Catholic Health Services of Long Island (CHS) is an integrated health care delivery system with some of the region’s finest health and human services agencies. CHS includes six hospitals, three skilled nursing facilities, a regional home nursing service, hospice, a community-based agency for persons with special needs and an extensive physician network.
2020 Best Places to Work Profile: Catholic Health Services of Long Island
Catholic Health Services of Long Island
Headquarters: Rockville Centre, N.Y.
No. of Employees: 18,000
Under the sponsorship of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, CHS serves hundreds of thousands of Long Islanders each year, providing care that extends from the beginning of life to helping people live their final years in comfort, grace and dignity. The organization fosters the integration of its faith-based mission and values in all facets of operations, with shared “I-CARE” values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. With a focus on recognition as a high reliability organization, CHS emphasizes clinical excellence, patient safety and mutual respect. Training is offered to enable staff members to provide consistently high-quality health care services across the system, culminating each year in awards for these achievements.
Committed to being an employer of choice, CHS salutes employees for outstanding accomplishments and milestones such as length of service, with many individuals working at CHS for 40 or more years. At the system level, an annual leadership conference celebrates individuals chosen by colleagues to receive CHS’s highest honor for exceptional leadership qualities. Employees appreciate the excellent benefits package, opportunities for professional development and the very supportive work environment. As an indication of the workplace culture, the employee turnover rate is consistently in the top tier of health systems in the country. CHS’s highly engaged staff enable the organization to achieve its vision: “To be the preferred health care system on Long Island for patients, doctors and staff.”