Avera McKennan Hospital
3.0 of 5 15 reviews
www.mckennan.org Sioux Falls , SD 1000 to 5000 Employees

Avera McKennan Hospital Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014

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89% Approve of the CEO

Avera McKennan Hospital President David Kapaska

David Kapaska

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54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Best job I've ever had

    Patient Account Representative (Current Employee)
    Sioux Falls, SD

    ProsHours/days, benefits, supervisors are readily available if you need help, majority of coworkers are easy to get along with but there's always that one person...

    ConsUsing PTO for "paid" holidays, overtime not allowed, too many meetings, filing, a lot of filing, reports, reports, reports

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don't have any. They are all friendly & willing to help if your supervisor is not in. Their doors are literally always open.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Mission Statement must apply to patients only, employees treated as expendable

    Registered Nurse (Current Employee)
    Pierre, SD

    ProsAbsolutely no pros since recent take over from CHI to Avera McKennan
    Large percentage of hospital staff unhappy with recent management choices

    ConsNew CEO is micromanager not open to ANY employees -including VP's - enjoys fear factor leadership
    Has come in and cleaned house of all management previously in place
    Hospital Moral is lowest in 20+ years
    Good old boy club on new level
    Recently could not earn accreditation due to lack of effective and fair leadership
    Has been firing staff with no reasons or consideration of past performance
    No integrity or honesty at this point

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis is a small town hospital that has been running very well and taken exceptional care in Pierre area prior to the dictatorship of Avera came to town. No rhyme or reason to recent staff dismissals and no caring about continuity of care given to local residents in the past that was over and above that of Avera in SF. Our care kept locals at home for care, now they will travel to Sanford.

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

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    Great people ... Moving in the right direction

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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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    It is pleasure to work here. The mission and the values of the institution are in-line with my own.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    Look elsewhere

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    Scheduler (Former Employee)
    Brookings, SD

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

    Nurse Practitioner, Locums (Former Employee)
    Worthington, MN

    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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    Physician Assistant (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat staff. Previous CEO built a dynamic corporation

    ConsNew CEO is weak. He is into PR but isn't a leader. Lots of promises to everyone but does not follow through. Last CEO not much on PR but built the system into the size it is and was an excellent leader.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to stop worrying about their job and do what is best for the system. Their goal is to keep their high paying job and not doing what is best for employees and the system as a whole.

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

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    Great company to work for.

    Marketing (Current Employee)
    Sioux Falls, SD

    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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    Great place to work

    Staff RN (Former Employee)
    Sioux Falls, SD

    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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