I worked at Palms of Pasadena Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)
Other staff members- high level of experience and dedication, comraderie, staff turnover rather low tended to stay along time. Flexible with scheduling, allowing time off.
Depends on the Department you work in, but overall-very much a corporate for profit mentality, top heavy in administration, those folks seemed to have had little experience or even success in running a community hospital. Over the years plenty of turnover in administration, while retaining a pretty loyal base of hospital employees. Very good at paper -trail corporate compliance. Staff dissatisfaction with corporate ways seemed to increase over the years Inwas there. They could better managed the departments I worked in for greater efficiency. Not knowing if your department is on the "chopping block" until perhaps too late. Really don't understand how they remain viable with all the competition in healthcare - oh, wait HCA now owns almost all the hospitals in this area- that would be a monopoly.
Advice to Management
Encourage employees to invest in their careers by paying professional dues and bringing in educational seminars. Don't rely only on certain hospital statistics to judge profit and outcomes. Allow for innovation-BIG ONE. Be ahead of changes in healthcare reimbursement instead of always playing catch-up after the fact . Employees should have a say in departmental decision making, especially when it deals with efficiency and EMR documentation .
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