Denver Health and Hospital Authority

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Denver Health and Hospital Authority Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
52 Reviews
3.4
52 Reviews
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Arthur A. Gonzalez
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a good work/life balance culture (in 3 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good work/life balance, large organization rooted in Denver (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Stressful, Poor management, Spiteful, No opportunity for growth (in 3 reviews)

  • I notified all of the departments and people that I was "supposed to" and did not receive the results I was promised as a patient (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Enjoyed working for this Hospital, and the hospital has a great mission.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Coordinator
    Former Employee - Research Coordinator

    I worked at Denver Health and Hospital Authority

    Pros

    Great people, lots of career growth opportunities

    Cons

    It is a bigger system so lots of moving parts, takes time to get things accomplished

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great mission, missing accountability

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Denver Health and Hospital Authority

    Pros

    Great mission, location, nursing staff.

    Cons

    Benefits are poor. Having to work with doctors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold the provider leadership accountable.

  3.  

    Pay too little

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Denver Health and Hospital Authority

    Pros

    They will hire you with no experience

    Cons

    They claim the pay is competitive but it's not. Most other hospitals pay more

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  5.  

    Varied, Public Health Oriented, Campus Environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Addictions Counselor III in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Certified Addictions Counselor III in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Denver Health and Hospital Authority full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Campus environment, multiple disciplines working as a unit on many occasions.

    Cons

    Not-for-profit, multi-level management creates barriers to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treatment is the product and the service that the organization provides for the community, however treatment is not the goal of the community- recovery and wellness are the goal. The organization might do well to incorporate wellness and recovery values into its mission to truly reflect the community's needs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Patient and Family Centered Care Environment

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Denver Health and Hospital Authority full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    At DHHA, patients truly come first. They are a very community driven organization that not only looks out for their employees, but also everyone in their community.

    Cons

    Not a marketplace leader when it comes to utilizing innovative practices in the healthcare field. The smokers! There is no one strongly enforcing the No Smoking campus policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees who are passionate about the care they provide. Manage out those individuals that are providing the PFCC environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great palce with great benefits, but the people they put in management need to be reconsidered

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Denver Health and Hospital Authority full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    NO communication between upper and lower management. There is a LOT of micromanaging. Biased treatment of employees. If you come from the outside and hire in, you will remain an outsider.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    They truly care about their patients

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Denver Health and Hospital Authority

    Pros

    There is a good work/life balance culture

    Cons

    Upper management support of specific initiatives

  9.  

    Awesome Trauma Hospital

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Denver Health and Hospital Authority full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working in the SICU gave me skills that I never could have gotten anywhere else. I worked with some of the best nurses and doctors in the country, and I'm proud to have worked with them.

    Cons

    As in most businesses in the country, there is often head-butting between staff and management, as their focuses are different. Staff advocates for the patients and their families, while management is looking at the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember what it was like to work in the positions you now manage. The problems you noted as a "worker" are still there, and you can now do something about them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Worked with Denver Sheriffs Departmentt at Denver Justice Center.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Denver, CO

    I worked at Denver Health and Hospital Authority full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working With Correctional Care Wasn't easy but was fulfilling. Denver Health paid Great wages.

    Cons

    The type of people and management skills , I had to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be more professional and personable to all staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Psychiatric Unit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Denver, CO

    I worked at Denver Health and Hospital Authority full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many of the staff was dedicated when I worked there a few years ago. The system of the doctors taking care of their orders and it going to the pharmacy who further took care of any problems, then the nurses checking the orders off on the Pixus was a plus. The Pixus was efficient and medications were in the PIxus. Pay was better than many other places around town. I was there when Dr. Grabow was in charge of the hospital, and she made us feel proud.

    Cons

    Middle management was not progressive, was punitive, clicky, had their favorites, and did not spend time teaching new staff. They did not promote new staff succeeding unless you were in their click. Some people were written up for minor things that others got away with. Some rules seemed very harsh/strict. I felt someone could get in trouble by hearsay, and when one would defend oneself it did not help. This happened to me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smile some. Loosen up and help people who are in learning curves to decrease anxiety rather than increase it, and weed people out. I saw a former RN who transferred to another unit at DH and H who told me after the four years I have been gone hardly any of the regular staff is left. Revamp management classes where they are staff friendly and lift up staff to succeed, and evaluate which middle management are meeting this criteria. Be a role model in this attitude

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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