Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center

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Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center Reviews

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Patchogue, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Patchogue, NY

    I worked at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of really good people who really care about the outcomes. I never had a bad day and I was never treated poorly. I made a lot of great friends there. There seems to be an attempt at a cultural change which is badly needed so they get kudos for trying. Many people there truly want to make a difference.

    Cons

    Follow through, really lacking. Many people fail to show up to meetings and if they do show up they show up without their work done, which prevents anything from actually occurring.

    Meetings - to many of them, it feels like administration purposefully keeps themselves and management in so many meetings in order to insulate themselves from real issues.

    Communication - not to good for some departments. Literally some departments thought a report was functioning in error for 7 months because their supervisor never told them why it printed the way it did. This is a two fold problem, supervision not communicating a necessary change in process to help with better and more directed care and support staff being/feeling to ineffectual to even ask why things are happening.

    Culture - There are some really good players, but they leave the institution due to failing administration and department heads. A lot of staff that should not be there due to ineptitude and poor attitude remain and get promoted...One example of a complaining not getting with the program staff is when a former executive was giving a speech on trying to change the culture to be more hospitable, he was telling a story about how a nurse aide was listening to what he thought was P-Diddy (who cares who it really was), but the message was this person was totally despondent towards the care of the patient and the only thing this nurse took from that story was "He said she was listening to P-Diddy" and she complained to the exec team about it, people with that attitude should not be working there, fire them, they are a downfall to the hospital.

    Cleanliness - it's bad, I could not go there a single day without seeing garbage on the floors, dirty floors, cracked floors and tiles, this is what patients need to recoup in? Very poor image

    Information - stop trying to hide it. Example, the hospital applied and received a $5 million plus grant, but had refused to tell employees that, by the way it was on the local news so it's not exactly super secret information. This information was out for months before I left and administration still never made it public. Most likely using it to fill budget gaps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider reading and living the book Hardwiring Excellence. The framework in which the hospital runs is ineffective, accountability exists where? Trauma, get serious or kill it off, trying to string a long a half baked program is not going to work anymore ACS will kill it off for you if you don't get on the ball.

    Peri-Op - this area needs tremendous work, stop trying to find interim directors and find someone that can work the trenches and whip them into shape, the attitude of many support staff and physicians is less than un-desirable.

    Hold people accountable - give managers and directors tasks that are doable in a week or two weeks and set those tasks inside of larger projects if necessary. When they show up to meetings and do not have their work done, hold them to it, your either on the boat or not. Many times I experienced left and right people not coming prepared, why are they still employed?

    You have many great employees there who care about the institution, the patients and communities it serves, let them do their job, listen to them, many of them come from large well run institutions and you let them leave by not listening to them.

    Stop trying to have people drink the Kool-Aid, it's sad, get serious and stop trying to hide the bad and spin things to look good, just be straight, if you can't be straight with your employees your just kidding yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A lot of shuffling the management around, but without much change to the end product.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center

    Pros

    Still a good place to treat large numbers of very sick patients.

    Cons

    Deliberately short-staffed. Workers grow accustomed to seeing patients who are deprived of individualized attention, of timely response to patient needs, and of adequate safety monitoring, due to short staffing in the name of preventing bankruptcy or takeover by larger healthcare systems. It is claimed that as an independent hospital it would be more responsive to the needs of the community, but, in practice, a dangerously understaffed hospital does a deeper disservice to the community than if that community had no hospital at all, and simply took a slightly longer trip to get to safer facilities. It is embarrassing when your patients complain about poor-quality care, you know their suspicions are correct, yet you're not allowed to agree. Some days are intensely discouraging for employees who got into healthcare to help people, but now feel like they're only factory workers in a drug dispensary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend the money on patients. Start by giving patients at least 50% more caregivers than you allocate now. Drastically reduce the ratio of patients to workers. Penny-pinching in this area not only jeopardizes patients' wellbeing, but also the careers of your workers who also live in the community and try their best to provide conscientious and individualized care. If the hospital goes out of business by giving the patients better care, that's OK. It will simply be taken over by a more solvent corporation. Meanwhile, you will have done a good thing for those patients who you helped by delivering higher quality service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A very rewarding and fruitful experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Patchogue, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Patchogue, NY

    I worked at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The office is very well connected and the people in HR are very friendly. I enjoyed the culture of closeness within the office.

    Cons

    I had an unpaid internship, so many of my duties were to file and clerical work. They talked about, on multiple occasions, creating a paid position for me, but was never offered one. They started to abuse my "free labor" and had to leave to make money somewhere else.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Support among nurses, lack of support and communication from administration

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center

    Pros

    Computerized charts, excellent training, patient demographics are great. Pays well, staff works well with each other.

    Cons

    The administration lacks communication with staff, poor staffing at times. Many of the old management changed hospitals because the change in administration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication with staff regarding hospital and unit based changes.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started well , with good career. Got stab in the back , they destroy my life

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center

    Pros

    Good pay , good benefits, yearly raises , good work schedule

    Cons

    Supervisor cover up a lot , put blame on there employees, favoritism, nepotism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Who is watching the watchers , big time favoritism and nepotism

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Patchogue, NY
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Patchogue, NY

    I have been working at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people and leadership. Gain a lot of experience in many areas. Always something new in the works. Always something to do.

    Cons

    Pay is ok. Patients are sometimes hard to deal with. Clinical worker ca be mandated to stay later for coverage of other shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employes with respect

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor management, unqualified individuals promoted or outsiders hired while good employees leave due to dissatisfaction.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many of the people who work there and try to make a difference

    Cons

    Under staffed, overworked, Management people who are unable to to the job of the people they manage and somehow think they are superior because of their title and make decisions on how jobs are done that make no sense and negatively impact patient care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the health professionals who are actually providing for and caring for the patients and not these management people who never actually done the job or aren't actually trained to do the jobs of people they manage. Every employee I know from nurses, doctors, PAs ,lab techs, aids, social workers, therapists, etc hate they way we are treated by management in BMH but love the people and patients we serve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Physicians and colleagues in other departments exhibit considerable respect for respiratory therapists' skills.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in Patchogue, NY
    Current Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in Patchogue, NY

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

    Pros

    A positive aspect of working as an RT at Brookhaven is that respiratory therapists respond to almost every emergent event that takes place, in all areas of the hospital. Consequently, one rarely suffers from the monotony of doing the same kind of procedure over and over, as may be the case for RTs at facilities that more narrowly restrict their scope of practice.

    Cons

    The shift schedule seems to be a little out of sync with those nearby hospitals. This sometimes makes it tough to plan ahead for per diem shifts at other facilities.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    My experience working here at Brookhaven is Challenging

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CNA in East Patchogue, NY
    Current Employee - CNA in East Patchogue, NY

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

    Pros

    Pros are that you can grow from this job and working in a Hospital, helping many people.

    Cons

    Cons are that its very stressful dealing with some patients... You HAVE to have a lot of patience and keep it...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be MORE efficient...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    PACKAGE OUT THE OLD GUARD

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    GOOD MEDICAL AND DENTAL BENEFITS

    Cons

    THERE ARE ABUSIVE, UNQUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS IN MANAGEMENT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BRING IN SOME NEW BLOOD

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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