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Adventist Medical Center Reviews

Updated July 14, 2018
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  1. "Physician Liaison"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tigard, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tigard, OR

    I worked at Adventist Medical Center (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Phenomenal culture where leadership (and all levels) are dedicated to the mission. A "healthy" place to work on all levels - physical, emotional, and spiritual.

    Cons

    Like any large organization, it takes considerable time and energy to make significant changes.


  2. "If you are seeking employment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the best nurses I've ever worked with. Staff are kind and provide exceptional care.

    Cons

    Very top heavy. Manager centric culture.

  3. "Struggling Times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Adventist Medical Center part-time

    Pros

    Nice staff in department I have worked with for past decades (those that have been able to stay on with ongoing management changes and policies).

    Cons

    Overall hospital and corporate management is a struggle with many employee benefit cuts over the past few years, struggle to pass regulatory inspections, and a fairly recent BOLI fine. Unfortunately this hospital is experiencing some rough waters and hasn't been able to get out of them yet. Employee turnover has increased in recent years and has put a hardship on the employees still currently employed.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Certified Nursing Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Adventist Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice coworkers (mostly) , great teamwork is involved in giving patients good care, overall a satisfying job

    Cons

    Mediocre management, understaffed most of the time, hospital is extremely outdated, pay isn't the best, benefits could be better too. Other hospitals in the area are more well known for a reason.

    Advice to Management

    Staff more adequately and pay your employees better and they wont look elsewhere for a hospital job in the area.


  5. "Medical technologist"

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    Current Employee - Medical Technologist
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Adventist Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The department managers are great. They are always willing to work with you so we aren’t short handed which is very frequent

    Cons

    Upper Laboratory management is horrible. They staff to bare minimum and it can wear you out. The people that work above the lab have no idea about what happens in the lab

    Advice to Management

    Learn what we do and help out.


  6. "Corporate restructuring removed 'local' atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Adventist Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits - health insurance, retirement, PTO
    Quality co-workers - family-like atmosphere
    Local department leaders care about employees

    Cons

    Corporate restructuring (AKA Business Transformation) caused several people to lose their jobs as new people were hired at the Corporate office in CA.
    It feels as though corporate and executive leaders care less about the employees and their opinions

    Advice to Management

    When Tom Russell was the CEO, Adventist felt like a great place to work. It felt like the leaders sincerely cared about their employees. I would love to see that type of atmosphere again.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Can't keep up with healthcare trends"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Adventist Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people are great, caring, and compassionate when it comes to patient care. The hospital has won a few awards in this area.

    Cons

    Adventist Medical Center. It used to be good, but just has so many hurdles to overcome, I just don't feel they will be successful in the future of healthcare.

    Employees used to feel valued. This is slowly slipping away with increasing health plan premiums, unfair wages, and top heavy management. Employees also have very little resources when it comes to mobility. There is no clinical ladder, performance appraisals are a joke, and management write them based on the last two weeks of your work performance. The only way to move up is to be a relative of a member of management, or go to an Adventist church.

    They have created a very disjointed system. They utilize two application systems for care: Cerner systems within the hospital, and Epic within the 40 clinics they run. They have also partnered with Cerner to manage employees of Adventist in some departments. This creates a very awkward message to employees as well as patients, because both companies just don't have a mission that aligns with one another.

    They struggle with branding, and really entering a community they don't understand the demographic for. They currently only hold about 6% of the market for healthcare in the area. They just can't compete with the other large organizations who are well known for quality care.

    They have recently undergone a transformation to move several entities of administration to the corporate office located in Roseville California. They are changing the mission, investing in new HRIS systems, and shifting several things to make the entire organization run as one entity, instead of separate hospitals. Hopefully this change goes well, however they are still riddled with hardship during this process due to the amount of upper management. For example why would an organization have 19 CFO's? Shouldn't there only be one... at the corporate office? Is there really a need for a Director, Manager, and Supervisors, over each department, at each hospital? Hopefully this will be looked into later, and the new corporate structure will realize and eliminate redundant positions and invest more on the positions that provide quality care and community outreach. Adventist Medical Center is just so slow to make any changes, by the time they do it may be too late. I would love to see another organization (possibly OHSU) come in and take over (not just partner) because the location really is convenient for patients and employees on the East side of Portland. Would be a great place to work if it was more efficiently run.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Unprofessional clinic management and high turnover rate"

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    Former Employee - Registration in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Registration in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Adventist Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My fellow employees were great. They are probably what had kept me there so long.

    Cons

    Management constantly unavailable (I had 5 supervisors in 4 years), unrealistic standards to cut labor costs, poor pay, hiring "outside sources" instead of building employees within, multiple reports of bullying from management, more concern about clocking in correctly rather than patient care, some unprofessionalism from staff due to often absent managment.

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation to staff by building them up to their potential instead of breaking them down, closely monitor clinic administrators, increase pay, have management abailable at ALL TIMES (including small clinics), take all employee complaints seriously.


  9. "CNA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Adventist Medical Center part-time

    Pros

    The people I work with are great!

    Cons

    Not enough support from Adventist as a whole.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Account Rep in Business Office"

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    Former Employee - Patient Account Representative in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Patient Account Representative in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Adventist Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, although not as good as other hospitals in the area. Healthcare package is pretty good. High turn-over, so always hiring!

    Cons

    Management is outsourced to Cerner. Departments are being consolidated to corporate in California. Work is always being outsourced.
    It's not as family friendly as it used to be. Adventist.. or they should just be called Cerner now.. has gone downhill.

    Advice to Management

    Can you raise wages to match the market in the area? Can you adequately train and hire the right employees so that people would stop quitting? Reassess the decisions that are being made, before there isn't an Adventist left to work for.


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