Penrose St. Francis Hospital

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Penrose St. Francis Hospital Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
8 Reviews
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    New Grad RN

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Cold Spring, CO
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Cold Spring, CO

    I worked at Penrose St. Francis Hospital

    Pros

    Started at St. Francis for my first nursing job and loved it. The unit I was on did not have a specific "New Grad Training Program", but I had about 6 weeks of orientation with a few different preceptors. Awesome staff to work with and manager, too. Loved that they did a lot of health incentives throughout the year to encourage a healthy lifestyle.

    Cons

    Having to work call hours was a bummer, but I knew this would be a part of the job going into it.

    Recommends
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    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Penrose St. Francis Hospital

    Pros

    The company has strong ethical beliefs and the people are wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    Low salary, below average for the area and unfortunately management won't increase to the national standard.

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    Would Work Here Forever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Penrose St. Francis Hospital full-time

    Pros

    employee development, positive attitudes, great cohesion among employees and departments, lots of activities to keep employees healthy and engaged, always willing to change to make things better, open to new ideas.

    Cons

    Typical challenges of working in healthcare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    ok except for management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Penrose St. Francis Hospital

    Pros

    Good coworkers who care about doing a good job and help each other. Stated values are good, but in practice not so much.

    Cons

    Environment is punitive, very micromanaged. Treat employees like cogs in a machine, always looking for mistakes to write up. Depersonalizing atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees as the valuable resource they are, like you say you do. Get input from the people on the front lines about how abusive middle management is.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  6.  

    Working at Penrose St. Francis as an RN was a great experience.

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Penrose St. Francis Hospital part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a great facility with a good team of doctors and nurses.

    Cons

    None. This was a great hospital to work at and I have no regrets.

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Good, until I became crippled

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Penrose St. Francis Hospital part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    WONDERFUL team (on the floor I worked on)

    Cons

    Behavior of management when the chips were down (blowing 5 of their 7 "corporate values". Had surgery in my employers' facility, which was botched. Almost died (I mean REALLY almost dying!). After two months in hospital, I was sent home to recover. Was given notice of TERMINATION, one day prior to checking out. ( Because I "could no longer do the work"!) Lost family's health coverage one month later! Pen/St F - Centura is an evil corporation....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reflect more on those values, with EVERY decision that is made.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Keep your guard up

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Penrose St. Francis Hospital

    Pros

    Centura overall is a great company and has great benefits.

    Cons

    Several of the major departments have bullies that try to run off new employees they don't like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and don't judge before you know the facts!

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Good place to work, but senior management could improve.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Penrose St. Francis Hospital

    Pros

    Your co-workers are professionals and have all made it through the C-Level round robin. The gym is a great perk, and the length of employment for most people is very long. Most people are great, knowlegdable, and dedicated.

    Cons

    Senior management never sticks around for too long. This has caused a sense of un-ease and somewhat directionless staff. There are those in senior management that jump to quickly into bad decisions, and then those that sit on good ideas - maybe that's everywhere, but this a top rated hospital. Funding is an issue, but that is more of an industry thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a track, stick to it and go with it.

    Recommends

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