Swedish Medical Center - Great team, but you will be overworked and underpaid | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great team, but you will be overworked and underpaid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Swedish Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Floor dependent but people (coworkers) are great, the doctors are 9/10 great. The cell phone system used for communication is very useful and time saving, needs some work but it's a new system. Real sense of community/teamwork.

    Cons

    -MEDITECH -No opportunity for professional growth -Management: little to no support staff with order from management reducing support staff responsibilities and availability. Every department is understaffed. -Some of the surgeons are jerks, that's as expected. -Benefits are better elsewhere, pay is better anywhere else (including other HCAs). Don't expect a bonus ever, raises are minimal at best.

    Advice to Management

    No one will stay long term in that environment, sure you force new grads to stay for 2 years but everyone will leave at first chance. Pay them more, support them more, value who you have. Meditech is not safe, it might be cheap but it's not safe, spring for EPIC. Hire more support staff (by offering decent pay) and stop piling more duties on your overworked nurses.

    Swedish Medical Center2018-12-06

    Swedish Medical Center Response

    January 14, 2019VP, Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. Employee voice and patient safety are of the utmost importance to us at Swedish Medical Center. We have shared your concerns with department and executive leadership to review and address the needs of the department.

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "assistant director"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swedish Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    great mission, people, transparency, family, visibility

    Cons

    navigating the campus and parking is not the best

    Advice to Management

    continue visibility and communication and great leadership

    Swedish Medical Center2018-12-10

    Swedish Medical Center Response

    January 14, 2019VP, Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. Employee voice is of the utmost importance to us at Swedish Medical Center. We thank you for your support of the hospital and the patients we serve.

  2. "Overworked, stressed-out lab"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swedish Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, stock options, and 401k matching. There are some long term employees in the lab with a lot of valuable experience and knowledge. Phlebotomy supplies are well stocked. Employees are welcome to share their thoughts during meetings and on surveys. Management tries to fix issues that they can (their hands are tied though). Tyler H (corporate) has pushed for real changes to help us.

    Cons

    The productivity standards (which the lab doesn't control) are unrealistic and often dangerous. We're told the lab is "fully staffed" but routinely only have two phlebotomists/lab assistants per shift on evenings and nights. This is half of what is truly needed (they have other duties on top of drawing!) and causes the nurses and doctors to become angry with the lab, which increases already sky high stress levels....

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    Advice to Management

    Understand the importance of the lab in patient care. We are the phlebotomists drawing good patient samples to eliminate preanalytical errors. We are the technologists and scientists who run and interpret complex tests (none of us has a license in 'button-pushing'). Our results are almost always necessary for caregivers to diagnose and treat patients. There is a shortage in this field and you are losing good employees...

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    Swedish Medical Center2019-05-05

    Swedish Medical Center Response

    May 13, 2019VP, Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. Employee voice and patient safety are of the utmost importance to us at Swedish Medical Center. We have shared your concerns with department and executive leadership to review and address the needs of the department. You will hear feedback from your department ...

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