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Acadia Hospital Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Psych 2/ Safety Rep"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Psych Tech II/Safety Representative in Bangor, ME
    Current Employee - Psych Tech II/Safety Representative in Bangor, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Acadia Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    friendly, motivated, challenging and plenty of educational opportunity to farther one education.

    Cons

    Lack of proper staffing makes working unsafe at times.

    Advice to Management

    Think about the safety of the patients and staff not the dollar bill.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Bait & Switch"

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    Former Employee - Inpatient Psychiatrist in Bangor, ME
    Former Employee - Inpatient Psychiatrist in Bangor, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Acadia Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary. They lure you in with this, but buyer beware!

    Cons

    Administration is very doctor-unfriendly.
    Administration is hostile and resistant to change.

    Advice to Management

    Support the doctors. Stop treating the doctors like students and abandon the preceptor model of employment.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Medication Nurse in Bangor, ME
    Former Employee - Medication Nurse in Bangor, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acadia Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They are a progressive company. I had worked there for twenty years. The company is one of the better ones to work for as far as job security.

    Cons

    The current CEO is inexperienced at running a psychiatric hospital. I like Dan Coffey very well and he tries very hard to work with the staff. However, psychiatric facilities like Acadia have to always keep the patient in mind. I have had multiple patients complain about the upper level management. The progress recently is making the hospital profitable I believe at the expense of the patients.

    Advice to Management

    Make the patient the number one priority. I worked there many years and have seen a lot of changes. Anyone who has worked there knows that change at Acadia is the only thing that does not change. Sometimes the changes happen before they have thought it through and most times it happens without any input from the people that have worked there and know what has been tried before and did not work.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "The best company I have ever worked for."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Housekeeping in Bangor, ME
    Current Employee - Housekeeping in Bangor, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acadia Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well appreciated, 5 weeks paid vacation , great people to work with, very rewarding,supportive

    Cons

    I can't really think of anything

    Advice to Management

    Just to keep up the good job of appreciating your staff. Staying on top of raises to keep up morale


  5. Helpful (2)

    "dissatisfied employee not treating all nurses as equals"

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    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Bangor, ME
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Bangor, ME
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Makind a difference and hopefully trying to help the mentally ill and alcohol/drug addiction

    Cons

    pay,so/so benifits,not being able to have a union. Not much support or change in dealing with problems

    Advice to Management

    more honesty and response to problems


  6. "Psych Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acadia Hospital full-time

    Pros

    The opportunity to work with some of the most caring people you will ever have the opportunity to meet.
    Make a difference in peoples lives

    Cons

    The staff who work hand in hand with either outpatient or inpatient services do not get the recognition most of them deserve.
    Potentially unsafe at times due to client aggressiveness.

    Advice to Management

    Just to keep in mind to take care of their employees. They are the cogs in the machine and they help keep the hospital running.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Went there to provide psychiatric `patient care, got mandated into being a revenue collector."

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    Former Employee - Psychiatrist
    Former Employee - Psychiatrist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acadia Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of clinical staff excellent. RNs and Clinicians were very pleased with my empathic, pro-patient care stance, quick response, ability to calm agitated patients and avoid physical restraints, and excellent clinical judgment. Good EMR.

    Cons

    Upper Level Management valued none of the clinical abilities, expertise, or extra efforts of MDs. HIgh turnover of Psychiatrists and best RNs, leaving less knowledgeable, more collegially disrespectful RNs. Culture marred by mid-level practitioners placed in majority of Upper Management positions, out-ranking and supervising MDs. Emphasis on coding for maximum billing over patient care. Shifts changed without adequate notice. EMR training was adequate only, errors were transmitted with a blaming rather than helpful request to correct them. Solitary Upper Management MD completely at home with mission of reimbursement over best clinical practice, adversarial toward MD staff, nit-picker, but never had a word of moral encouragement. Gender-profiling of women MDs for "corrective
    action." 2 MDs dismissed on flagrantly slanderous, one-sided reporting by staff, with no option for recourse.

    Advice to Management

    The emphasis on reimbursement over patient care is obvious to staff and community. A thorough audit on funds reimbursed to Acadia could be in order, so it might be in order to prepare, and/or be a REAL hospital.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Making a difference in the lives of people with mental illness"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Psychiatric Clinician
    Current Employee - Psychiatric Clinician
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I like being a part of the recovery process in my clients. I enjoy working with a multidisciplinary team and working with people passionate about patient care and recovery. I like coming to work and never knowing what the day is going to bring.

    Cons

    Upper management ignores problems and makes rash reactive decisions that negatively impacts patient care and employee satisfaction; My profession is not valued in this organization and my below average salary and lack of voice in decision making reflects this

    Advice to Management

    Collaborate with employees and clients to solve problems and make decisions impacting patient care and employee satisfaction. Provide employees with the tools necessary to perform job duties. Provide employees with reasonable expectations.