Legacy Health System

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Legacy Health System Reviews

56 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people work there, good access to Employee Health benefits such as vaccinations, good benefits, if you can get them (in 4 reviews)

  • The physicians were engaged and became leaders who focused on improving patient care and simultaneously cutting cost (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • This is all while senior management positions continue to grow and grow (in 3 reviews)

  • Benefits aren't that great (medical) (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hopewell House outdoor maintenance

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Legacy Health System

    Pros

    Hopewell House is a lovely place to spend my volunteer time. I have been an employee of Legacy during my professional career as an RN. Now I volunteer there.

    Cons

    The grounds at Hopewell House are in a deplorable state of non-maintenance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am a hospice volunteer at Hopewell House and have performed duties there since 2008. It has been brought to my attention by staff members and families of our patients that the grounds at Hopewell are extremely unkempt. Weeds are growing in all of the former flower beds, there are dead branches hanging from shrubbery and the gazebo area at the rear of the building is totally overgrown and the roses are dying. It is a shame that our patients and their families have to observe this mess. The other legacy hospitals appear to be fortunate to have wonderful landscaping services. Why does Hopewell not have the same.? One of our nurses has been so generous with her time and money to plant bulbs and other flowers at the entrance. She should not have to do this herself as well as provide excellent hospice service to our patients and their families. Please help make us proud of our facility and maintain this gem of an institution belonging to Legacy. Perhaps one of the management people should visit this wonderful place and recognize the work we do and take a look at the outside environment. We do bring our patients outside in their beds and family members use the courtyard for respite and comfort. How lovely it would be to have beautiful surroundings and not a weed patch. Hoping someone can make Hopewell as beautiful as the other Legacy facilities.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Safety Analyst in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Safety Analyst in Portland, OR

    I worked at Legacy Health System full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful "family" of co-workers. Great health care system.

    Cons

    Known for mass layoffs. Budgeting strategy to maintain competition is harmful to current employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Abusive work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mental Health Therapist in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Mental Health Therapist in Portland, OR

    I worked at Legacy Health System

    Pros

    Pay was good when scheduled hours were worked (and not cancelled),

    Cons

    Abusive attitude of other hospital workers towards the psychiatric patients as well as the psychiatric staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    address the abusive attitudes as well as educate all other staff on the duties of the mental health therapists.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    A long way to go

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Legacy Health System

    Pros

    The benefits are excellent, with low copays, zero deductible, very good prescription coverage, dental, flexible spending account, vision, several hundred dollars of "alternative medicine" coverage, and of course, a network of providers and pharmacies within the System to patronize. The majority of employees are caring and friendly and are doing their part to ensure patients continue to remain priority #1.

    Cons

    The facilities are dreary, except in areas patients and other customers are expected. This means anyplace the employees are going to be, the desks, walls, carpets and office machines might just be older than they are. The Values and Mission, like many companies, are apparently only for the purpose of hanging in a frame or posting on the website. They're definitely not carried throughout the organization.The company doesn't value its employees and it's apparent from the demoralization which is palpable from the rank and file.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out what is happening at the Department level. Mandate that the Mission and Values are carried out on every organization level and follow through to make certain this is happening. Conduct a sweep and rid the System of "old-timers" who refuse to change with the times, refuse to be flexible, to innovate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Legacy has lost it's secondary customer focus - employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Legacy Health System

    Pros

    Legacy works hard to be the best Health Care System in the region.

    Cons

    it's getting too big for it's own good. In it's growth, there has been a disconnect between management and employees: the front lines and the bottom lines. It really tries to do and be the best - which is great - but the sheer size of the system makes it so difficult for communication to work personally as well as professionally. I feel that there is an unspoken notion that one is not to get to know their managers, nor is there time granted to deal with teamwork or personnel issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the rumblings of discontent of your employees. It's important to listen to the negative while aspiring to be #1.

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