Southwest Washington Medical Center
3.2 of 5 6 reviews
www.swmedicalcenter.com Vancouver, WA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 28, 2014

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Joseph M. Kortum

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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AMAZING, I will never find another place like it..

Medical Assistant, Unit Secretary (Former Employee)
Vancouver, WA

I worked at Southwest Washington Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat staff & team building skills. Organization was always spot on and there was no political drama. I feel blessed to have worked there, in two different positions, two different occasions and would always go back for more!

ConsParking wasn't fun; lots of overtime if you can handle it.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe ED & Urgent Care departments are the best team oriented places I've ever seen. Bravo!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Everything that is wrong in healthcare.

Manager (Former Employee)
Vancouver, WA

I worked at Southwest Washington Medical Center full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe front line staff really care about the patients and community. Pay for some positions is competitive in the market. Decent location for commuting purposes.

ConsSenior management is very ineffective, and most directors and mid-level managers are not qualified for their positions. IT systems are a joke, and literally endanger patient safety. Nepotism is rampant, and backstabbing is common. Everything is done "on the cheap" so beware (no employee raises, no training, ancient IT equipment). Run, run as fast as you can.

Advice to Senior ManagementHopefully a merger with another healthcare organization will right the ship and show current management the door.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Vancouver, WA

I have been working at Southwest Washington Medical Center

ProsPossible merger with Peacehealth system

ConsManagement is under qualified for job. Communication is poor.

Advice to Senior Managementn/a

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great plce to work

Physical Therapist (Current Employee)
Vancouver, WA

I have been working at Southwest Washington Medical Center

ProsFlexible schedule, excellent compensation and benefits.

ConsEver changing policies are difficult to keep up with at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a better way to keep employees updated on policy changes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Love my job

Physical Therapist (Current Employee)
Vancouver, WA

I have been working at Southwest Washington Medical Center

ProsLevel of experience of co-workers, fun and friendly co-workers, diverse patient population, access to hospital library

ConsPay raises are almost non-existent

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed clinic manager, need better mentoring and career guidance for newer therapists

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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S.W. Medical Center - Good clinical staff level opportunities / reactionary administration

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Southwest Washington Medical Center

ProsBenefits are slightly better than other industries
Opportunities for career growth in some departments
Modernized facilities and diverse health services

ConsSteadily declining market share since 2005
Frequent re-organization cycles
Executive, Program and Director leadership are seldom accountable for poor performance

Advice to Senior ManagementReward high performers and replace ineffective Administration/Management.

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