Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD
3.8 of 5 14 reviews
www.holycrosshealth.org 1000 to 5000 Employees

Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD Reviews

Updated Nov 11, 2013

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD full-time for more than a year

ProsThey've taken as good care of me as we take care of our patients

ConsIt's a hospital so it's working in a top down environment.

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Awesome place to work

Physical Therapist (Former Employee)
Silver Spring, MD

I worked at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD part-time for more than 5 years

ProsFlexible schedules, respect of work life balance

ConsParking is limited during the week

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very Good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Silver Spring, MD

I have been working at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD

Pros- Holy Cross Hospital understands the needs of the student workers and provides very flexible work schedule.
- Very good administration who cares about employers

Cons- Compensation in terms of pay and bonuses is not competitive enough as compared to other hospitals within the area. The work load is much higher as compared to other hospitals.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great for college students

Patient Transporter (Current Employee)
Silver Spring, MD

I have been working at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD

ProsAdequate pay
Good for college students or those who want to get their foot in the door of health care

ConsNot enough workers are on schedule for work in the evening and night shifts, therefore creating the job extremely difficult for those who are scheduled. They are expected to do all the transportation calls that come in, and are chastised when they don't get to the next call as fast as the call dispatcher sends them. The nurses who are waiting for Transport Services to pick the patient up often then call Transport Department or a manager to complain that transport hasn't yet picked up their patient, when in all actuality the transporter is most likely busy with their previous call and not able to get to it yet. I myself have been victim of this time and time again. The dispatchers page me and I call the office, proceeding to them interrogating me as to why I haven't gotten to their third bed transfer within the time span of 30 minutes. This would be the definition of modern day slavery in the American Workplace. The Patient Transporters have the most physically grueling job in the entire hospital, and the treatment and expectations of evening and night shifts (emphasis on evening) is downright despicable.

Management is aware of this and yet does not want to move any morning workers into evening, and the hospital is currently not hiring any outside workers.

Advice to Senior ManagementEither hire more people or increase the compensation, because starting off at $12/hr is much too low for slavery.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work overall

Registered Nurse (Former Employee)
Silver Spring, MD

I worked at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD full-time for more than a year

ProsClean, nice hospital. Easygoing.
self scheduling is easy.
liked the managers for the most part.

Consnot the best cafe.
needs better pay.
kaiser insurance not the best

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A learning experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Silver Spring, MD

I have been working at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD

ProsMentorship, mission driven, transparent leadership

ConsLacking sound judgement in policy development

Advice to Senior ManagementSeek feedback from managers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great atmosphere and support in the OR at Holy Cross Hospital

Clinical Nurse OR (Former Employee)
Silver Spring, MD

I worked at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD

ProsNice co-workers, good benefits, competitive salary.

ConsWish there were more continued education benefits.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf HC offered more in the way of cont education benefits it would really give them an edge in hiring more hard to find OR nurses

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Holy Cross Hospital - Great Place to Work

Analyst (Former Employee)
Silver Spring, MD

I worked at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD

ProsMultiple opportunites for learning, support from management, opportunity to indirectly and directly help people in need in the surrounding communities.

ConsIt would be great if they placed more of an emphasis on leadership and staff development of the exisiting staff.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on leadership and staff development of existing staff. There is a lot of talent at this hospital.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not the greatest experience but not the worst either

Employee (Former Employee)
Silver Spring, MD

I worked at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD full-time for more than 8 years

ProsOffers consistent opportunities to further professional education

ConsNeeds improvement in a number of areas professional, cultural and clinical

Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage and consistently practice a culture of respect for the professional and clinical staff as well as the patients you serve and patient satisfaction scores will rise and exceed previous numbers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Easy, non challenging work environment

Registered Nurse (Current Employee)
Silver Spring, MD

I have been working at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD full-time for more than a year

ProsHigh grades for computer software
Less than average patient loads
Decent Pay
Excellent SICUt

ConsMany RNs and front line staff are unable to communicate clearly due to language barriers. Poor customer service on general floors and ICU
High turnover of RNs after they fulfill contract obligations

Advice to Senior ManagementRemove "senior" staff that no longer care about the company's vision.
Hire a work force that is able to speak English. Many licensed professional lack the ability to communicate effectively to the patients you serve.
Reach for Magnet Status! Until you do so, you will continue to have a weak, unproductive work force.
Find out why respiratory therapists are not helping RNs - they don't answer the phone or spend much time on the unit.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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