Children's National Health System

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Updated March 30, 2015
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Children's National Health System President & CEO Kurt Newman
Kurt Newman
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Pros
  • Great place to improve your learning curve (in 3 reviews)

  • Strong leadership, forward thinking, lots of opportunities for personal/professional growth and development (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • High turnover in management (so they rely on the rumors from bullies, aimed (in 4 reviews)

  • The employees are given few rights other than the right to sneak and rat (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Great place of employment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician
    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician

    I worked at Children's National Health System full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning environment
    Highest paying hospital in the area in all department and roles

    Cons

    Some management staff does not effectively manage
    Too much Favoritism between management and regular staff members

    Advice to Management

    Communicate effectively
    Stop favoritism of employees
    Upper management needs to be more willing to jump in to help when that help is needed during busy seasons

  2. I love this organization

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pct in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Pct in Washington, DC

    I worked at Children's National Health System full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    very rewarding experience would love to work there again

    Cons

    I can"t find anything wrong

  3. Over this has been a positive experience

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

    I have been working at Children's National Health System full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Top leadership have a basic decency about everything they do. My work is challenging and interesting. I have had many opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    I have not succeeded in getting visibility outside my department, which has impeded growth/promotions. Impossible to correct a bad annual review. In my case things got better when the manager quit.

    Advice to Management

    Make it possible for devoted employees to raise concerns about bad supervisors.

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  5. Organization that really cares

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's National Health System

    Pros

    Nice, knowledgeable, and smart people to work with on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Metro line not close which can make it difficult to get to.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the great work for kids.

  6. An extremely great learning experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Children's National Health System

    Pros

    interesting research topics, freedom to work independently

    Cons

    Difficult commute, compenstation, work-life balance

  7. The Place for Kids

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Children's National Health System

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work at a stand alone hospital strictly for children,bright innovative surgeons,

    Cons

    It is embarrassing at times when I hear the way personnel talk to each other and even more importantly to parents. It is very disturbing. Limited experience of staff. Some personnel have worked there for decades but their work and professional performance are less than satisfactory. Nothing is done. What is preached is not practiced.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the malcontents. Get rid of the trouble makers, Get rid of those individuals that do not keep current with their profession. Get rid of those who do not embrace the "family centered" approach.

  8. Good Learning Experience for New RNs

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN II in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - RN II in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Children's National Health System full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - teaching hospital so many learning opportunities
    - RN opinions heard by Doctors and valued

    Cons

    - no on-site parking; so shuttle to/from hospital
    - low pay scale considering DC cost of living

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  9. Helpful (1)

    The first five years of working with Children's National Health System were extremely rewarding

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

    I worked at Children's National Health System full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Strong relationships. Opportunities for learning and growth. Diversity.

    Cons

    The culture was at times toxic.

  10. Health Advocate & Peer Educator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Health Advocate & Peer Educator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Health Advocate & Peer Educator in Washington, DC

    I worked at Children's National Health System

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Watching children grow and providing them with tools that will enable them to make sound and healthy decisions in the future

    Cons

    Being compassionate in front of children who suffer of diseases that we are unable to cure and witnessing them deteriorate helplessly.

    Advice to Management

    Adopting a culture of a more patients centered in the area of peer education. Providing these children with more consistent and tangible resources that could be controlled and measure accurately.

  11. They need to place value appropriately

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's National Health System

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    faculty who care, opportunities to make a difference with children

    Cons

    management does not listen or value the staff who "do" the details.and care for these families and their children. Constructive suggestion is not encouraged or well received and if one offers, you are at risk . It is hard to find who hold the truth about finances - both that affect the institution and those that affect an individual paycheck

    Advice to Management

    Let us do our jobs and value what we do and how hard we work to do to provide good care.
    Force quality, multidisciplinary communication regarding management of children and drop the ego at the door.

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