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Mike Packnett
14 Ratings

    Excellent Organization That Just Needs a Few Tweaks

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Director in Fort Wayne, IN

    I have been working at Parkview Health part-time for more than 8 years


    Very good CEO leadership--I hope he stays for another 10 years. Lots of financial strength, which is needed in health care if you want a stable work environment. By far the dominant provider in its region, although there is a significant for-profit competitor, Lutheran Health. Has invested in a new legacy facility that should last 50-75 years, invested in a large, growing medical group and in a great IT system, EPIC.


    Benefits are average to slightly below average for the area, but the health plan sucks. It used to be the best health plan in town, but due to the inability of their staff to manage utilization and cost trends, they have merely shifted the costs to employees by reducing benefits. It is totally avoidable and could be turned around in a year with good management.

    Parkview's greatest opportunity and greatest risk is its employed physician group. The group lacks a culture and common set of values and is a medical group only in structure. Much of the fault lies with the current physician leadership at Parkview, from the chief medical officer on down. They lack vision and the ability to act strategically. Getting a handle on this issue is the key to the organization's future success.

    Parkview is rife with silos. It allow weak managers to exist and appear successful. The senior leadership team is largely better than average, but many of the middle managers are weak. Parkview doesn't do a good job of providing continuing education to employees, especially in terms of management skills. It also tends to hire almost entirely from within or from the immediate area. Management could definitely use some new blood. My last manager was so AWOL from the job that they spent only 10 minutes face-to-face with me in the 18 months I spent in the position and ghost-wrote my performance review without any involvement with me!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus, focus, focus on getting your physician group in order. Nothing will be more important for the long-term success of the organization.

    Beef up your management training and actively recruit outside talent to improve the performance of your middle managers.

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    Registered Nurse Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Parkview Health.

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    I was called in by HR to interview with the manager of the unit first. Then I was called back and had a peer interview with 4 current nurses of the department. It then took another 3 weeks before I was offered the position. Others have told me they never heard back about the position so assumed they did not get the job.

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    HR called, I was offered the position. They quoted me my benefits and salary. No room for negotiation.
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Best Places to Work in Healthcare, Modern Healthcare, 2009

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Headquarters Fort Wayne, IN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1999
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Health Care
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Parkview Health System is a regional not-for-profit health system that provides a wide range of health services to residents of Northeastern Indiana. The system has seven hospitals, including flagship facility Parkview Hospital, a 575-bed tertiary care facility in Fort Wayne that houses a Level II trauma center, a neonatal ICU, and specialty units for cardiac, cancer, pediatric, and rehabilitative care. Four smaller community hospitals (with about 200 beds all together) and a inpatient psychiatric facility also belong to the Parkview system, as do a physicians group... More

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