MedStar Washington Hospital Center Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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MedStar Washington Hospital Center President John Sullivan
John Sullivan
26 Ratings

Pros
  • Great work atmosphere, good benefits (in 6 reviews)

  • Great benefits, chance for educational development with classes offered, have some great doctors and knowledgeable (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No room for career or salary growth (in 3 reviews)

  • Budget cuts, short staffed, overworked staff (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast-paced, stimulating learning environment, opportunities to collaborate with other departments.

    Cons

    Unions influence all decisions made by Hospital Administration and negatively impact finances for the entire hospital.


  2. registered nurse

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    gained experience saw more/learned more than other hospitals in the area

    Cons

    large hospital comes with systematic hurdles


  3. Physician Assistant Student

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great learning environment, supportive preceptors, lots of available learning resources and curriculum. Employees seemed to really like their jobs. Good communication between care teams

    Cons

    rotation was too short, but that is probably more my program's fault that MedStar's fault. Would have liked to see/do more procedures.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    RN Staff

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time

    Pros

    I love caring for my patients.

    Cons

    Rotating days and hours sometimes is challenging.


  6. Helpful (2)

    medstar ICU

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    very good experience, learned so much there clinically . its a level I so you get to see so much. Some of the best nurse you could work with. Very smart and knownledgable at least in the ICU

    Cons

    management, leadership, pay rate is low comparable to other metro areas. they treat their nurse like crap. they have unsafe staffing in other areas of the hospital


  7. Faculty

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    Current Employee - Volunteer Unit Clerk in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Volunteer Unit Clerk in Washington, DC

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse work place, friendly staff.

    Cons

    None, I like the atmosphere and people.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Admin Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well known hospital and great experience

    Cons

    Work can be too much

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. Helpful (1)

    Burn and trauma ICU

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    Current Employee - ICU RN
    Current Employee - ICU RN

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    great staff and management in the ICU, team work, nurses are appreciated. Floors are a different story

    Cons

    traffic getting to the hospital


  10. Helpful (1)

    Avoid CRM!

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    Former Employee - Medical Social Worker
    Former Employee - Medical Social Worker

    I worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center full-time

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay, metro-accessible

    Cons

    The CRM department...overworked, underpaid. Or is it overwhelmed and underappreciated? Perhaps it's just overstressed and unsupported. There's nothing like working a supposedly crucial job where the dept can't stay fully staffed and most people pull double duty, where people call out daily and morale is very low. The reality is that you're not going to do anything resembling the social work you love to do- most days you hardly have time to discuss things with patients. You don't get respect as a mental health professional, it's a boring job, and as soon as you act like a human (not a widget) you get encouraged to quit. So don't bother! The management is out of touch and abusive, supervision is a long way off, and people leave in droves. Save yourself time and respect.

    Advice to Management

    CRM needs new management, with the exception of KL. Surely someone will notice the horrible attrition rate...right?


  11. Challenging cases with a great team of nurses and doctors

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Staff and leadership are excellent.

    Cons

    Trauma area and emergency department are under separate control

    Advice to Management

    Merge the trauma area with the emergency department



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