Helpful (1)Doesn't RecommendNegative Outlook
I worked at Erlanger Health System full-time (More than 10 years)
The most positive thing I can say is that I am no longer employed at Erlanger Health System. There are good people from time to time but they don't last long. I had a couple of great bosses when I was there and there were some executives who actually cared about people, but they're all gone now.
The environment is the most toxic imaginable. There is no respect for the individual and they waste money on ridiculous "programs" to improve employee satisfaction. I remember when they hired experts to come in and teach employees how to be nice. Thousands upon thousands of dollars later, and penalizing employees for not carrying papers to remind them to be nice to each other, it didn't make an ounce of difference in the toxicity that hovers there.
Advice to Management
Stop implementing programs and just do the right thing. We all know the right thing to do and it doesn't take hundreds of thousands of dollars to find out. Stand up to the bullies and do what is necessary to keep good employees. Get rid of the troublemakers instead of promoting them. There aren't many places where someone can be threatened openly in a room full of people and the victim is the one who is let go while the bully gets promoted. Cut your salaries and your bonuses. There is no longer a single executive worthy of the pay. This is sad because at one time there was. Fire everyone in employee relations and compliance. Neither of those departments is confidential as promised. If you report something to HR, be prepared for the person you reported to attack you the next time they see you because Employee Relations called them the second you got out of their office. Be real with employees. Update pay schedules. And I mean really update them, don't just take one you purchased in 2004 and write the current year at the top. The wages are upside down. The people who work hardest and do the most get paid the least. Treat your employees well and you might can turn around your image but sneaking management bonuses past open meetings and then quietly getting them reinstated after all the uproar that followed your sneaky behavior is just plain criminal.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Erlanger Health System (Chattanooga, TN).
Pretty easy and straight forward, Typical hospital questions. Basic questions on how you would handle things that arise in the hospital. Also questions about your skills and experiences. Asked if I were comfortable doing certain tasks.
- How would you handle a situation where a patient or family was angry about the care given Answer Question
Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition –
The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority (dba Erlanger Health System) offers a broad range of health service operations, including the T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital, a cancer treatment facility, and centers devoted to heart treatment, trauma, and eye care. The system comprises five hospital campuses in Tennessee with some 820 acute care beds, as well as 50 long-term care beds. A teaching center for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Erlanger provides tertiary care for a region that includes southeastern Tennessee, northern Georgia, northern ...