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  1. Carroll Hospital Center - Technical careers

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IS Information Worker in Westminster, MD
    Former Employee - IS Information Worker in Westminster, MD

    I worked at Carroll Hospital Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great associate environment to work at, high level of professionalism among associates, typically very easy working hours with flexible time for most individuals. Supportive administration toward technical projects, and good cooperation of staff to meet deadlines and goals. Advancement from within is typically promoted. Challenging work environment with varying responsibilities and disciplines to become involved with. It is a friendly atmosphere and is a place where you can make a difference in the advancement of healthcare.

    Cons

    The healthcare software systems vendor support is lackluster and the EMR is tough to learn and navigate. On the job learning is definitely required. There isn't much else in the way of healthcare systems training, and outside learning from vendor services is essentially non-existent, so learning hands-on is an absolute requirement. Management often does not relay team goals effectively to daily staff, which means initiatives are not fully understood. Work is often sent to outside contractors rather than hiring additional internal staff. This causes problems because new contractors usually do not understand the underlying systems in use, and often do not understand the politics of the environment. The heavy use of temporary contractors to handle workloads is an issue because contractors often do not have necessary underlying knowledge of the storage/technical and various independent medical systems which are not always interfaced or integrated. Employees are often placed in the position of training contractors who typically do not share their documentation of the work being done causing discrepancies in systems documentation. Employees must continue to run their own concurrent workloads during these high volume times - while often being paid (often about 1/3rd) of the received pay of the contractor grade pay.

    Advice to Management

    Time management is an issue due to the high volume of workloads that are often unevenly distributed. Assign responsibilities in these healthcare systems so that they are evenly distributed among multiple levels of individuals and hire direct employees to handle the workloads. Offer better training of the varying medical/technical disciplines and gain better support by the vendor prior to implementations.


  2. Working for Carroll Hospital Center is challenging.

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

    I have been working at Carroll Hospital Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the staff are great to work with, other RNs are always there to mentor, assist when needed and provide whatever support is needed as a team. Being in a hospital, I have practiced a wide variety of nursing skills and now feel very confident in my role as a RN. The health insurance is not very good.

    Cons

    The hospital is understaffed, so our unit in particular gets pulled to other units, leaving our unit understaffed regularly. Staffing is not considerate of the acuity of the patients, which is very stressful as a RN, feeling like we are spread way too thin. Opportunities to move to a specialty, like OR/PACU or Oncology for instance, is difficult to get into. Jobs are only available to outside applicants, when they should be available to internal applicants first; the hospital has room to train in specialties and should offer that opportunity to staff who are trying to move to that specialty.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the hours that the staff has to balance with work/sleep/family before calling them to come in on their days off. Discuss the acuity of the patients on the floor with the unit staff before deciding to pull the staff or leave the unit short.


  3. Carroll Hospital Center review

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

    I worked at Carroll Hospital Center

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are no Pros for this organization.

    Cons

    Terrible place to work for an in coming employee.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being political and be productive in your execution. Do not use an 'old boy's' network approach but get the best people in and make them successful giving them the ability to excel and not get suffocated by a network of friends.


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  5. Great benefits and work environment. Needs a more stable management team...

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

    I have been working at Carroll Hospital Center

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits were great. Constantly recognized for a job well done through many incentive programs. Great work environment and a strong, positive work community.

    Cons

    A lot of turn over and lack of a necessary management team. Employees were lost in the shuffle, lack of guidance and direction, and support.


  6. Patient Access Services

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Access Representative in Westminster, MD
    Current Employee - Patient Access Representative in Westminster, MD

    I have been working at Carroll Hospital Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Company Values are very true to the hometown. Good Morals.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement for non-clinical


  7. Very nice place to work. Great people. Terrific leadership.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, MD

    I have been working at Carroll Hospital Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere. People care and are engaged. Patients become friends as they mostly live in the community.

    Cons

    Flexibility is not optimal given work from home opportunities during bad weather events for non-clinical staff. Advancement is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Provide advancement opportunities for staff from within. Clarity in HR policies and research new and more flexible ways of getting work done. Your employees want to be more effective and efficient.


  8. Great place to work.

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

    I worked at Carroll Hospital Center full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work. Staff with experience at many elite facilities. Clinically focused. Physicians seem to work with computerized systems more than expected.

    Cons

    Single hospital in a world of corporations and mergers. Not sure how long it will stay that way. A lot of systems changes with thinly stretched staff.


  9. Excellent hospital for which to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, MD

    I worked at Carroll Hospital Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation for a semi-rural hospital. Pleasant patient population. Highly customer service oriented. Good quality docs for it's locale. Well equipped.

    Cons

    A little far out in the country...need to be prepared to commute or move.


  10. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Carroll Hospital Center full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    SPIRIT (Service, Performance, Innovation, Respect, Integrity, Teamwork) values.
    Ability to balance home/ work.
    Availability of executive team.
    Promotion of healthy life and healthy workplace.

    Cons

    Small hospital with job growth not being available due to size.


  11. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the patients, but the staff was a different story.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Observer in Westminster, MD
    Current Employee - Patient Observer in Westminster, MD

    I have been working at Carroll Hospital Center part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The experience was worth it. Being able to work with a variety of people was fulfilling.

    Cons

    I think management needs a bit of work. I think patient care needs to increase as well. Under-staffing will not help anything, especially the hospital's reputation.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for all the hard work.



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