Legacy Health System Reviews

Updated March 8, 2015
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Legacy is filled with some truly wonderful professionals, but it is struggling for footing in today's health care world.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at Legacy Health System

    Pros

    Legacy Health has a laudable mission, many dedicated and highly skilled professionals, and a desire to do the right thing in the community. Amazing work happens within the hospital walls every day. The quality of medical care and human caring is high.

    Cons

    Something is off balance about the system's culture. Perhaps it is the result of trying to knit together six hospitals that, in some senses, compete against each other for limited resources. Yet all the hospitals and system office staff are supposed to work together as one unified family. The organization has not yet found a way to make it work. The culture and leadership can be excellent at the hospital level, however, so your job satisfaction can really depend on the site you work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more nimble. Be better at recognizing your talent and giving talented employees new opportunities and appropriate pay. Take at look at your executives: Do they have the leadership skills the system needs? Seek ideas and input from your front-line workers. Take a voluntary pay cut when you are involved in a RIF.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    It's a job. Salary is competitive, work is interesting, but not a place for professional growth.

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    Current Employee - IT Professional in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Legacy Health System

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, interesting projects, friendly work atmosphere. Legacy really does care about the community and provides more than it's share of uninsured/charity care.

    Cons

    Support for career development is non-existent. Little opportunity for advancement. Training of IT personnel and users of the system is done at initial implementation, but little if any training in subsequent years or after system upgrades.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people instead of consultants. Training is woefully inadequate, is mostly on-the-job or by the person leaving the position. Workflows and business processes are inefficient.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. good

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    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Legacy Health System

    Pros

    diverse working environment and medical experience

    Cons

    administrative bureaucracy , lots of new construction

    Recommends
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Its a job

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Legacy Health System

    Pros

    Provide a good service to community.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement .
    No funds avaialble for training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make funds available for training on something other than Epic.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Legacy Health System

    Pros

    Good benefits
    great location (Good Sam)
    nice wards

    Cons

    computer crashes
    Emanuel cafeteria is very inadequate compared to Good Sam

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More employee appreciation events

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laboratory Supervisor in Gresham, OR
    Current Employee - Laboratory Supervisor in Gresham, OR

    I have been working at Legacy Health System

    Pros

    Team environment and culture of safety

    Cons

    Take the most charity cases in the area

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Used to be fantastic. Going downhill really fast

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Legacy Health System

    Pros

    Above average benefits, Above average pay rates at least in Information Technology. Very dedicated and genuinely nice colleagues (non-managerial). Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Terrible upper management. Complete lack of vision and foresight. Absolutely no planning. Extremely reactive and shortsighted decisions taken by upper management and the executives in the last 2 years. Recent Medicare policies are eliminating most of the funding for quality employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think things through. Be proactive. Have a five year strategic vision and stick to the plan. Changing directions every few months is disastrous. And above all, TRUST your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Abusive work environment

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    Former Employee - Mental Health Therapist in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Mental Health Therapist in Portland, OR

    I worked at Legacy Health System

    Pros

    Pay was good when scheduled hours were worked (and not cancelled),

    Cons

    Abusive attitude of other hospital workers towards the psychiatric patients as well as the psychiatric staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    address the abusive attitudes as well as educate all other staff on the duties of the mental health therapists.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Excellent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Family Physician in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Family Physician in Tualatin, OR

    I have been working at Legacy Health System

    Pros

    Takes care of their staff

    Cons

    The salary could be higher

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    A complete lack of focus on upper management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at Legacy Health System

    Pros

    Good healthcare
    Fairly consistent benefits with other healtcare providers

    Cons

    Management comes on board, and leaves for acceptable ideas are implemented
    Consistency of perfomance reviews
    High turnover in some deparments leads to a knowledge exodus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and focus on the future. Instead of fighting against Providence, focus on what you do better. Require managers attend some kind of Six Sigma training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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