Shawnee Mission Medical Center

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Shawnee Mission Medical Center Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
14 Reviews
2.9
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Shawnee Mission Medical Center full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly people.

    Cons

    Questionable management, religiously driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Registered nurse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Merriam, KS
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Merriam, KS

    I worked at Shawnee Mission Medical Center full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement, physicians and nurse practitioners nice and professional to work with.

    Cons

    Does not feel like the company cares about employees, salary increases not commensurate with annual reviews (example: all employees received same salary increase regardless of whether annual review was exceptional or poor).

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

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shawnee Mission Medical Center

    Pros

    Really good benefits,great pay, great environment, awesome teams some).

    Cons

    Poor Management and not very diverse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really listen to your employee and don't be one sided.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Don't get injured

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shawnee Mission Medical Center

    Pros

    Faith based hospital. Coworkers I could count on in an emergency.

    Cons

    After a back injury, it became very apparent that the motto of "improving health through Christian service" did not apply to employees. I was asked when I would be "a real nurse" again by other nurses I'd previously admired and treated as if I was in everyone's way while on light duty. Incompetent security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I actually left in 2006 and the CEO has since changed. I'm not sure what the culture is like now but I hope it's improved from when you received it.

  6.  

    Changed drastically over the years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shawnee Mission Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good location, nice people, decent pay and benefits. Nice bldg. Town hall meetings are good for communication.

    Cons

    Attitude has changed from caring for patients and now is completely in it for the money. No advancement and middle management is power hungry and no longer cares about employees. No one acknowledges employees hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management should be more closely monitored. Backgrounds should be checked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good people, bad management, adverage benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shawnee Mission Medical Center part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really enjoy working with some of my peers, patient interactions are generally positive.

    Cons

    Upper managment same as any other profit seeking entity, looking for cost cutting while raising prices for customers. Problem is, this means employees are paying more and more for benefits, all the while those benifits are paying out less. Employees are also increasingly not recieving raises, bonuses, or any other incentives to improve themselves and/or the organization.

    I also have observed a great deal of infighting between departments, particuarly any department that needs to deal with the behavioral health department. This often went on without patients knowing, but still has an effect on the quality of care they recieve.

    As mentioned by another reviewer, I have also noticed some extreamly negative attitudes from the older staff. These negative attitudes are often take out on coworkers, particuarly the younger or coworkers in different roles. Occasionally patients get the brunt of these negative attitudes, affecting their treatment and satisfaction.

    This organization also seems obsessed with satisfaction scores, and while thatMHU typically only admits people able to police their own actions is all well on most units, this presents and issue for the behavioral health department. Part of our job is to set boundries, but this lowers our scores. Due to this staff often feel uncomfortable setting or enforcing boundries when it is necessary. Many staff fear neither direct nor upper managment will support any decision that makes a paying patient unhappy or uncomfortable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your employees better when they have to make a call on the floor, provided the call fits in the guidlines of appropriate care for the unit the patient is on. Review the benefits, SMMC was once one of the best places to work due in part to it's benefits, now it's about adverage for an area hospital. Pass the hospital profits primarily onto the employees, this can be bonuses, raises, etc., this will help make for happier nurses and staff and improve your patient satifaction scores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Care Associate in Merriam, KS
    Former Employee - Patient Care Associate in Merriam, KS

    I worked at Shawnee Mission Medical Center full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Radiology department was full of very nice people who were willing to help you with anything you might need. The management was friendly and always seemed to really care about you and what you need.

    Cons

    Other employees would call in sick for work. Nothing was ever done to reprimand them. It felt as if being a loyal employee wasn't a prized quality.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Customer Service Specialist/Medical Records

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Shawnee Mission, KS
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Shawnee Mission, KS

    I worked at Shawnee Mission Medical Center part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are generally caring of their employees

    Cons

    Rehire practice is a hoax

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was laid off to due to staff cut back in March 2012. I have continued to apply for jobs through you all with the understanding that I had the rehire opportunity. What a crock of _________. I have not been rehired even though I worked for you for more than 6 years. I have increased my education to handle more things such as billing and coding and still no response.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    SMMC IS NOT TAKING CARE OF THEIR HARD-WORKING EMPLOYEES

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Health Services in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Health Services in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Shawnee Mission Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    enjoy work and patients, flexibility

    Cons

    low pay for years and experience. We keep losing our benefits. pdo, pay increases, our insurance keeps going up even though their receiving record breaking patient cash payments for medical services done- and LAYOFFS!!! MANAGERS MAKE QUITE WONDERFUL SALARIES AND PERKS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MAKE SURE THAT THE PAY IS MORE EVENLY SPREAD AROUND AND EQUITABLE!!! TREAT YOUR EMPLOYEES WITH RESPECT!!! QUIT CUTTING GOOD PEOPLES JOBS!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Home health care rn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shawnee Mission Medical Center (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Autonomous, direct non rushed pt care, laptop with wireless card supplied

    Cons

    No raise in 5 years, focus on weaknesses instead of allowing strengths to direct assignments, must see pts on weekends when there is no need and pts prefer to wait to increase census, mgmt only wants opinions if positive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raises for employees and focus on strengths rather than trying to improve weaknesses

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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