Abrazo Health Care

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Abrazo Health Care Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Abrazo Health Care full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the nurses and ancillary staff are well educated, well trained, and warm, friendly people. They are in the minority, however. Several nurses continue working there just to reach retirement and to be fully vested. I hated to see them crying in the lounge They finally opened the kitchen at night so night staff could have a meal. Hopefully, Tenet can create a sensible, caring, and rewarding environment.

    Cons

    Being short staffed was a danger to the doctors, nurses, and most of all, the patients. Patients fell on a regular basis, incurring new or further injuries. Nurses were not given the opportunity to learn about new equipment in a timely manner, wasting funds by letting new equipment sit in a corner and not providing optimal care for patients. There was a great deal of "playing favorites" between mid management and nursing staff. At the time, the best way to get a good review was to walk into your manager's office with cookies and coffee and tell her how wonderful she was. Gossip ran rampant, and many innocent people were hurt. Cliques ran several units, and if you didn't "belong" life there was miserable. One new manager came into work, closed the door to her office, and we never saw her again!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hopefully, Tenet will start by realizing the staff is made up of PEOPLE. Staff deserves a pat on the back, a "thank you", a real raise that allows staff to live within the standard of living, and basic human compassion. Even now, unqualified people are being paid several thousand dollars more per year as managers, while the people who know how to do the job, and are doing it well, are being told,"Sorry, you've reached the maximum salary". A ceiling on salaries is ridiculous if management wants to retain intelligent, competent staff! Keep buying those other hospitals, just remember you need people to work in them! Look at the expressions on the faces of your staff at the end of a shift. If you're not seeing exhaustion, frustration, and disappointment, someone turned off the lights!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Informational and rewarding.

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    Current Employee - IS Systems Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - IS Systems Analyst in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Abrazo Health Care as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Most of the staff were friendly and welcoming. Everyone was helpful and never bothered when asked for assistance.

    Cons

    Challenging if you aren't familiar with Medical/Legal procedures and responsibilities. You have to be open to learn a lot of rules, information, and proceses very quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider contracted employees as you would interns. If you haven't decided to convert them from contract to full time hire, have the manager have an exit interview. Let this exit interview act as a review of the employee and how they have grown in their field. Then suggest to them what they can work on to better themselves to succeed in their future jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    management has no accountabilty. They don't care about their employees.

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    Former Employee - CBO in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - CBO in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Abrazo Health Care full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Worked at the CBO regional office. Most of the non exempt employees are nice and hardworking. They have good coffee in the employee lunchroom.

    Cons

    Most of the management are new in their position and not trained to lead. There's no accountability because they are scared they will lose their new position. They expect you to get your work done in 8hrs even if systems didn't work and short on staff. Awful manager keeps implementing what she learned from seminars but not applying it to herself. She thinks everyone is stupid but only lets her talk because whatever they do will be used against them.HR works for management only. THE PAY IS NOT GOOD.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop taking credit for the hard work of your non exempt employees. Take accountability and protect your employees. Practice humility and be a mentor. Stop writing up your employees so they can't transfer. Don't make your office just for telling them how bad they too. Compliment each one for good work every now and then.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Run

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abrazo Health Care

    Pros

    Tenet recently purchased them so it will get better if they hire new management.

    Cons

    Horrible management team; Horrible VP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In need of new management teams

  6.  

    abrazo

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abrazo Health Care full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a definite team atmosphere in place

    Cons

    bad reputation. The facilities have been beat up on by local competition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disorganized Leadership team and health system

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    Former Employee - System Director Operations Improvement in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - System Director Operations Improvement in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Abrazo Health Care full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people recruited but no one is developed or retained.

    Cons

    Turnover among system and facility leadership was 60% in 1 1/2 years. No latitude at the health system to develop into a meaningful structure. No control of capital. Leaders spend the majority of time trying to figure out what happened in order to appear knowledgable for their calls to corporate. No identity as a health system, no planning or engaging in strategic thinking. The most dysfunctional environment of which I have been a part. This is all meant to be descriptive not mean spirited. All of the people I worked with were well intentioned not cut throat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to think why they have a regional office. It offers little to know value. The hospitals do not exist in any meaningful way that indicate a system exists, except for maybe purchasing power for medical supplies.

    Negative Outlook
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  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked at Abrazo full-time for a little over 5 years.

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Abrazo Health Care full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The front line staff had a true sense of team work and effective communication.

    Cons

    Effective communication, honesty and cross-training with upper management was always an on-going concern. Each year, there was constant upper management turnover; employee would become aware of these changes through the "grape vine."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The organization should strive for new leadership with people who understands business strategy, values people and communicates changes timely.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quite Disorganized and little to no communication

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Abrazo Health Care full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are some really good people who work here - mainly at the staff level.

    Cons

    -Poor communication
    -Mismanagement abound - "flavor of the moment" management when they can't even get the basics right
    -Constant fear of the financial swings and when the next round of layoffs will be
    -Pay is not competitive with the market
    -CONSTANT upper management turnover
    -The right hand doesn't know what the left is doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together or you aren't going to make it in the AZ market

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    You You can do better Y

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    Current Employee - Any in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Any in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Abrazo Health Care full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Helping sick people feel well. There's a core group of staff who stick together and make the workplace an enjoyable experience because they are there for the right reasons, the patients who count on them to get better.

    Cons

    The company is not employee oriented. They care more about equipment than the staff. I don't think they care about the staff much at all, honestly. No salary increase in the past 5 years, except a miniscule 1% which they quickly negated with higher medical insurance cost to employees. Poor leadership at all facilities, ivory tower leaders who are more focused on increasing and exerting their power than really improving staff experience and patient care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can build all the new facilities you want and purchase and install all the state of the art, newest technologic equipment you want, but if you don't have the RN's and staff to take care of the patients you might as well consider all capital expenses a loss. Try investing in your human capital for just 1 or 2 years and you will see a dramatic increase in revenue and profit. We don't work in an "if you build it they will come" industry. You have to have quality nurses and ancillary staff to be successful and Abrazo does not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Integration of staff and administration

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Abrazo Health Care full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most all of the administrators are willing to teach incoming staff. Almost always have needed equipment to do the job. Work environment was pleasant and staff cooperative when approached by someone to review a area where improvement was needed.

    Cons

    Too often there was not the correct matrix of staff to complete the amount of work that needed to be done. When this happens, discontent tends to grow, leading to unhappy employess, and not a desire to be on their best game every day---leads to not as many good outcomes all around--in patient care, in adminitration, all around the facility.
    Too much turnover of employees, unable to maintain a cohesive staff when employees do not feel valued, and look for other places to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If staff is valued by acknowledgement of not only poor performance, but good performence. it makes an individual strive to do their best. If people are aware of WHY there needs to be compliance in certain specific area, there is a better chance of cooperation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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