews - What employees say

3.28 Employees say
5.00 Applicants say
  • 26.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Gare up the IT and Staff
  • 16.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I've been in a few buildings that just can't seem to figure out the thermostat, but that's everywhere I think. Doctors shouldn't be treated like royalty... they're people just like a biller or a front desk person. It is extremely difficult to let employees go. Particularly for attendance

What I like about the company

We get 2 raises a year, market and merit...thats pretty cool. HR staff is really nice and fun. There's 2 company hosted meals a year, one for holidays and one for employee appreciation day. Lots of perks and discounts like 20% off tickets to the water park or fitbit discount.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Staff to patient ratio needs to be standardized according to acuity/level of care. No nurse should ever have 6 patients! Staff should have input on policies that dictate how we care for patients. People who sit behind a desk have no idea. We have way too many outside of work time educational activities to keep up with. Too many things change from month to month, so that it is hard to keep up with what is current now. And changes are made through email, or a piece of paper posted on a board...not good communication!

What I like about the company

I have many great co-workers, who are able to get the job done, and are supportive of one another.

Review averages

  • 48 employees say

    Excellent (14)
    Good (13)
    Satisfactory (18)
    Subpar (3)
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    Good (0)
    Satisfactory (0)
    Subpar (0)

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