Children's Hospital Colorado

www.childrenscolorado.org
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Helpful (7)

The most frustrating and disappointing place I have ever worked.

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Systems Network Engineer in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Systems Network Engineer in Denver, CO

I worked at Children's Hospital Colorado

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

If altruism and a sense of doing something good for your community is important to you in a career then The Children's Hospital is an excellent place to work. Additionally, the hospital does do a good job promoting a work life balance for all of it's employees.

Cons

Senior management does a poor job of understanding IT. Internal promotion is almost non-existent. Seniority is valued to highly; I worked with dozens of people who were unqualified to perform their jobs and had held the same position for ten or more years. The hiring practices in senior management are questionable at best. On more than one occasion an unqualified senior manager was replaced with a less qualified senior manager.

Advice to Management

Learn to take advice from your staff. The people who work day to day with your patients and support structure often have a much better idea of what they need to improve their work environment and the service to your patience than you do.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    My best nursing experience to date after 15 years in the profession.

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    Current Employee - RN in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - RN in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Colorado

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Unique and complex learning experiences in one of the top rated hospitals in the nation. Many educational opportunities.The nursing staff and management are supportive. Training for new grads is superior with several months and levels of experience provided. Children's offers many opportunities for personal ownership of one's nursing practice. Staffing is usually pretty good and allows for time to spend educating and interacting with families. Interdisciplinary collaboration is generally respected and physicians, nurses, physical therapists and other health professionals work well together and seem to value each others' experience and knowledge. Overall, Children's Hospital has provided me with my most positive nursing experience after 15 years in the profession.

    Cons

    The new facility is out of the way and quite a commute for many employees. Inservices and competencies often require nurses to come in on their day off. Especially for those working the night shift, this can be extremely inconvenient, requiring one to give up sleep in order to make the commute in to 'learn' things that are often extremely basic and redundant and could be taught via the internet or at the bedside during a nurse's regular shift. Office politics and low morale have been an increasingly negative issue since the move to the new hospital. Office politics and popularity contests seem to have even influenced internal promotions, leading to the best and most loyal candidates being overlooked at times.

    Advice to Management

    Incorporate mandatory competencies and inservices with the employee's set schedule to avoid additional commuting and time on the clock.


  2. Clinical care excellent, Executive management practices ancient

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

    I worked at Children's Hospital Colorado full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Mission, and care at all acuity levels is terrific - I would not take my child anywhere else. Passionate and talented clinical at nearly every level, across all service lines. Strong identity that the community loves.

    Cons

    Non-clinical executive management is rife with favoritism and unqualified leaders; very little communication down the ranks while worker bees' teams have been severely cut and managers expected to facilitate twice the amount of work with little guidance on strategy from above. Morale among non-clinical managent is at an all-time low. Gossip mill. Leadership at odds, not a cohesive unti. While the clinical care is progressive, the business end is akin to early 90s practices.


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