Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines

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Updated May 17, 2015
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  1. CNA-patient care technician

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    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Des Moines, IA
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Depending on the area/supervisor it can be a great place to work. Recently received a pay increase to be just slightly lower than competitors.

    Cons

    As a member of the Catholic Health Initiatives group Mercy does not consider Easter a holiday. PTO has been systematically reduced since joining CHI.

    Advice to Management

    Unions will hurt CHI, increase workers benefits to prevent organization of unions.


  2. Not Employee Oriented

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    Former Employee - Hospitalist in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Hospitalist in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is in Des Moines, Iowa so if you want to work in Des Moines its good.

    Cons

    Place little to no value on staff. No one is happy from physicians to nurses to ancillary staff. You will be overworked and underpaid. Very high physician turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Staff satisfaction leads to patient satisfaction. Investing in good people is cheaper than training everyone all the time.


  3. I really enjoyed working for this company as it is a non-profit and they don't push meeting certain billing standards.

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    Current Employee - Physical Therapy Tech in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Physical Therapy Tech in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Family and patient centered less worried about only making money.

    Cons

    They seem to be lower on the pay scale compared to other companies.


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  5. Challenging, fast-paced work environment.

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    Former Employee - Receptionist in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exceptional co-workers who are great to work with: very competitive pay and benefits, Beautiful office environment.

    Cons

    Clinic is working through some reorganization that is challenging yet is still a moment where you can grow as well.

    Advice to Management

    Every person in the clinic matters, the main goal for all should be the patient.


  6. Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great salary, reasonable paid time off, insurance benefits are respectable.

    Cons

    Mercy is owned by a corporation and it completely changes the goal of patient care.

    Advice to Management

    It is easy to let employees under mid management get lost in the crowd. I can only imagine how difficult it is to juggle the needs of the patient with the requirements of corporation. I don't know how you would remedy that. This may be the new direction of health care.


  7. WALK THE TALK NOT JUST TALK THE TALK

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to touch and impact many lives. Come in contact with patients who often appreciate the work and effort for their care.

    Cons

    Management is out of touch and they do nothing to support or provide a nurturing environment for staff. Staff is expected to work hard and do the job and have expectations managment could never do or understand. Completely out of touch.

    Advice to Management

    I am struggling to care for 2 children and have an advanced degree. Really-??? With 10 + years experience? But 2 of my managers are building new homes. Wake up! You are counting on your image to get people in the door but then treat them horrible to preserve your own jobs.


  8. Decent care for patients, not so for employees

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work sort of matters, at least to the patients you work with every day

    Cons

    TURNOVER IS RiDICULoUS. How is a hospital supposed to provide good care to patients when it's staff of nurses turn over every two hearsay and the majority are recent college grads? How are the employees supposed to support themselves on an un guaranteed raise lower than the standard of living? Management is so afraid of their bosses or losing their jobs that nothing changes and we suffer, meaning the care suffers. So much potential, wasted on fear and selfishness.

    Advice to Management

    Wise up, treat your best workers like you want them to be there, stop dis incentivizing them., and stop being so afraid of the ivory tower people.


  9. Disappointed and Ashamed.Not varied

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing non management nursing staff. Awesome teamwork, hardworking, and caring people with critical thinking skills. Fast pace, never dull, ever changing. All the hours you want. Learn something new everyday. Patient advocacy aways.

    Cons

    Management! Directors that do not work the floor and can not do what they themselves ask of the staff. Forever working understaffed. I nearly never getting a lunch. Being loyal and going over and beyond for greater than 15 years and not getting any loyalty or respect in return. Less and less seasoned staff replaced by 2-3 new grads.with less skills. No reason to stay incentives.

    Advice to Management

    Staff turn over is not related to normal population changes. It is from the unhealthy work atmosphere that is maintained by management. Directors that are so stressed that they come off behaving Bi Polar. Management do not follow values. Do what I say not what I do.


  10. Job security but home/work life balance is lacking

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    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security for nurses. Knowledgeable physician and nursing leadership that role model excellent evidence based care for patients.

    Cons

    Constant turnover of nursing staff as nothing is done to retain experienced nurses and constant influx of new nurses from college.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to retain experienced nurses and improve home/work life balance.


  11. horrible for nurses

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    Current Employee - Nurse in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Nurse in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The nurses are doctors along with patients are much nicer than you would expect to meet in a similiar situation

    Cons

    The nurses, receptionists and housekeeping are very underpaid since mercy along with Iowa health has a monopoly on health care jobs. Since there are only two large employers they work together to artificially suppress wages for anyone less than a doctor or mngmt.

    Advice to Management

    Consider showing your employees respect in the form of wage compensation not just hollow words.



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