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Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

I worked at Abrazo Health Care full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Some of the nurses and ancillary staff are well educated, well trained, and warm, friendly people. They are in the minority, however. Several nurses continue working there just to reach retirement and to be fully vested. I hated to see them crying in the lounge They finally opened the kitchen at night so night staff could have a meal. Hopefully, Tenet can create a sensible, caring, and rewarding environment.

Cons

Being short staffed was a danger to the doctors, nurses, and most of all, the patients. Patients fell on a regular basis, incurring new or further injuries. Nurses were not given the opportunity to learn about new equipment in a timely manner, wasting funds by letting new equipment sit in a corner and not providing optimal care for patients. There was a great deal of "playing favorites" between mid management and nursing staff. At the time, the best way to get a good review was to walk into your manager's office with cookies and coffee and tell her how wonderful she was. Gossip ran rampant, and many innocent people were hurt. Cliques ran several units, and if you didn't "belong" life there was miserable. One new manager came into work, closed the door to her office, and we never saw her again!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hopefully, Tenet will start by realizing the staff is made up of PEOPLE. Staff deserves a pat on the back, a "thank you", a real raise that allows staff to live within the standard of living, and basic human compassion. Even now, unqualified people are being paid several thousand dollars more per year as managers, while the people who know how to do the job, and are doing it well, are being told,"Sorry, you've reached the maximum salary". A ceiling on salaries is ridiculous if management wants to retain intelligent, competent staff! Keep buying those other hospitals, just remember you need people to work in them! Look at the expressions on the faces of your staff at the end of a shift. If you're not seeing exhaustion, frustration, and disappointment, someone turned off the lights!

Doesn't Recommend
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    abrazo

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abrazo Health Care full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a definite team atmosphere in place

    Cons

    bad reputation. The facilities have been beat up on by local competition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Disorganized Leadership team and health system

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    Former Employee - System Director Operations Improvement in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - System Director Operations Improvement in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Abrazo Health Care full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people recruited but no one is developed or retained.

    Cons

    Turnover among system and facility leadership was 60% in 1 1/2 years. No latitude at the health system to develop into a meaningful structure. No control of capital. Leaders spend the majority of time trying to figure out what happened in order to appear knowledgable for their calls to corporate. No identity as a health system, no planning or engaging in strategic thinking. The most dysfunctional environment of which I have been a part. This is all meant to be descriptive not mean spirited. All of the people I worked with were well intentioned not cut throat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to think why they have a regional office. It offers little to know value. The hospitals do not exist in any meaningful way that indicate a system exists, except for maybe purchasing power for medical supplies.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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