Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD

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Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD Reviews

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Awesome place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Physical Therapist in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Physical Therapist in Silver Spring, MD

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, respect of work life balance

    Cons

    Parking is limited during the week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good place to work overall

    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to work

    Former Employee - Health Unit Coordinator in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Health Unit Coordinator in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice working environment
    Provide adequate training
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Overtired employees
    Understaffed unit
    Low salary offered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    SURG TECH PRN

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    Current Employee - Surg Tech in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Surg Tech in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    somewhat flexible schedule tries to accomadate most

    Cons

    need more staff to be flexible for all
    staffing shortage is extremely crucial
    workers underpaid and highly overworked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HIGHER NURSES ASAP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Very demanding work load

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting cases and patients with lots of opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Understaffed; Nurse:patient ratio in postpartum is 1:5 or 6 mother/baby couples

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more nurses and techs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD

    Pros

    Mentorship, mission driven, transparent leadership

    Cons

    Lacking sound judgement in policy development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek feedback from managers

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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.

    Recommends
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  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Labor and delivery

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    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD

    Pros

    Catholic tradition and pension plan

    Cons

    This hospital is not only understaffed as most hospitals are, they also only let you take two weeks of vacation at a time and fire you before you can use long term disability

    Doesn't Recommend
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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great atmosphere and support in the OR at Holy Cross Hospital

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    Former Employee - Clinical Nurse OR in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Clinical Nurse OR in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, good benefits, competitive salary.

    Cons

    Wish there were more continued education benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If 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

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for college students

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Transporter in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Patient Transporter in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
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