Dignity Health

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Dignity Health Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
134 Reviews
3.0
134 Reviews
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Dignity Health President, CEO, and Director Lloyd H. Dean
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employees are treated with dignity and respect, great benefits (in 15 reviews)

  • mostly great people to work with, mostly a very respectful environment (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Business is not run appropriately to attract more doctors for patient care (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Has some good aspects but overall needs improvement.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dignity Health

    Pros

    The pay is great and so are the people. I love everyone I work with.

    Cons

    We are always out of supplies, management does not stick up for our department. Patient care should be first but they want us to meet time quotas and hurry as fast as we can to do what needs to be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember patients come first not going cheap and rushing everything.

  2.  

    Excellent opportunity to care for community members close to home.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RN Clinical Coordinator in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - RN Clinical Coordinator in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Dignity Health full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, including healthcare are very good. Salary is fair. The department I worked in had highly skilled RN's who were very good at their jobs.

    Cons

    Frequent management changes led to unstable work environment, with a confusion of expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key for everyone to be on the same page to accomplish the goals of upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Hello Human Kindness

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Oxnard, CA
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Oxnard, CA

    I have been working at Dignity Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people and nice esthetic environment. However, some people take advantage and abuse the system.

    Cons

    Micromanager who typically uses threats, intimidation, & bullying to get the job done. No accountability or follow-up for those who abuse the attendance policy. HR is ineffective, they allow false accusations to go on without following corporate policy where if one makes a false allegation against another employee, then the accuser is subject to termination.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate interim directors and hire a permanent one. Senior management needs to be more visible. The CFO is invisible and Chief Medical Officer are virtually invisible and not in touch with Case Management or the length of stay processes/operations. Physician advisor is ineffective, afraid to approach the physicians, and hides behind the case managers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very cut throat

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Dignity Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits/ pension.

    Cons

    Very cut throat culture, although they preach much different.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with more repsect.

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    ER RN

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    I have been working at Dignity Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The ER I work in is very flexible with everyones schedule. The nursing staff is the reason nurses stay in this department.

    Cons

    I try to stick to the positives. Everyone will have a different opinion on what to expect from and employer. Leadership is the area in which improvement is most needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need help to become a cohesive leadership team. The department and organization seem very reactionary as opposed to forward planning and implementation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful physicians and nursing staff!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in San Bernardino, CA

    I have been working at Dignity Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Middle 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 ManagementAdvice

    Promotions for all departments, not just nursing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dignity!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Maria, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Maria, CA

    I have been working at Dignity Health full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dignity Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Put yourself in our shoes.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Dignity Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large 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!

    Cons

    An 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 ManagementAdvice

    Work 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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do more with less

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dignity Health

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Often 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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