Maricopa Integrated Health System

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Maricopa Integrated Health System Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    Burn unit casualty

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maricopa Integrated Health System

    Pros

    The staff is great, most are there to assist the patient in getting better and they are a joy to work with.

    Cons

    Too many to list and this site keeps names from being disclosed, so if you go to work there, smile back, but know that there are those that will harm patients to make you look bad if they don't like you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't allow the burn unit to be turned into an extension of the psych annex

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic experience. Great healthcare practitioners

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maricopa Integrated Health System

    Pros

    Great staff and support during my time employed

    Cons

    I found no cons during my experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Poor feedback for new hires/staff

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    Former Employee - RN II in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - RN II in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Maricopa Integrated Health System

    Pros

    ASRS Pension and PTO, excellent security and orientation overal

    Cons

    Poor structure for new employment performance review, spend too much time discussing their pillars and core values that have no worth for the hired position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better positive environment for employee retention. Behavioral psych hires and dismisses with a high turnover rate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Resident

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maricopa Integrated Health System

    Pros

    Great patient population/pathology. Hands on experience and unique opportunity to grow as a professional.

    Cons

    Lack of strong leadership. Residents are undermined by attendings fostering current nursing challenging behavior. Constant battle with an unaccountable nursing staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire respectful people, retrain personnel and make them accountable

  6.  

    Former resident

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    Former Employee - Resident in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Resident in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Maricopa Integrated Health System

    Pros

    MIHS has excellent teaching staff from well renown hospitals. There is a tremendous variety of pathology and a patient population that is very appreciative. The academic affairs department creates an excellent teaching environment.

    Cons

    The neighborhood is so-so and there is no covered parking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Experience at MIHS

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Pharmacy in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Maricopa Integrated Health System full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Environment. I love my coworkers. Good place to start your career. Amazing benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover among management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more standardized training plan for new employees within the department they are assign to work at.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    It aint for WIMPS!

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Maricopa Integrated Health System full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    MIHS has everything. If you don't like where you're at, you can usually move around within the organization.

    Its NEVER boring. Things are constantly changing. Sometimes you hit a rough patch, but it usually evens out.

    GREAT for building your career and gaining experience, or even staying for a long term career, or leaving and then returning (which plenty of folks have done).

    Being on the front lines here is unparalleled; one of the best places to work in a hands-on patient care role, especially if you have a good team.

    A strong sense of community and diversity and on the whole, people are very friendly.

    The patient population is unlike anywhere else; the mission of the hospital is to serve the community. There is a very strong sense of purpose also.

    If you're in your 50s, the retirement plan may be worth it for you alone.

    Although sometimes they overdo it, leadership development is really pretty good here.

    My health insurance was awesome here. I used the MIHS facilities whenever I could and I never even saw a bill.

    Cons

    Definitely a bureaucracy; power within the organization seriously needs to be rebalanced. Way too many managers

    Much has changed very drastically in recent years. The organization is still grappling to embrace all of the new technology it has implemented (which has affected patient care in both negative and positive ways).

    Instead of feeling like a medical center with an IT department inside of it, it sometimes feels like the place is an IT department with a medical center inside of it.

    H.R., Employee Education, and parts of Administration are too large and made up of folks who, to put it very kindly, are clueless about patient care. And unfortunately, a lot of these folks will never leave, because they will never command their existing salary elsewhere.

    This is a place where people hang on to the past; it is not uncommon to find people who have been at the organization for over 3 decades who are kinda tough to work with, and really, rightly so, because this place makes you tough!

    Working in management here is extremely difficult (but it can also be extremely rewarding).

    The retirement is worth it in the long run, but when you start its HARD. Especially right now. There's no way out of it; its mandatory and you cannot adjust your contribution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It takes a lot to keep MIHS running on a daily basis. You deserve credit for even showing up!

    Always remember that front-line staff (as well as patients) make up the heart of MIHS. Remember employee perks and incentives whenever you can.

    And please do something about that Godawful parking situation. If Basha's can put up canvas carports, so can you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Patients are interesting and appreciative. Clinical staff is knowledgeable and caring. Way too top heavy on management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maricopa Integrated Health System full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The patients, salaries are good.

    Cons

    Many in management have been there for years and have little to no experience outside of MIHS. Poor medical leadership that hasn't kept up with current hospital trends. The new CEO is doing what he has done previously- get it ready to privatize. I predict that MIHS will go the way of most other safety net facilities- privately owned and operated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start looking- you'll never make it in the competitive hospital business environment. when you buy a computer system without the reporting package, you can't measure hospital performance or length of stays (hint- most places measure down to the hour)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maricopa Integrated Health System full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Health System has gone totally electronic with the medical record.

    Cons

    IT leadership from the CIO down to the team manager, lack experience in managing people, and policies. The employee suffers greatly due to managements inability to make a decision. Until they get major overhaul of the leadership, they will just be another "County Hospital".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a CIO without healthcare experience. Directors and managers without experience. You are putting your patients safety at risk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Maricopa Integrated Health System full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Loved the patient population. Fellow staff like family. Salary and benefits very fair. Lots of opportunities to be involved in community events.

    Cons

    For the most part, the management and leadership of patient care areas very staff oriented and caring. Business office management cares only about dollar signs and not the staff they oversee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aware of staff needs, treating them more as assets to the system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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