Sisters of Providence Health

www.mercycares.com
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Lack of leadership by owners, lack of concern for workers in the trenches

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Former Employee - MHC in Holyoke, MA
Former Employee - MHC in Holyoke, MA

I worked at Sisters of Providence Health part-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Pros

Excellent training on the technical aspects of the job; great instructors. One quickly learns how to work in the trenches. One learns how to conduct informational classes for clients. Many of the nurses and mental health workers care deeply about the work they do with patients on the behavioral health wards. Great employee cafeteria and service staff

Cons

Inadequate, understaffed, and poorly trained security personnel Ineffective employee union Learning the application of the techniques taught during training is done alone and under fire Overloaded, overworked, and unappreciated nursing staff Some of the docs are arrogant, dismissive, and condescending to nurses, staff, and patients Compliments and rewards are withheld from staff despite often amazing work; fear of the owner's wrath is fomented Lazy old-timers tolerated Resistant to change Glaring, dangerous errors are covered up rather than used as teachable moments, and infighting, bullying, finger-pointing and backstabbing amongst the nursing and mental health staff is de rigeur. A culture of disrespect between the nurses and the MHCs is growing. Cooperation is not likely to happen in an environment where people, rather than problems, are attacked by an upper management team concerned more with the illusion of amity and effectiveness than making it a reality.

Advice to Management

It's a hard place to work with a very challenging population. Be supportive, update systems, discourage infighting instead of encouraging it. Be the change you want to see.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Never Again!

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Springfield, MA

    I have been working at Sisters of Providence Health full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Physicians are great. Some co-workers actually care about their patients. Good place for new nurses to start..you'll learn a lot.

    Cons

    I have been nursing for twenty five years and have never witnessed the amount of backstabbing and bullying as I did while working here. They have a union, but it's useless. There is no self scheduling, and schedules are very rigid. Management invisible.

    Advice to Management

    Management very draconian


  2. Helpful (2)

    No Support, management dangerous.

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Turners Falls, MA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Turners Falls, MA

    I worked at Sisters of Providence Health

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Learn how to work in the trenches. Residents very challenging, management even more so. Some good people work there. Residents can be enjoyable.

    Cons

    Poor benefit package, unsafe workload, management always looking for ways to write employees up and give them bad reviews so don't have to give them their tiny pay increases.

    Advice to Management

    It's a hard place to work with a very challenging population. Be supportive, update systems, discourage infighting instead of encouraging it, get a union.


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