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Helpful (3)

Exceptional medical care, underpaid employees

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Management
Former Employee - Management
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Legacy Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Excellent medical care for children, trauma and burn patients. They provide services not available anywhere else in the PAC NW.

Cons

The pay is seriously under market and they refuse to acknowledge it. They appease staff and managers by doing market reviews and never take into account the significantly higher differentials and benefits paid by Providence and Kaiser. They are consistently understaffed and the medical team is frequently under distress trying to figure out how to handle the toughest workloads and shortest staffing ever seen. Management listens but doesn't readily act. Ultimately it's not a lot more than lip service.

Advice to Management

You need to develop some real backbone to deal with employee behavior issues. Managers have little to nothing to stand upon and have been emotionally and physically threatened for trying to discipline. It took forever to actually terminate people that had YEARS of documented incidents in their files and in some instances had caused real patient harm. The service is amazing. You provide a great deal of charity care and the good employees that are there need fair compensation for a change. They are grossly under compensated and leaving for better benefits across town. Going elsewhere makes one realize how much staff are supported by other sites in staff and not continue sully worrying about walking into shifts where they are doing the work of 2-3 people. Legacy is lucky more serious harm has not been caused by their continual short staffing and under recruitment to hire into open positions.

Other Employee Reviews for Legacy Health System

  1. Helpful (1)

    Professionally challenged with the creation of a new position.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cardiovascular Service Line Director in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Cardiovascular Service Line Director in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Legacy Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The physicians were engaged and became leaders who focused on improving patient care and simultaneously cutting cost.

    Cons

    Difficult to accept change and bureaucratic in structure.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those who are actually doing the work and know what is going on.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Professionally fulfilling

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Legacy Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Professional relationships, recognition of nursing's contribution is improving, opportunity to work with different disciplines, helping to make positive changes in patient's recovery from illness,

    Cons

    Unit budgets do not allow for real continuing education in nursing, just education to support hospital or system initiatives so leadership will meet quality goals and qualitfy for "merit" bonus.


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