Canton-Potsdam Hospital Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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  1. Program Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Potsdam, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Potsdam, NY

    I have been working at Canton-Potsdam Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Expanding, supportive, opportunities for growth

    Cons

    No cons other than location

  2. Poor management that doesn't care for its staff.

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    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Potsdam, NY
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Potsdam, NY

    I have been working at Canton-Potsdam Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Hospital is financially stable (for now). Good outpatient facilities.

    Cons

    Senior Leadership is not capable of sustaining the hospital needs especially considering the rate at which they are trying to grow. Leaders do not have the ability to care for staff. Leadership does not properly engage staff and is not responsive to the needs of the staff. They do not listen and push staff to the limits in every department in the facility. This is predominantly because proper leadership is not recruited instead any warm body can take a chair and become a VP or supervisor of something. The hospital is expanding far too fast for the current leadership to manage. All leaders blame the stress and tension staff feel on the evolution of healthcare. This is nothing more than an attempt to deflect their own shortcomings and pass the blame. Collapse is inevitable. The IT department at CPH is the best example. Leadership in IT is deceitful and has zero concern for its staff. Half the IT staff has left in the past 2 months.

    Advice to Management

    Stop, listen, and regroup! First rule of business is to keep your staff happy. The poor management from the ground up to the senior VPs is impacting the hospital negatively. Attitudes of the staff reflect the horrible working enviroment that management is solely responsible for. Instead of doing surveys to see how CPH can improve and then asking the employees to come up with action plans why not try to look at yourselves. Everyone of those surveys indicated that the hospital's management and VPs are not trusted by staff. Wake up!!

  3. Inexperienced VP Level Staff

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    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Potsdam, NY
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Potsdam, NY

    I worked at Canton-Potsdam Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Outside of IT, many of the director level leaders are good to work for and are experienced in their field. The employees are very friendly and the best people to work with.

    Cons

    The VP level managers are dysfunctional and cannot work together to save their lives. The CIO In particular is insecure, oppressive to his staff and takes credit for his people's work. Don't excel at your profession. You will be shut down!

    Advice to Management

    There is more to establishing long term success than an inexperienced vp with a degree. Experience is what makes revenue and allows long term sustainable growth.

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  5. RN

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canton-Potsdam Hospital part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Responsive administration. Forward thinking. Worked at addressing patient issues the best way they could given the financial issues that they faced in a largely rural area. Nurses were unionized. Improved the fairness of treatment of RN and aides.

    Cons

    Health care workers were unionized. Seniority rules sometimes made it hard to hire the best person for the job.

  6. Collaboration wasn't there

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    Former Employee - Nurses Aide in Potsdam, NY
    Former Employee - Nurses Aide in Potsdam, NY

    I worked at Canton-Potsdam Hospital part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nurses work together usually pretty well, patients seemed pretty well taken care of, nurses acted as advocates.

    Cons

    The collaboration nurse to doctor just wasn't there with many of them. Didn't offer tuition help to further education, pay is far lower than other areas... so I left. I don't know what they've done recently. I ACTUALLY had a doctor THROW a chart at me once. NO respect for ancillary staff FYI!! just as a warning!

    Advice to Management

    From when I worked there, give more opportunities for educational advancement (IE tuition payment) as a perk for employement.

  7. Great core values, not a great place for IT

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Potsdam, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Potsdam, NY

    I worked at Canton-Potsdam Hospital (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Upper management has a clear direction. Patient safety and satisfaction is a high priority.

    Cons

    IT management have serious control and self worth issues.

    Advice to Management

    Time for a new CIO!

  8. Awesome in some ways but terrible in others

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    Current Employee - Technologist
    Current Employee - Technologist

    I have been working at Canton-Potsdam Hospital

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    My boss is awesome
    Can take time off when needed
    Flexible
    Great equipment

    Cons

    The people that run the hospital make ill informed decisions and don't listen to reason. They don't follow the principles of common sense and don't listen to the people that do the real work.

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