Memorial Health Care System (Chattanooga)

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Memorial Health Care System (Chattanooga) Reviews

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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  1.  

    It's not terrible, I feel like they do try, and I fear things are worse at other hospitals in our area

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Memorial Health Care System (Chattanooga) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are trying to become a magnet hospital which if they get, nurses will have a greater voice! We do get minimal pay raises....my personal manager is good- work around school schedule well- people overall seem to like this faith based hospital and it has a caring atmosphere

    Cons

    Opportunities to advance are for bachelor degree nurses- not all mgmt is good, I'm just lucky. Overworked and underpaid. Tennessee nurses need a union so we can have proper representation. Keep adding more and more for one RN to do on the job. Poor documentation system, for crying out loud spend some of your millions on a up to date documentation system, we need off this DOS system!!!! Not putting money where it's needed, but instead into more buildings (show) and have to park a mile away, in a dangerous area! Fine you $100 for parking anywhere else!!! They need a parking garage that employees can park in, invest money into that!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take care of your nurses and get us our new EPIC documentation system! That would decrease our documentation time and therefore increase our patient satisfaction scores by allowing us to spend more time at the bedside! I would pay money out of my paycheck annually to pitch in towards a parking garage for employees, and I think others would be willing to do this as well! We need an on site gym! Here we are healthcare yet we can't exercise at an onsite facility in all the money recently spent on the hospital!? Please and thank you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Not employee friendly

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    Current Employee - ER Tech in Hixson, TN
    Current Employee - ER Tech in Hixson, TN

    I have been working at Memorial Health Care System (Chattanooga) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You have the protection of CHI funding, so its low on lay offs. because of its magnet hospital accreditation its has very good patient care.

    Cons

    very high turn over. big racial issues and verbal slander. Ive been called colored twice and nothing was done to the nurses. Memorial was a good place when the catholic nuns was over the hospital now its not a good environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Memorial Health Care System (Chattanooga) as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The hospital is expanding and growing in the community of Chattanooga, Tennessee and has a large campus with opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Every large organization has their own culture. I would not say it is bad, just different. This is a large organization. So you must know if you thrive in a large or small organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to train staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Management and staff are liars and backstabbers.

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    Former Employee - CNA in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - CNA in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Memorial Health Care System (Chattanooga) part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    New north tower to work in.

    Cons

    Employees pretend to be your friend but will back stab you in a heartbeat. HR doesn't investigate matters they only take one persons side of the story (whoever complains first). The managers are two faced and the turnover is very high. Complaining to the CEO or Vice president does nothing because all they care about is profit. The company spouts compassion and excellence but it fails to show their employees these core values. It's sad that an organization that professes the teachings of Jesus Christ are far far from them, instead they deceive and destroy like their adversary Satan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Requirements for management should be compassion and excellence practiced in real life. They should not be cast sexist or religious judgement on those that don't share the same religious beliefs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience- great hospital

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    Former Employee - Project Exe in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Project Exe in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Memorial Health Care System (Chattanooga) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment and good culture

    Cons

    CHI- the parent company in Denver

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more consistent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great for patients, not so much for employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Memorial Health Care System (Chattanooga) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ample opportunities for overtime, strong commitment to the patient and their wellbeing.

    Cons

    The unit nurses tend to be "clique-y" which is also noted by the physicians to be detrimental to care. While the hospital strives to excel in patient care, they fail to excel in employee retention and care. They do not follow their own mission statement when it comes to their employees. They do not value a job well done or loyalty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop showing favoritism to friends versus your regular employees. Treat employees as you treat your patients, value them for what they do for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Not bad...Not good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Memorial Health Care System (Chattanooga)

    Pros

    There are good people that work at Memorial.

    Cons

    Management does not live by the core values that they want and expect the associate employees to live by. They are outsourcing every department except the nurses of course. However, nurses were leaving left and right due to the way they were being treated and also to the way they were overworked and understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apply the core values to your managerial practices towards the employees under your supervision.

  9.  

    Great learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Surical Case Prep Tech in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Surical Case Prep Tech in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Memorial Health Care System (Chattanooga) full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place if your a patient.

    Cons

    Not allow to express feelings or concerns privately

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more srlective in your hiring of management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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