Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD

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Updated June 9, 2015
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  1. Review- CNA

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD

    Pros

    Scheduling easy and good hours , pay was good

    Cons

    no room for advancement as RN


  2. not the worst but def, not the best work envioronment, ok salary. a lot need to be improved

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    coworkers treat nice to each other, occasional breakfast events are nice. community hospital level of patients. not too signigicantly sick.

    Cons

    always short on staffs, Rns and middle management big turn over, patient ratio in icu setting is always 1:3 nurses exhausted. other unit is about the same, high patient ratio.
    salary is not so high.
    although patient is not super acutely sicker but so much customer care issue and if cnas not so helpful, gets really tired from linen job.
    Off site parking,parking garage is on only weekend and nights.

    Advice to Management

    really need to work on better staffing, not only full time because short stays of full time staffs. work on prn, per diem. travel nurses.. please don't cut down cna for sitter, burdens other staffs who could have saved more lives instead of doing linen work.
    off site parking, belive it or not, this makes a huge difference for some people like me. super tired even before starting a crazy shift.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Mission driven and it isnt just lip service

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Organization cares about its customers and its employees.
    To me, that is pretty much everything.
    Commitment to safety, community service, good care.
    Has been paying above minimum wage for a long time, sets its own minimum liveable wage.

    Cons

    Sometimes micromanagement gets in the way of things.
    Recent growth could present challenges.
    Sometimes HR comes across as a little tone deaf and heavy handed.


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  5. Overall, the staff cares about their patients and everyone strives to keep the hospital as the best.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    You really feel like you're a part of the hospitals overall goal. You're a part of the team. And the benefits are great.

    Cons

    While staff may care about their patients, there is a lot of disconnect between nurses and other staff members. The office culture can seem very toxic.


  6. This hospital does not care about its staff

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Registered Nurse in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Clinical Registered Nurse in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful, talented, hard working and friendly staff. The pay is good. Smaller community hospital.

    Cons

    Poor nurse to patient ratios on most floors, being short staffed is an every day norm now, nurses have no voice, everyone feels overworked and floor morale has gone downhill on more than one unit. Managers don't listen to staff, only to higher-ups. 2 weeks at a time vacation only, vacation frequently denied, scheduling first come first serve, no 401k matching, benefits are not that great, off site parking. Documentation requirements are out of control, patient safety is really becoming a problem, high turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Please just listen to staff about our concerns, being a manager requires being the middleman between your managers and us. Its a two way communication street, but to us it feels like it goes only one way.


  7. All Politics!

    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 full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay
    Nice, friendly People

    Cons

    Lots of rules and regulations that get in the way of taking care of patients
    Off site parking


  8. Helpful (1)

    Poor compensation, leadership not diverse, saw a lot of nepotism in hiring. I would not recommend this place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Nurse in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Clinical Nurse in Silver Spring, MD

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They do have average health care benefits and 401K

    Cons

    Difficult for some people to advance, sort of a 'good ole boys' (except they're women, not men) type of environment with the managers. you see a lot of minorities at the lower levels--foot soldiers (nurses, nursing assistants, housekeeping, maintenance). Like to hire and promote from within, so even if you have the qualifications, it may be difficult for you to get in. Exclusive-type culture. Mgmt seems a little out of touch with how the community feels about the lack of diversity.

    Advice to Management

    more diversity needed in middle and upper management, need to balance hiring practices


  9. Helpful (1)

    Not the greatest experience but not the worst either

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Employee in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Offers consistent opportunities to further professional education

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Encourage 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.


  10. Never worked at this one

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nurse in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Nurse in Silver Spring, MD

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked here during travel and was dissatisfied with the medical icu

    Cons

    Travel assignment. The medical icu left a lot to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    look at your employees skills and then hire. not safe.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Easy, non challenging work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Many 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 Management

    Remove "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.



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