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Middle management role is tough

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Current Employee - Middle Manager  in  Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Middle Manager in Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

The hospital attracts and hires top-notch talent. Working in a renowned research facility is great and the atmosphere is intellectually challenging. Salaries are very fair and benefits are excellent.

Cons

But being in a management role at LPCH is hard. Managers are held accountable for improving engagement scores, quality management systems, etc., but there are many processes and procedures that are very time consuming, cumbersome, or just plain don't work. Managers must spend too much of their expensive time trying to get simple things done. There is a big emphasis on process improvement in the clinical areas, but no one is looking at the HR systems, purchasing procedures, etc. -- the smaller things that waste a lot of time.

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Take a look at the non-clinical processes and procedures. A lot of expensive management time is being wasted wrestling with filling out numerous on-line forms to get the simplest thing done.

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Other Reviews for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

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    Work Review

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great benefits, including lots of vacation time

    Cons

    Senior management expects a lot of long hours

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    Positive Outlook
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    Clinicians and staff create atmosphere of trust and uphold commitment to patients and families through daily practice

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Committed, highly qualified and professional staff and practitioners, excellent mission and values, challenging environment full of opportunities to learn and improve skills. Rewarding to work with each patient and family, remembering everyone is first and foremost a human being.

    Cons

    Increased move toward streamlining can improve processes but can run risk of overburdening staff in day-to-day and, by extension, staff can lose sight of overarching mission and the actual relationsip with patient and families gets lost in the checklists.

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