I worked at Providence Physician Services full-time (More than a year)
Some coworkers are very helpful and welcoming to the presence of new people.
Most coworkers are not helpful nor welcoming; the aire of a clique is very strong and makes new employees feel uneasy. There is no independent thought or work encourages -- management is unwavering from what they think is "the best way," regardless of whether you can show with definitive proof where improvements or changes need to be made. Protocols are relied upon heavily; however, they are not updated when things changes, leaving employees at legal risk. The medical hierarchy is encouraged and the delineation of roles is reinforced continuously; thus, teamwork is lacking because everything is always someone else's responsibility.
Advice to Management
Listen to your employees. The minions that you hire are the ones making you the money and they know what is working and what isn't. If changes are not possible for a given thing, share that reasoning with your employees so they do not feel as though they are being shutdown by your power-trip. Working as a team is necessary for success, especially in healthcare.