Avera McKennan Hospital
3.1 of 5 13 reviews
www.mckennan.org Sioux Falls , SD 1000 to 5000 Employees

Avera McKennan Hospital Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014

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88% Approve of the CEO

Avera McKennan Hospital President David Kapaska

David Kapaska

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55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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It is pleasure to work here. The mission and the values of the institution are in-line with my own.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Avera McKennan Hospital full-time for more than 10 years

ProsI have a lot of great coworkers. It is a safe environment. You are helping others while you work.

ConsFor some people, shift work is a problem (I don't mind it)

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure you stay connected to your workforce.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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One of my all time favorite places to work; would return there if I ever move back

Scheduler (Former Employee)
Brookings, SD

I worked at Avera McKennan Hospital full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat benefits; wonderful chance for advancement; great supervisors

ConsUpper management should become more involved with day to day operations of the clinics

Advice to Senior ManagementBecome more involved with the actual clinics

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Staff RN (Former Employee)
Sioux Falls, SD

I worked at Avera McKennan Hospital full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI absolutely loved the people I worked with. It made everything worth it. We worked well together on our unit.

ConsI found that I never got off of work on time. With 6 patients overnight, many times we would have to stay and catch up on something. Some mornings we would also have to give report to 4 or 5 different nurses, so it always ended up going late. Also, if there were fewer patients for each nurse I know we could get to know their stories better.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice place to work.

MLS (Current Employee)
Sioux Falls, SD

I have been working at Avera McKennan Hospital full-time for more than a year

ProsThey treat their employees fairly well. There is a lot of focus on teamwork and employee satisfaction. Overall, nice place to work.

ConsSome feel that management is not always open with them. I haven't seen this myself. Some staffing issues, so people are needed to pick up extra shifts.

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

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Look no further.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Avera McKennan Hospital

ProsLife/work balance is very seen as very important. Avera does not have a "revolving door" like the other institution in town has. Avera also promotes from within, but does not hesitate to go outside to find the talent necessary to move the organization forward.

ConsDepends on who your direct line boss is...there are a few "holier than thou" attitudes that run rampant in certain depts. The HR dept is a little overzealous in trying to keep compensation down by offering wages that seem to be a bit low in comparison to similar size organizations.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere seems to be a disconnect between the upper management and the staff. We need to find a way to bridge that gap and make sure that the voices of the "little" people are heard as well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great people ... Moving in the right direction

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Avera McKennan Hospital

Pros90% of the people I made contact with were a pleasure to work with

ConsHigh expectations for PRN employees to keep up with a constantly changing health care system

Advice to Senior ManagementFind an alternative communication method to keep less actively working employees informed

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The standard of practice was met. But standard practice is disappointing.

Nurse Practitioner, Locums (Former Employee)
Worthington, MN

I worked at Avera McKennan Hospital full-time for less than a year

ProsPotential to be a 5 star place to work.

ConsFlying by the seat of their pants, and growing too fast. Failure to step back and plan, implies they are planning for failure or mediocrity.

Advice to Senior ManagementLocal administrative management sets the tone of the facility, and the tone that was set was negative.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for.

Marketing (Current Employee)
Sioux Falls, SD

I have been working at Avera McKennan Hospital full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat leadership and training. Many opportunities to move up.

ConsTough economic environment for health care right now. Many budget cuts and "Lean" programs to save money.

Advice to Senior ManagementTalk straight to your employees about the money situations facing health care providers. Let them know that their jobs may be on the line if they don't do their part and shape up!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ok place to work

Registered Nurse (Current Employee)

I have been working at Avera McKennan Hospital

ProsPay and benefits are good for this area.

ConsIt is small enough that how employees are treated are not always equal. Some supervisors are personal friends with other staff they are supposed to be managing.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want patients to "always" be happy with their care and our customer service, staffing needs to be adjusted.

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Avera McKennan Hospital full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood nursing staff and employees.

ConsManagement heavy. Poor leadership, highly micro-managed.

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

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