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"Staff nurse 10 years"

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Current Employee - Acute Care Staff Nurse in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
Current Employee - Acute Care Staff Nurse in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Northwest Community Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

It is a smaller community hospital with excellent standards of care. Magnet recognized for nursing excellence. Great group of people to work with, hard-working people that take their jobs seriously.

Cons

Leadership and management at the hospital is lacking. There is a definite discrepancy between executive leadership and the people that actually make the hospital run smoothly.

Advice to Management

You need to listen to your employees. Their job satisfaction is undeniably low as of the last few years. Happy, well kept, employees produce great outcomes. Instead of demanding more and more and listening less and less....a new strategy could be used to create better outcomes for the patients.

Other Employee Reviews for Northwest Community Hospital

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Hospital, Great experience in the float department"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pct in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Current Employee - Pct in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northwest Community Hospital part-time

    Pros

    More competitive pay than nursing homes/other local hospitals
    Magnet Hospital- Keeps up to date with current technologies/practices
    Flexible staffing, and is very student friendly

    Cons

    Recent lay-offs and fluctuating census sometimes result in difficulty staffing the floors adequately. However, managers work hard to resolve this and I haven't worked any shifts that were past my physical limitations.
    Patient care culture varies amongst units. Some units are more detail-oriented, while some medical units are a bit more lax.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Rules or no rules, whatever fits current finances."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Radiology Technologist in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Current Employee - Radiology Technologist in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwest Community Hospital part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Used to be one of the best places to work, however, poor financial decisions led to a long list of cons.

    Cons

    - layoffs, downstaffing, too many hourly employees, place is empty and feels very unsafe
    - too many made up awards for cardiology, radiology, patient care, having walls painted
    - performance reviews are based on attendance trends
    - too many incompetent and lazy employees who keep their jobs because they show up to work on time

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people who are devoted to patient care, not their school buddies.

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