Bay Medical Center Reviews

Updated June 19, 2015
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  1. Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. My boss was very nice

    Cons

    everything else about this company


  2. Beautiful Hospital

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Panama City, FL
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Panama City, FL

    Pros

    this is a beautiful hospital.

    Cons

    They got rid of tuition reimbursement. Under staffed, the nursing aspect.


  3. Unpleasant work conditions

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse
    Current Employee - Nurse
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bay Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Short commute to work. Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Poor pay. Below-average staffing and heavy workloads, nurse-patient ratio sometimes as high as 7:1

    Advice to Management

    1) Safe-staffing ratios 2) Develop career growth opportunities 3) re-evaluate the pay scale


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work but...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSA in Panama City, FL
    Current Employee - CSA in Panama City, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bay Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work with a lot of great people.

    Cons

    Tons of constant change to policy and procedures. Also no raises have been given for years and there is constant turn around of employees and often have to work short handed due to not enough staff.

    Advice to Management

    Give raises to the people that have stuck out all the changes over the past few years with CEO and buyout changes. These people are loyal and they are what is keeping the hospital running.


  6. Poor quality and poor communicators

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Panama City, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Panama City, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bay Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competition for Gulf Coast (HCA) and a needed resource for the county. Great people in the ranks.

    Cons

    Sold To LHP and did not live up to promises. Lack real honesty and ethics from the Top, down. Vendors are greedy and don't show good faith in their reporting. A fake reason to sell out the tenured employees to a vendor! Promotions are for those who narc on others, and bow down to Administration and the inept leadership. A real lack of trust and honesty from Administration -- it shows in the employee surveys and in the bottom line. Watch out: Gulf Coast will eat your market share and take your patients -- due to your treatment of employees and the way you manage!

    Advice to Management

    Ethics need to be lived, not just talked about. Be honest, not chase your own agendas. You sold the hospital out to LHP on the backs of the dedicated employees that worked there. Shame on you for your dishonesty!


  7. Interesting, challenging work -- very stressful environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Panama City, FL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Panama City, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bay Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great teamwork, great coworkers. Love my work, coworkers, and patient population.

    Cons

    Managed very poorly. Unexperienced managers with no training. Fiscally, incompetently run. Communication very poor.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees. An evaluation left in your mailbox for you to sign that includes no possibility of a raise within the eval ... for any employee ... is no way to inspire retention!


  8. Helpful (1)

    There's better opportunity for nurses

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Charge Nurse II in Panama City, FL
    Former Employee - Charge Nurse II in Panama City, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bay Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you enjoy patient care (or patient catering), well they do that

    Cons

    Everything is bad. They only care about the bottom line. This place never has any staff, never does anything to retain staff, benefits are subpar, you will never get a raise even with spotless performance reviews because they're going broke paying top dollar to get docs to practice there (which those docs will not only accept payment from the hospital but also bill patients and then claim that they're not employees). I worked here for 10 years including very few weeks without overtime, came in on my day off, stayed late to help, had great performance reviews and only got 2 raises in 10 years! I love being a nurse but I've got to make a living.

    Advice to Management

    Find another job. When you don't listen to the patient care teams and you don't take care of your staff the patients suffer too.


  9. Dismal workplace.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Panama City, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Panama City, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bay Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, OK benefits, onsite dining facility, health club discount. You can easily apply to move between certain jobs and departments to learn new skills, if you qualify.

    Cons

    Demoralized work environment, frequent unfair dismissals of stellar staff members, understaffed in crucial medical personnel. You can go to your job of several years in the morning, be called to a meeting at noon and go home unemployed. Also, it was hard seeing dedicated nurses and CNAs crying because they were so exhausted by long hours, frustrated and feeling so guilty because there's not enough help to properly care for their patients. People are suffering there, both patients and healthcare workers. LHP and CEO Barry Keel appear not to care about anything but the financial bottom line. It's truly a waste of a talented and compassionate staff and a fine state-of-the-art medical facility. Worse, it's a grave disservice to the people of Bay County who put their trust and their lives in the hands of these uncaring bureaucrats.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and promote from within your current workforce. Don't fire experienced professionals to save a dollar just to bring in young clueless workers at a lower rate of pay and benefits. Be willing to pay for enough staff to do what needs to be done. Stop putting the patients' care in jeopardy by expecting one person to do the work of three. Don't spend $100,000 to bring in consultants when you can use the invaluable resource you have right there in the staff with decades of experience, who have put in their time and actually care what happens to their patients.


  10. People Not Very Interested In Helping Others (Co-Workers)

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Panama City, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Panama City, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bay Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Few. Pay is now comparable to other locations in Florida. Some individuals are helpful but others there do not like the ones that are helpful being so...

    Cons

    Working at BMC was very different than almost all of the other handful of hospitals I have had a chance to work with. People are super-critical, only have time for themselves and are not welcoming to new employees all-around. I think it stemmed from the take-over of the new management/owners and the feeling that they could be replaced by others.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to hire more people (and higher nicer people), and they need to engender a sense of community within the people. It's hard work and everyone should be considered an equal part of the team, not just RNs or surgeons. Other employees are treated as sub-par by management. Working at any other center in the city is better and feels more rewarding.


  11. Very disappointing employer

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Collector in Panama City, FL
    Current Employee - Collector in Panama City, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bay Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and wonderful facility

    Cons

    Poor communicators. Lack of trust and vision. Vendors rule in operational decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Have a backbone and keep your word. Be honest instead of hiding the truth about financials. Say the same things to both leadership and employees.



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