Legacy Health System

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Legacy Health System Reviews

Updated April 20, 2014
Updated April 20, 2014
46 Reviews
3.3
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  1.  

    Top down management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Legacy Health System for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The quality of care is excellent.

    Cons

    Top down management is not aware of the great potential of the staff it employs. There is little room for professional advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to recognize and utilize the skill set of employees.

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    Excellent Benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Nurse (RN)  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Staff Nurse (RN) in Portland, OR

    I worked at Legacy Health System full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, high standard of behavior

    Cons

    the employees vacation and sick hours come out of the same bank, thus it encourages staff to come to work sick, in order to save Paid Time Off for vacations. No clinical ladder for nurses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great hospital system to work for. Lots of opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Legacy Health System

    Pros

    Awesome pay and benefits, usually well-staffed, great physicians and nurses to work with, clean facility. Many opportunities to move around within the system.

    Cons

    Because of the location of emanuel and good sam, there are a lot of alcoholics and drug addicts. They're not always the most pleasant patients and it makes for a lot of social work headaches. Personally for me, the hospital is a little far from my home. Traffic sucks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall good company providing good care for the area. Can be very bureaucratic at times.

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    Current Employee - Occupational Therapist  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Occupational Therapist in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Legacy Health System part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some extremely excellent staff providing quality patient care.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement. Managers stick to numbers rather than focusing on what COULD provide the very best patient care -- people are more important than numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Other than my direct manager...I don't really feel like management exists.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great colleagues

    Former Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Portland, OR

    I worked at Legacy Health System as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Well organized, dedicated staff, administration somewhat disorganized

    Cons

    parking a problem, collaboration across departments not very good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work, just wish I could work more!

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    Current Employee - Dietitian  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Dietitian in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Legacy Health System for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people work there, good access to Employee Health benefits such as vaccinations, good benefits, if you can get them.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get a regular, benefitted position. No reimbursement for professional licenses and continuing education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't use so many on-call and supplemental hours; instead create new, regular positions!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Have been employed for 37 years at Legacy and I feel I have been treated fairly and very well at Legacy.

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    Current Employee - Health Information Technician  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Health Information Technician in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Legacy Health System full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits for employee, as well as family; Good salary; Work with a very Diverse environment of co-workers; Some job functions are able to be performed by telecomuting; Good sharing of information and changes in the organization (communication).

    Cons

    Some job functions were centralized, so employess had to move from different Legacy facilities to one central facility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Professionally fulfilling

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Legacy Health System full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Professional relationships, recognition of nursing's contribution is improving, opportunity to work with different disciplines, helping to make positive changes in patient's recovery from illness,

    Cons

    Unit budgets do not allow for real continuing education in nursing, just education to support hospital or system initiatives so leadership will meet quality goals and qualitfy for "merit" bonus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Professionally challenged with the creation of a new position.

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    Former Employee - Cardiovascular Service Line Director  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Cardiovascular Service Line Director in Portland, OR

    I worked at Legacy Health System full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The physicians were engaged and became leaders who focused on improving patient care and simultaneously cutting cost.

    Cons

    Difficult to accept change and bureaucratic in structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to those who are actually doing the work and know what is going on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Physician Assistant  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Legacy Health System

    Pros

    diverse working environment and medical experience

    Cons

    administrative bureaucracy , lots of new construction

    Recommends

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