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Athens Regional Medical Center Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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James G. Thaw
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Pros
  • Current CEO is committed to change negative, hostile work environment (in 5 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, good work hours (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Very poor management on all levels - From upper management to mid-level to departmental management teams (in 4 reviews)

  • Poor senior management and low employee morale (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Materials.transport"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome staff Care for each other and patients

    Cons

    none I can think of at this time

    Advice to Management

    always keep Patients first


  2. "Always something to do"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hospital IT department is in constant flux so there is always a new project to work on. Since 2010 ARMC has gone through 3.5 system-wide EMR changes and will soon be doing a 4th, due to the acquisition by Piedmont

    Cons

    Salary, while competitive for Athens, does not come close to what can be earned at other non-local businesses.

    Advice to Management

    Stop moving the cheese. Eclipys to Allscripts to NextGen back to Allscripts to Cerner to Epic to whatever comes next? This is job security for the IT department but I imagine the rest of the hospital employees are tired of having to learn how to do their job in a new system every few months.


  3. "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Emergency Department Charge Registered Nurse in Clarkesville, GA
    Former Employee - Emergency Department Charge Registered Nurse in Clarkesville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Athens Regional Medical Center (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    ARMC is an excellent company to work for! Great pay, excellent benefits, and a wonderful atmosphere to work in. I would recommend ARMC to everyone!

    Cons

    I have no cons for this company.


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  5. "ARMC"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Athens, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Athens Regional Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good facilities and competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Poor senior management and low employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate senior management talent. Good initiatives are stifled by poor execution.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Medical Laboratory Technician"

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    Former Employee - MEDICAL Lab Technician in Ringgold, GA
    Former Employee - MEDICAL Lab Technician in Ringgold, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Athens Regional Medical Center (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I Enjoyed working there with the other techs

    Cons

    there wasn't enough employees working per patients

    Advice to Management

    no


  7. "food preparation,cleaning work areas and dining areas. Responsible for maintaining high standard of cleanliness."

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    Current Employee - Dietary Aide in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Dietary Aide in Athens, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay. High quality and variety of food

    Cons

    unfair labor, unflexible schedules, bad supervisors.Short break time, no overtime!

    Advice to Management

    Change manager and supevisor! at DOGWOOD BISTRO


  8. Helpful (4)

    "ARMC"

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Athens, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The salaries were decent. Co-workers were fun and very competent.

    Cons

    It's all about appearances. They are more interested in you knowing the hospital values or mission statement than knowing how to care for sick people. Always focused on PR. Brown-nosers go to the top.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what really matters- caring for the patient.


  9. "General Surgery Registered Nurse"

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    Current Employee - General Surgery Nurse in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - General Surgery Nurse in Athens, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Athens Regional Medical Center (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wide variety of job possibilities.

    Cons

    Salary could stand to be a little more competitive.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Life in the ER"

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    Former Employee - Unit Secretary Bed Control in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Unit Secretary Bed Control in Athens, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    There are to many bosses.

    Advice to Management

    Have only 1 person to answer to.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "It all comes down to poor Management on every level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of really good employees. For the most part, staff are hard working and really care about giving excellent patient care.

    Cons

    Very poor management on all levels - From upper management to mid-level to departmental management teams. High Mgmt turnover within departments. You have people in decision making roles who have no idea what is really going on. There is a huge disconnect between management and staff. Management spends way too much time behind closed doors or in meetings. These people are professional meetings attendees. They do little more than that. Then you have the "Managers" who do nothing but sit in an office all day and get paid. Their own staff have no idea what their purpose is. This used to be a great hospital at one time, but poor management and leadership has run it into the ground. Don't even get me started on the pay and horrible benefits! The insurance has a $4500 deductible!! Someone in HR actually thought this was a good idea??!! The hard working staff in the trenches doing all the work everyday get no
    Respect or appreciation, but we all stick it out hoping that someday things will change.

    Advice to Management

    With the exception of a very few, fire everyone in management and just start over!!!!!! LISTEN to your employees! Get rid of all the management DEAD WEIGHT!!! It would save a lot of money! For that matter, get rid of any and all dead weight whether it be mgmt or staff. There are a lot of employees who are lazy and are not being held accountable because of ...you guessed it...POOR MANAGEMENT!!


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