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New CIO is a School Yard Bully & CEO doesn't care

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA

I have been working at St. Joseph Health System full-time (more than an year)

Pros

This place used to be innovative & drive for excellence, now it's run by tyrants.

Cons

This place WAS great... Now it’s the personal piggy bank of the NEW CIO to fund his old company. So much for cutting ties.

Leadership no longer cares about the values that are so loudly touted, but never enforced. With a useless/powerless HR department who can't enforce anything to a CEO who is only looking at what she can do to further her carrier outside of the Health System (her contract is up in less than 2 years).

Major projects that the CIO was brought onboard to champion & COMPLETE have instead been handed over to others below him. This is seen as a promotion by these people, but instead is an effort of the CIO to distance himself from a failing project. Instead of this being a promotion, this is instead more rope. This major re-work of the environment only spells disaster. This has left employees to defend for their jobs on a daily basis while the leadership sits in their Ivory Tower.

Support groups have been reorganized to no longer report to those who care for & nurture the employees to bring the best success. Instead they are now reporting to a tyrant in hopes to drive the teams away from working at the health system. The commitment to the organization was to never cut headcount, but nothing was said about making this place miserable for those who have dedicated years of their lives to the success of this organization and it's commitment to the community.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ditch your current "ground breaking effort" in technology & listen to the experts you have hired. You are going to only hurt yourselves and the community. You've made promises to not cut anyone in this process, but obviously this is a lie. First you will attempt to drive people from the organization by playing political mind games, allowing you to stick w/ your "commitment". Once the exodus occurs, you'll re-evaluate who is left, put them through the hell of transitioning everything to the new and "improved" model & then fire those who are left behind, handing the reigns over the Blue Mountain Labs and their army of consultants.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    It is a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Orange, CA

    I have been working at St. Joseph Health System full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good work environment based on strong culture and values

    Cons

    currently facing a loss of patients due to CHOC separation

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    St Joseph is a very good place to work, but it has many areas to improve on before it can become a great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at St. Joseph Health System

    Pros

    St Joseph does a very good job of holding true to its core values. Employees are for the most part treated fairly and feel like they are contributing to the greater good of society. Furthermore, employment at St Joseph is quite stable (the organization appears to try to avoid layoffs at all costs), and fosters a strong work life balance.

    Cons

    St Joseph’s organizational structure does not lend itself to very effective communication between locations or business units. This lack of communication has helped foster the implementation of quite a few duplicative/conflicting business processes, and the formation of rigid organizational silos.

    In addition to limited communication, St Joseph—as a whole—is fairly averse to change, with Senior Management appearing reluctant to stand up to ministry requests that are contrary to the greater good. This results in projects taking much longer to complete (and becoming overly complex to operate) than they would at other organizations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Personally, I think Senior Management has gone too far in allowing autonomy at the local ministries. Senior Management needs to require a baseline set of business processes/controls for all locations, and enforce these requirements at all ministries.

    Disapproves of CEO
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