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Adirondack Health Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very professional & suppoortive staff.

    Cons

    Limited case load diversity.


  2. "Best job I've ever had"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Systems Analyst in Saranac Lake, NY
    Current Employee - Clinical Systems Analyst in Saranac Lake, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adirondack Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone cares about doing things right by the patient. Excellent new CEO and a good group in middle management. The work/life balance is amazing.

    Cons

    Communication can sometimes be a problem, but that happens everywhere. Sometimes low performing employees are given too many opportunities. Not a lot of room for professional growth due to hospital size.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to be a lot more visible when possible. They are respected by everyone, but not completely beloved

  3. "Mandated double shifts at minimum wage"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant in Lake Placid, NY
    Former Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant in Lake Placid, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Adirondack Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One extremely helpful/caring nurse/instructor (now retired I believe) but others are just too overworked to care. The patients are the best positive. The highlight was having a non-mobile, non-communicative patient smile/laugh with her eyes when I was telling her about my childhood and when I took her hand, she squeezed it.

    Cons

    3 mandated double shifts/week... so you are working 8 shifts/week. Most of my patients were non-mobile/bedridden and many were also non-communicative, except for the eyes. Instead of having a normal 7-8 patients I had 14-17 on my own on day shift as a CNA with no support.

    Advice to Management

    First, treat staff as they were your best commodity because they are. Pay them a fair/living wage -- minimum or near-minimum wage is an insult for those that work their butts off. Once this starts happening, perhaps you will be able to find a decent pool of staff that will reduce dangerous mandated double shifts. You are nice and cozy in your offices 8-4 while we are knee deep in feeding, bathing, changing waste filled diapers of so many patients. Being overworked and underpaid with no or little support is a great disservice not only to the worker but especially to the patients.


  4. "Middle of the Road"

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    Former Employee - Patient Access in Saranac Lake, NY
    Former Employee - Patient Access in Saranac Lake, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Adirondack Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management did the best they could regardless of the constant lay offs. Multiple departments closed and they would try to reassign staff instead of losing them.

    Cons

    Layoffs made it difficult to gauge where you were headed. Your manager would ask you to "cover" another department and you'd end up staying there with out training for several months, unsure of who you reported to.

    Advice to Management

    Stop accepting that it's a "revolving door company" and start trying to engage all staff including MDs into a discussion that will keep people there.


  5. "CNA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adirondack Health part-time

    Pros

    Adirondack Health provides Great benefits.

    Cons

    Uihlien is constantly short staffed, resulting in poor patient care

    Advice to Management

    management has horrible communication which trickles down to the rest of the staff.


  6. "Community hospital"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Adirondack Health (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Preceptors are great at teaching, everyone knows one another.

    Cons

    Nurses are responsible for total care of 4-5 patients. If an nurse's assistant is available there is one for the entire floor. The shifts are 12 hours.


  7. "it was a great place"

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    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Glens Falls, NY
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Glens Falls, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Adirondack Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    there are none they are closing

    Cons

    they are closing jan 1

    Advice to Management

    good

  8. "Revolving door ... don't even star at the AMC-Uihlein long-term care facility in Lake Placidt!!!"

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    Former Employee - CNA in Lake Placid, NY
    Former Employee - CNA in Lake Placid, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Adirondack Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The patients can be great but I worked in the ward where they couldn't move or talk on their own much.

    Cons

    Everything. The pay sucks. They mandate you to work 3 double shifts per week... that means 8 shifts!!! I would work 7am to 11pm three days a week and then the normal 7-3 on the other two days. I would get home at 11:30pm and have to leave again at 6:30am...

    Advice to Management

    Treat and pay your workers better and you may earn some loyalty.


  9. "Overall not a bad place to work in Saranac Lake."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saranac Lake, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saranac Lake, NY

    Pros

    Decent salary for the area, co-workers are easy to get along with, not to much stress on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for advancement, largest employer in the area so there is no competition unless you want to relocate.

    Advice to Management

    The line staff, managers, and directors are your most valuable asset not the Physicians. Start listening and implementing some of the ideas of the staff and allow it to be a two way street not driven from the top down.