Bayfront Medical Center

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Bayfront Medical Center Reviews

Updated July 19, 2014
Updated July 19, 2014
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Amazing community hospital

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bayfront Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive staff and excellent hospital

    Cons

    Support staff should be paid more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Staff to patient ratios are not good.

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    Current Employee - Patient Care Tech III in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Patient Care Tech III in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Bayfront Medical Center full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Co-workers work together as a team.

    Cons

    Pay, benefits. The company has been bought out twice since I started. CHS which is the largest hospital chain in the US is the new owner. Corporate greed is rampant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a long hard look at yourself, and try to see employees and patients as people and not a dollar sign.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    RN II

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    Former Employee - RN II in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - RN II in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Bayfront Medical Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    All staff are team players

    Cons

    Quality of nursing care varies from excellent to poor. High MRSA rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more diligent in having all staff adhere to standard precautions, including Dr's and taking isolation precautions seriously!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Depends on the department, but overall a little behind technologically.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Bayfront Medical Center full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great trauma program, well known and respected hospital from public perspective. Approachable staff and physicians for the most part. Great interdisciplinary rounds in the intensive care units.

    Cons

    Difficult to contact physicians as there are not lot of hospital employed MD's, nursing gets stuck in the middle of pharmacy/MD problems because of that problem. Benefits deteriorated since buy-out by HMA. Most departments are also understaffed leading to employee dissatisfaction due to being overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider increasing raises to match competitors. Lots of turnover because of non-competitive salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great opportunity for new nurses

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    Current Employee - RN2 in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - RN2 in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Bayfront Medical Center full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Teaching hospital. Lots of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Traditionally low salaries. However, that is improved substantially.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to value your team members by paying them competitively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    how to learn what not to do

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Bayfront Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -a good place to learn

    Cons

    -terrible management, no direction and very behind the times
    -poor salaries
    -one of the worst run companies I've ever seen

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Poor Management and staff is okay with rude and gossiping among the staff

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Bayfront Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some fantastic Doctors.

    Cons

    Nearly always 8 - 9 patients plus students and new nurses to train, unprofessional behavior is always overlooked as long as they show up for their shift. Between mid 2011-2012 over 90 nurse graduates were hired, only two remained by the end of 2012 (the "nurses eat their young" mentality is ALIVE AND WELL here). If a manager leaves they may never be replaced as long as they can get away with it. If you speak with a higher up about issues with a tech or another nurse, they WILL tell them what you said, causing animosity which is left unchecked by management.
    Often floated to units where you have no experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Excellent Team

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Bayfront Medical Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers dynamic work environment fast paced

    Cons

    There are always staff shortages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher more staff, find a new partner.

    Recommends
  10.  

    A place to learn if you are willing to deal with the abuse.

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Bayfront Medical Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    At one time Bayfront provided excellent opportunities to young RNs. To this day it is still a good place to learn as they are a trauma center and support numerous specialties. However, most of the benefits for young nurses have eroded to nothing due to cost cutting (i.e. the earn as you learn program is no more). The only positives are that you can learn a lot due to the diverse patient population available and that the schedule is flexible, but both of these are true of most hospital settings.

    Cons

    The climate for the nursing staff has become downright hostile. Upper management is abusive in their handling of staff. Nurses are routinely faced with patient loads that are absurdly higher than accepted safe levels. Intensive care unit nurses are tripled routinely. Floor nurses have 8 or 9 patients. Nurses are floated outside of their specialty without concern, compassion, or support. The hospital refuses to use agency nurses to fill staffing gaps. They would rather save a few dollars and have a patient die or a nurse lose their license than they would occasionally pay an agency nurse to bring staffing to safe levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a heart. You employ hundreds (thousands?) of college educated professionals who have given you their all for years. Fix the pay scale. Fill the staffing gaps. It is becoming a jungle in there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    A lot of promises but little action in management support, promotional opportunities, tools to do job.

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    Former Employee - Department Director in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Department Director in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Bayfront Medical Center

    Pros

    Bayfront has good and dedicated people that truly want to make a difference. Many of the staff have had long careers at the hospital.

    Cons

    Healthcare is a rapidly changing business and requires leaders to stay on top of new trends and be reactive to needs and desires of patients. The current leadership is struggling to compete in the current environment. Capital is almost non-existent and expenses have been cut to the bone. Many Manager and Director positions when vacated are often left unfilled or duties spread among other management staff. Units are often closed for a day or more due to patient census and staff are flexed and sent home rather than be reassigned to save salary dollars. Too many really great people have had to leave for promotional opportunities or salary increases that reflect their job responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Board needs to seriously look at bringing in new Senior Leadership that has the skill set to manage a facility that is struggling both financially and in finding the direction they need to take.

    Doesn't Recommend

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