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Ernest Health Reviews

Updated January 5, 2018
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  1. "Good Hospitals"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ernest Health full-time

    Pros

    Overall, wonderful team members to work with.

    Cons

    Benefit costs were unreasonably high for those on the low end of the salary scale. Corporate management seemed very out of touch with the hospitals.

    Advice to Management

    Be flexible to allow variances in some areas of the hospital routines. Patient care is not one size fits all nationwide. Get realistic on premium levels on health insurance for staff. Took a significant pay cut and still ended up with a higher take home pay at my next job.


  2. "Therapist / Rehab Department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ernest Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Rehab staff to patient ratio.
    Quality equipment and adequate rehab space.
    Provided CEU opportunities.
    Clean facilities

    Cons

    Overemphasis on subjective outcomes based on pt experience and lack of functional outcome tracking
    Lack of mentor, self study, and peer professional growth / education opportunities.
    Poor/Lack of Communication from Hospital Administration.
    Disinterested Corporate Oversight.
    Paper written documentation.
    Team work needs improvement within and between departments.
    Bullying should not exist in this type of workplace.
    Quote from co-worker: "You're leaving? awwww... all the good ones leave"

    Advice to Management

    If you are a specialty hospital on paper then you should be able to treat like one day in and day out and provide that accredited level of care consistently throughout the hospital.

  3. "Unit Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ernest Health full-time

    Pros

    Very nice environment to work in. Staff is friendly.

    Cons

    Management has their favorites which led to some clashes between nursing staff and management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all sides, be fair and impartial


  4. "RN"

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

    I have been working at Ernest Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay great co workers great learning environment

    Cons

    Low census call offs benefits are rather expensive

    Advice to Management

    Switch to every third weekend lower rates for benefits


  5. "Clinical Pharmacist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Staff Pharmacist in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Clinical Staff Pharmacist in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ernest Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture. Supportive staff. Highly satisfied patients. Happy environment!

    Cons

    Small facilities but that means more focused patient care!

    Advice to Management

    Great work! Your employees love you! Stay the way you are.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative in Las Cruces, NM"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Las Cruces, NM
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Las Cruces, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ernest Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Autonomy, inexpensive food in cafeteria, flexible hours.

    Cons

    This is a for-profit hospital. As such, staffing is pretty thin, especially nursing. The demand placed on nursing staff to handle up to 9-10 patients is completely unfair, and almost irresponsible. Staff turnover has not helped much, as the veterans are also helping to train the newbies on the fly.

    The hospital has 2 credentials, a stroke program and a brain injury program. Wow, that sounds great right? Until you actually start asking questions about the level of care a patient will receive. Some of the nurses have experience with neuro patients, others do not. Ask the hospital about the patient re-admission to acute care settings.. Ask the hospital about cleaning protocols when a patient has C-Diff. Ask the hospital about mortality rate of discharged patients. Ask the hospital about handicapped accessibility. There are no power-assisted doors anywhere in the hospital, so a patient (or visitor) using a walker or wheelchair will need someone to prop open a bathroom door so they can manuever themselves to get into a stall. When this question was raised to a senior level manager, the response was "Well no other hospital in the town has that either, we can't just add it now".

    The therapy department has many challenges, mainly due to poor management. The demand for one-on-one patient care is alleviated by using unlicensed patient care technicians, as long as a primary licensed therapist has a line of sight to them. Other hospitals use CNAs, but this hospital does not require training or licensing for entry level staff to handle basic patient care in addition to performing therapy exercises with them. The entry level staff handle a lot of the therapy in addition to regular duties like dressing, toileting, transfers, etc. The Therapy Dept management is spread very thin over 3 lines of care, acute, rehab, and outpatient. Management tends to spend far too much time micro-managing things that have little impact on patient care, and tends to ignore major things that should require immediate communication. Management tends to spend a good portion of the week in meetings or in their office, away from patients. It would be nice if they could take the time to be a little more visible to patients and staff. Management tends to demonstrate "paralysis by analysis" when it comes to being decisive. Communication from management is poor, and often unclear and confusing. Make sure you have a cell phone plan with unlimited texts, because management prefers to communicate via text long after work is over.

     Another member of senior leadership is disappointing as well. A former physical therapist, this person has a very can-do attitude which makes you think she's an ally for the staff, but that is not the case. At one point the morale in the therapy department was low enough for someone to step forward and compile a list of all the complaints from the frustrated staff. The leader in question stated she didn't want to see the list and instead reprimanded the brave employee, stating it went against the culture of the hospital.

    Staff turnover is an enormous issue. There is an alarming trend of staff burnout and job stress, with no viable options for employees to give feedback to management without fear of reprisal. It seems the only option is for good employees to leave. Even then, the HR department may or may not provide you with an opportunity to complete an exit interview. And who knows if anyone will actually read it and makes changes to improve the toxic atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they tell you certain things are not working. Be proactive instead of reactive. Skip a meeting once in a while and try visiting with patients and staff. Demonstrate genuine concern about someone instead of avoiding people and barely tolerating someone's presence. And lastly, replace broken equipment! Whether you have the money in the budget or not (that's always been the excuse), FIND THE MONEY, your patients will use it and will receive better care for it. Don't be so greedy.


  7. "RN"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ernest Health full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, the administration truly cares about the employees and puts an effort into their satisfaction.

    Cons

    Those who can't appreciate a good job when they have it.

    Advice to Management

    Carry on.

  8. "This has been a great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Clinical Liaison in Billings, MT
    Current Employee - Clinical Liaison in Billings, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The guarding principles this company has is amazing. Patient care and safety always come above and beyond everything else.

    Cons

    The DMBD position in my areas has had immense turnover which makes it hard to meet goals


  9. "Awesome Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ernest Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have been working for Ernest Health for a little over 2 years now and I really see no downsides, good people, good work, people helping people, all good things.

    Cons

    I really have nothing bad to say, sometimes work gets challenging but that is why we choose to do what we do.


  10. "RT"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ernest Health part-time

    Pros

    Good experience for new grads.

    Cons

    No cons unless you are not looking for long shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more opportunity for further education.


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