Vanguard Health Systems
2.7 of 5 15 reviews
www.vanguardhealth.com Nashville, TN 5000+ Employees

Vanguard Health Systems Reviews

Updated Feb 12, 2014

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2.7 15 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

Vanguard Health Systems Chairman and CEO Charlie Martin Jr.

Charlie Martin Jr.

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Not a pleasant place to work.

Licensed Practical Nurse (Current Employee)
Marietta, GA

I have been working at Vanguard Health Systems part-time for more than a year

ProsExcellent therapy department. Rehab area of facility does an outstanding Job.

ConsAmount of patients given to staff makes it difficult to give patients what they deserve.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to staff and rethink the assignments on LTC.

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

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Terrible non supportive work environment.

Nurse Educator (Former Employee)
Memphis, TN

I worked at Vanguard Health Systems full-time for less than a year

ProsThe pay for nurses was very good.

ConsThis is a company that has a high rate of turn over. They do not believe in education and training of employees. The orientation is no more than showing people around and films. The management changes like a person changes their socks and so does all the other areas in their long- term care facility in Memphis, TN. I have never seen employees leave this company at such a rate. People even leave during orientation and don't come back. It is just terrible. This large turn over is terrible for continuity of patient care.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter training programs that will educate and train people to better perform their jobs. Listen to what the employees have to say and don't say you are going to make things better and not keep your word. Please stop trying to terrorize the employees by sending those indifferent people from Nashville to attend a few meetings, walking around, blaming and and trying to intimidate the hard working nurses and staff.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It is all about the bottom line for Vanguard Health Systems

Director Level (Former Employee)
Berwyn, IL

I worked at Vanguard Health Systems as a contractor for more than 10 years

ProsCompany attempts to develop talent from within, deep company pockets help to support capital projects other health systems cannot afford. Competitive benefits/compensation for higher level employees. Takes feedback from employees seriously.

ConsNo loyalty - will end employment for the long-term employees without a second thought if saves money. To work there a management level employee needs to find a way to live with management behavior patterns that are troubling to one's conscience - an example is telling an employee their job was secure while at the same time planning to end their employment. Standard operating procedure is to make an employee so uncomfortable in their job they leave on their own, rather than respectfully sitting down to say this is not working out and offering severance. To avoid unemployment or accountability for their actions.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe upfront - the mission is quality healthcare and profit. Where medical education and residency training fits into this mission is highly questionable.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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When it comes to employee engagement Vanguard Health Systems is all talk and know show

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Vanguard Health Systems

ProsThe only pro is that in today's economy you might have a job before they cut you

ConsVanguard Health Systems say that they believe and empower the employees but when it comes down to it all they care about is the bottom line. They come in and completely let the staff go to a point that a department is unoperable to give excellent service

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not take a job with Vanguard Health Systems

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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