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Palomar Health Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2014
Palomar Health – Escondido – “Palomar Medical Center”

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2.7 14 reviews

38% Approve of the CEO

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Michael H. Covert

(8 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    The only hospital employer I've ever had

    Registered Nurse (Current Employee) Escondido, CA

    ProsA nearly brand new hospital, so the equipment works and the facility is well maintained. Its a beautiful place to work.

    ConsSince moving into the new hospital staff feel more anonomous, almost as if we are part of the equipment. Patient care staff are spread out and isolated with no central nursing stations, so professional comraderie and cohesiveness have suffered.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStaff need to feel that you know your job is to support them in their endeavor to provide excellent patient care. In this arena, management works for staff, not vice-versa. Valued staff that take pride in their work = high patient satisfaction!

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Escondido, CA

    ProsThe other employees seemed to enjoy their jobs, and most of them are really good at what they do.

    ConsI did not appreciate the lack of support from superiors they were there to listen but never made any concrete changes in response to legitimate concerns. There was little communication from top down; and even after construction of the new hospital, there does not seem to be enough space for every department to have their own

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall has been a great company to work for as my first health care employer!

    Lift Coordinator (Current Employee) Poway, CA

    ProsBefore being hired full time, I spent about 18 months as a student volunteer. The staff has always been very helpful and receptive towards me. The training was thorough and educational. Palomar Health has a great atmosphere!

    ConsAt this point I do not see anything negative about this employer. (Most employers are experiencing challenges in todays economy. Palomar is no different..)

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    Registered Nurse (Current Employee) Escondido, CA

    ProsI love my fellow RN's and CNA's. I wouldn't be able to endure if it weren't! For them.

    ConsLack of resources or wasteful use of them. Managements inability to recognize when a technology or design implemented to help work flow does not work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive the units back their secretary, tele tech, and cna's so that phone calls and call lights can be addressed in a timely manner. Nursing will not pick up a phone if they are in the middle of providing patient care or pulling medications. Make sure we have adequate supplies, I. E. angel gliders, wash cloths, green bed pads. Instead of firing people management needs to downsize. All committees should have their budgets frozen. The adaptive design committee works to find ways to improve workflow and improve patient experiences but it is ridiculous to fire an employee while paying someone from administration to audit a whiteboard that they redesigning and researching. Even if your patients have visual, literacy, or cognitive disorders that require nursing to put the info on paper at bedside nursing runs the risk of getting written up if its not filled out. Put you time and money in the areas that create the most revenue which is your bedside nursing care because meetings, luncheons, and committees don't pay the bills. A team is only as good as its leadership and a good leader provides their team with the necessary tools that allow them to attain their goal so listen to your staff. Mistakes are made but change can only occur if the necessity of change is acknowledged.

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

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    Excellent, forward-thinking health system.

    Supervisor (Current Employee) Escondido, CA

    ProsPalomar Health operates a beautiful new hospital in west Escondido, plus Pomerado Hospital and other satellite locations around north county.

    ConsThe health care district served by Palomar Health faces stiff competition from hospitals. This can sometimes mean that if census is down, hours get cut.

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

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    Don't speak up or try to improve the system in any way-or else!

    R N (Current Employee) Escondido, CA

    Prosjob with a steady income but other than that and he nearly perfect climate of the San Diego area, I can't think of a single thing.

    ConsThey try to save money in every aspect which obviously will affect patient care-and satisfaction or lack there of. But if patient satisfaction scores are below 90% the staff don't get a raise. The CEO on the other hand gets a huge bonus for saving the organization money!

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove your computer charting system or expect staff frustration. Don't let the hospital become another "Sharp" hospital where the employees are there for the money only and don't care about the service they provide. I see it heading that way.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's just OK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Escondido, CA

    ProsThere is constant change, which I like. They are growing & looking towards the future. CEO seems to actually care about the hospital & its future & the culture is trying to change for the better.

    ConsNo name recognition in the community. Most executives are out of touch with what is going on & play obvious favorites (which is good if you are one of the favorites!). Opinions are asked of the "regular" workers, but it feels like they aren't listened to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf opinions are asked, but nothing changes, explain WHY nothing changed, or why we can't do something. Treat everyone fairly & equally.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Abundant opportunities to contribute

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Escondido, CA

    ProsOpenness in discussion
    Values clear
    Expectations made known

    ConsChange is constant. One must learn to adjust.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue rounding. It gives an important inside view.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I am always happy to go to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Poway, CA

    ProsThe patient is our number one priority in the O.R. and the my coworkers make everyday worth while.

    ConsI believe that some of the supervising staff is a little excessive and that some are lacking general O.R. knowledge to be in a supervisor position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure people are competent with the general areas of their job before hiring them. I believe that the care of the patient is the number one goal so praise those who do it well!! I love working for this company!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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