Dignity Health

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Dignity Health Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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2.9 113 reviews

58% Approve of the CEO

Dignity Health President, CEO, and Director Lloyd H. Dean

Lloyd H. Dean

(69 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employees are treated with dignity and respect, great benefits(in 13 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance if you fight for it(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Business is not run appropriately to attract more doctors for patient care(in 6 reviews)

  • Lack of authenticity and transparency between management and employees(in 3 reviews)

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    Wonderful physicians and nursing staff!

    Physical Therapist (Current Employee) San Bernardino, CA

    ProsThe hospitalists and nursing care, in general, are exceptional. Highly impressive inpatient orthopedic joint program and inpatient cardia surgery program.

    ConsMiddle management, as with many companies, could make it happen to turn around departmental employee satisfaction, if it were a high enough priority.
    CNA's are overworked. DH is listening and addressing EVS issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromotions for all departments, not just nursing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Dignity!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Santa Maria, CA

    ProsThe organization has many opportunities and has a positive impact on the community. Job opportunities as well as academic opportunities are plentiful if you choose to pursue them. Health, welfare, and education benefits are some of the best I've seen.

    ConsA lot of stress/uncertainty has been created with recent organizational restructuring.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A strong organization with a defined mission, but my department could not be more dissatisfied under current management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat pay, schedule flexibility, a few wonderful co-workers. We sometimes earn rewards like movie tickets or free meals from the cafeteria.

    ConsThe department I work in has probably an 80% dissatisfaction rate. We are continuously micromanaged, and treated like we need constant direction during the day. My manager calls us all shift long asking how busy we are so someone can get sent home. Even when our workloads are unbearable, all management cares about is numbers. You would think patient satisfaction and safety should be a priority but it's not. The department runs on favoritism, and you are always thrown under the bus by the managers. I wish I had more good things to say.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut yourself in our shoes.

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    Do more with less

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThis company's focus is on quality patient care. They strive to get a jump on any new regulatory change.

    ConsOften senior leadership is not afforded the opportuity to hire the support resources needed to meet or exceed corporate quality goals. Hence- the company motto "Doing more with less." A very stressful organization to work for.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stated company culture & philosophy is amazing...Too bad it's a total lie!!!

    Registered Respiratory Therapist (Current Employee) Chandler, AZ

    ProsLarge organization with seemingly great opportunities for professional growth. Their mission statements would lead a person to believe that Mother Theresa herself had founded this healthcare system, and if they actually operated even remotely close to their stated values, it would truly be an amazing hospital. Unfortunately, they sacrifice the health of their patients and the careers,health & sanity of their staff on a daily basis, Even working @ CRMC for over a decade doesn't give me the confidence to seek my or my family's healthcare needs here!

    ConsAn exceedingly high percentage of promotions are filled from outside the organization. In fact, management will state from the outset that they will only consider outside candidates. This demoralizes staff and removes a lot of incentive for furthering your education & growing in your profession. Pt care is threatened in a hundred ways on a daily basis because of staffing ratios and mgmt decisions. Staff can never have any confidence that their clinical decisions will be backed by administration because they don't have to look far to have already witnessed several of their contemporaries having been thrown under the bus. And if even 1 wheel of that bus should fail to crush that clinician, administration would certainly call them back for another pass over them! Currently, Dignity Health is running an ad campaign titled "Hello Humankindness." This is so far past ironic that it is fully hypocritical at this point! I absolutely want to puke every time I see it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork with your clinical staff. You are abundantly blessed with some amazing physicians, RNs & therapists, but you handicap them so badly every single day that they CAN'T even utilize the most basic standards of care, much less "best practices!" Encourage your staff to continue growing thru additional CEUs & credentialing, and show them you value those efforts by allowing them to compete for higher positions!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hello Humankindness

    Decision Support Analyst (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsAn outstanding place to work in the healthcare industry. Great people and excellent opportunities for advancement.

    ConsPosition entails various clerical duties.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Business Office is a mixed bag of politics and altruism

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsThe people you work with - your co-workers, colleagues - they can become your best friends. They are passionate and believe in the cause and the greater good of supporting Doctors, Nurses and caring for the sick. many of them are kind, selfless, and charitable. If you seeking to move up in a non-management/PM role or move laterally, there is plenty of opportunity. It only changes in the managerial eschelons.

    ConsManagement is detached. They simply want to move up so they can dictate and no longer share in the burden of work. They are masters of appearing to work when they are only serving their own interests. Not true of project managers, just the paper pushers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart to follow the behaviors of your underlings and practice what you preach.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I've worked worse places

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI work with a nice group of people. Management is approachable.

    ConsTop-heavy processes make the job frustrating. Technology issues are ongoing, and I don't like having to contact a call center in India when I need IT support. Compared to union positions at the hospitals, pay is negligible.

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    Like all hospital systems, Dignity Health is having to be agile with constant changes coming from the AHA

    Bed-side Care Giver (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits are great. Environment of care is clean. Safety is above average. Quality of care is above average.

    ConsDelivery of care is mechanized to reduce safety issues. No healthcare team. Hierarchical organizational structure despite somewhat flattened C-Suite consolidation. Effective communication is poor. Lean, Six Sigma methodologies used for efficiency has reduced bedside care staff to increase production but to just above safe levels. Employee disengagement is high with little to no job enlargement or enrichment. Environment is one that is task focused. No degree of employee autonomy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo excel in healthcare requires excellence in delivery. Leadership needs to focus on excellence and not just sufficiency in execution. C-suite needs to be more communicative and not hierarchical in its leadership decision making.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A So-So Corporation

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe benefits were great, the care for patients is real

    ConsLack of communication at all levels, reduction in work force meant more work, and the hospital/office atmosphere was filled with malicious gossip.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication of corporate wide projects/initiatives needs serious rework.
    Show care of employees at the same level as the patients.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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