The Erlanger office of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, will add 50 new employees in its human-resources operations team at 3900 Olympic Blvd., the organization announced.
The Erlanger location is one of three national offices operated by Catholic Health Initiatives, which has its corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colo., a suburb of Denver. CHI is the parent company of Louisville-based KentuckyOne Health, the state’s largest health system with more than 200 locations and approximately 15,000 employees across Kentucky and southern Indiana. Since September 2000, when the initial lease was signed for about 32,000 square feet of space on two floors of the five-story building on Olympic Boulevard, the CHI presence has expanded on six occasions to meet ever-growing personnel and space needs.
“This is another clear indication of CHI’s commitment to the Cincinnati community and the state of Kentucky,” said Mike Andrus, CHI’s vice president for human resource operations. “As we strive to provide the best-quality care for our patients, we continue to invest in our most valuable asset – our employees.”
CHI is creating the new jobs after a decision to not renew an outside, third-party contract for a wide array of human-resource services, including employee and benefits administration. The majority of the new positions will be filled by end of summer of 2014, allowing those important functions to be performed by CHI employees. Five management positions are now being advertised on the CHI website; additional positions will be posted in the coming weeks and months.
“Our decision to create these new jobs also underscores our values as an organization and our focus on stewardship of all of our resources,” Andrus said.
The addition of 50 new employees over the next several months will bring to 228 the total number of personnel occupying almost 74,000 square feet of space, or approximately 80% of the building, which is located in an office park at the intersection of Interstate 275 and Mineola Pike. Its dconvenient location near the airport and in the midst of a high-tech hub in the greater Cincinnati area made the office a logical spot for expansion.
In all, staffing for the Cincinnati-area office has more than quadrupled since the building was first occupied by about 50 CHI employees from a wide variety of departments, including performance management; human resources; payroll; communications, legal; finance; supply chain and clinical engineering.
Andrus said CHI will also be making a significant investment throughout the hiring process in upgrading and expanding information-technology infrastructure.
About Catholic Health Initiatives: 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 it provides care. One of the nation’s largest health systems, Englewood, Colo.- based CHI operates in 18 states and comprises 87 hospitals, including four academic medical centers and teaching hospitals and 24 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; and other facilities that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. In fiscal year 2013, CHI provided $762 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. Learn more at www.catholichealthinitiatives.org.