Veteran Employer Background – Healthcare – Catholic Health Initiatives (2)

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Published in the September/October 2012 issue of print Search & Employ®  |

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The organization began operating in 1996, but the idea of Catholic Health Initiatives has been around for a long time. CHI operates in 19 states and includes 76 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted-living, and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

In fiscal year 2011, CHI provided more than $612 million in charity care and community benefits, including services for the poor, free clinics, education, and research. With annual revenues of more than $10.5 billion, CHI is the nation’s second-largest Catholic healthcare system.

CHI expresses its mission and vision through a commitment to special initiatives, including advocacy for all who live in the communities it serves, especially the most vulnerable. The initiatives include 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. Another initiative is the Direct Community Investment program, which has provided more than $44 million in low-interest loans to organizations that promote access to jobs, housing, education, and healthcare for underserved communities in the United States and around the world. CHI’s community benefit programs — such as meal programs and free clinics — and charity care total more than $590 million annually across the organization.

CHI recognizes that veterans can play an important role in the organization’s success. Two of the national recruiters at Catholic Health Initiatives are Army veterans. Both have several years of experience recruiting veterans in a variety of settings.

Dan Crilley is one of those recruiters. He left the Army as a corporal, having served as a paralegal and legal clerk for the 1st Cavalry Division. He’s now a senior recruiting consultant with CHI. He handles healthcare recruiting for areas such as finance, legal, strategy, communications, performance management, and the CHI Foundation ( Crilley has more than 20 years of diverse recruiting experience.

“In addition to attending job fairs, I have conducted several veterans outreach seminars at our local County Workforce Center in South Denver,” he said. “We have also had good success bringing on veterans to our organization in clinical engineering.”

About the Author

This article was written by Jay Myers