Holland Community Hospital

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Holland Community Hospital Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Used to be great

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Holland, MI
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Holland, MI

    I worked at Holland Community Hospital

    Pros

    Pays well, better than most other hospitals in the area
    Friendly coworkers
    Yearly bonus

    Cons

    Lots of employees from many departments (management, interpreters, nursing, aids) let go recently with no notice or severance because the hospital didn't reach patient growth goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have great people working there, and you treat them as if they are disposable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Steady organization when money is managed well.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Holland Community Hospital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you want an easy job where you do not have to put in a lot of extra effort, and your not driven for opportunities to move up, then this is the place for you. You will make a good salary for the Holland area, receive decent benefits, and work with good people, while being a part of an organization that is active and visible in the community.

    There was a very healthy 4 weeks of PTO (vacation and sick time) you earn and accumulate over the course of a calendar year. The health benefits were better than average and they have other great benefits too like dental, vision, legal assistance to name a few.

    The culture overall is awesome! They have great core-values!

    Cons

    Leadership at the executive level seems too comfortable and not up with the times in a business sense. As of this writing, Holland Hospital is in financial bad times. Revenue has been on a fast and steady decline this year (2014) and the executive leadership is blaming it on the Affordable Care Act. (Now officially almost 5 years old). They do not seem to allocate money well, and tend to be freaking out at the bad financial times. While there is still over $380 million in the bank, they are laying off staff, freezing pay increases (understandable) and 401k contributions. (Not understandable). They are closing floors that have patient beds because of the census being low. (A.K.A less people are choosing Holland Hospital for their care). There is also rumors of staff being fired for false accusations of policy violations. Of course, there is always the looming rumors of Spectrum buying out Holland Hospital which Executive Leadership has in the past said will not happen because Spectrum only buys hospitals that are operating in the Red. Well... now Holland Hospital is operating in the red. None of this will probably phase the executive leadership because Holland Hospital is a non-profit organization and like a traditional non-profit organization they are not going to have to be accountable for their performance of leadership. (My opinion).

    Management does not listen to its employees. The managers who are good leaders have their hands tied with the directors. Some of the directors are good, but some are very old school and do not want a happy culture and run it like a military. One director cannot grasp as to why one employee would write to another employees manager to praise them for their help in a situation. Some managers highly frown upon simple things like socializing with people outside of their department... even outside of work!

    I worked in the office and there is not a work from home policy which is becoming more uncommon these days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Stay up to date with business trends.
    - Stay current with trends in the work culture.
    - There are some really bad managers and directors that need to be fired and replaced with nicer, more effective leaders. Do this!
    - Listen to the regular staff who are not in management but the actual ones getting their hands dirty. Almost all of these people at Holland Hospital in non-management roles are awesome people who are highly intelligent, dedicated and want the best for Holland Hospital and its community.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Stuck up Rude Staff

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    Former Employee - Sugical Tech in Holland, MI
    Former Employee - Sugical Tech in Holland, MI

    I worked at Holland Community Hospital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Ortho and Neuro pay was decent

    Cons

    Everything was awful there management is clueless

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all managment and start from scratch

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Toxic work environment, management ignored bullying, newer managers targeted several veteran workers and fired them.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI

    I worked at Holland Community Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful hospital, better than average cafeteria

    Cons

    What once was a pleasant place to work (17 yrs ago) eventually devolved into a very hostile place to work. The corrective actions process not fair and too open to bias, personal preference rather than across the board equality. Basically, if you have a manager that didn't like you, your days are numbered. They will find a way to get rid of you or fire you (and no unemployment benefits). Does not value years of service or loyalty. Lots of red tape and competition with Spectrum Health. You are no longer a valued employee, you are a number and expendable at any time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    NOT in I.S.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI

    I have been working at Holland Community Hospital full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good unless they determine otherwise.

    Cons

    Leadership only visible for negative interactions
    Teamwork, when needed, is forced and micro-managed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider looking at individuals below you as an asset. I have seen really good people leave because they have no future to move up or not have received any positive interactions with leadership. Leadership is a privilege and not a right. Stop acting like you're better than anyone else and treating people who work for you like CRAP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great, hard-working employees, i.e., RNs, Unit Techs, Housekeeping, Food Service, Excellent Volunteers

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Holland, MI
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Holland, MI

    I worked at Holland Community Hospital part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a beautiful work environment.

    Cons

    Recommend & encourage leadership to promote more effective patient lift practices to prevent injuries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you are not from the area, you don't fit in

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Holland Community Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay was competitive and benefits

    Cons

    female management has been there too long, need new blood. Very short sighted with employees and not open to new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some new and fresh talent, keep yourself up to date with what's going on beyond the lakeshore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Small 200 bed community hospital

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse

    I worked at Holland Community Hospital part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Close to home, is growing in size. Has a wide variety of services. Nice location. Friendly staff.

    Cons

    Small hospital, Can be somewhat limiting because of it's size. I'm not sure if it can prosper in this difficult economic environment and the trend for hospital consoladation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, MI

    I worked at Holland Community Hospital

    Pros

    Focus on Quality
    Clean facility
    Community Involvement and Focus
    Joint Commission Status

    Cons

    Lack of diversity
    Lack of committment to work and life integration
    Old Boys Network

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Committment to staff that reflect diversity in community
    People of color in all levels of administration/healthcare and not just in housekeeping
    Communication with Staff, perhaps CEO forums or management forums would be helpful

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    What I think of Holland Hospital

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    Current Employee - Housekeeping in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - Housekeeping in Holland, MI

    I have been working at Holland Community Hospital

    Pros

    Holland Hospital is a very family, friendly atmosphere with people who care about one another and their patients. They also have great benefits such as PTO and BTO (paid time off and birthday time off) and give us bonuses throughout the year.

    Cons

    Hard to change jobs within the hospital without experience in that field. Working in Housekeeping I feel like we should get paid more because we often have to clean up after people who have had diseases. There is other places who get paid more than us and they don't deal with cleaning up diseases and serious illnesses. It is also hard to get into a different department when you don't have experience. They should also think of classes that people have taken.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize seniority, and people who educate themselves in the department they want to work and don't just base it on experience. Give people a chance to prove themselves. Hire people within the hospital first and then outside.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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