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Larkin Community Hospital Reviews

Updated January 21, 2017
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  1. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Larkin Community Hospital (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hospital for experience.
    Nice environment

    Cons

    need more organization
    need spanish translator


  2. "It was okay"

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    Former Employee - Admitting
    Former Employee - Admitting
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Larkin Community Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You go your hours.

    Cons

    They don't like to follow protocol when it comes to promotions.


  3. "Low pay and questionable medicine"

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    Current Employee - Family Practice Resident in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Family Practice Resident in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Larkin Community Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a residency versus not having one... the people are nice to us. At the Palm Springs Campus the food is good. The GME staff are generally nice. Call schedule is decent.

    Cons

    1 of 3 Lowest paid residencies in the country(all connected here in Miami area. The health insurance at the Palm Springs Campus is pretty bad and all the available doctors are your attending physicians. GME staff is overworked. That's what can happen when you have the "Walmart" of residencies being the largest osteopathic residency in the country. Medicine in Miami is different than most places in the world. Medicine here is not always via the guidelines and more to prevent being sued. The hospital loses thousands of dollars every day because of system issues that have been brought up to the administration but they don't seem to want to spend any money to remedy them so they can make money. Honest suggestion is unless things change is to chose a different residency. Who knows, it may not be around in a few years at this pace.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary and benefits. Work with the hospital administration to fix the systematic issues that cost the hospital money every day.


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  5. "Small, friendly"

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    Current Employee - Admitting in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Admitting in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Larkin Community Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is Always room for advancement, everyone is friendly everyone makes an effort to get to know you.

    Cons

    The parking is horrible, it gets better for the mid shift around 3pm


  6. "The most greedy and selfish administration I've ever worked for."

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

    Pros

    Coworkers. You meet great people here. Coworkers become friends. Most coworkers are very friendly and understanding of what you go through.

    Cons

    The administration. I am surprised this hospital hasn't been run to the ground yet. They refuse to promote from within, and rather higher from outside. There is no room for growth in this organization.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees the decent wages they deserve. On average you pay 42% less than the median, yet overpay your administrators and friends of administrators. Real nice.


  7. "Growing into a health system."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Larkin Community Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Larkin Community Hospital was a small hospital but it is rapidly growing into a health system with assisted living facilities, imaging centers, an educational institute, and a school of nursing. Many opportunities to show leadership and advance, if you're willing to pay attention to what leadership is working on and offer to help.

    Cons

    Because of the rapid rate of expansion, everyone is working on a lot of projects. Things move very quickly, which might not really be a negative aspect...


  8. "Horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Clinical
    Former Employee - Clinical
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I have nothing positive to say about this hospital. If you ever need to go to an ER don't even think about going to Larkin

    Cons

    Everything from the administration to the lack of resources are a disgrace in this place


  9. "New and growing program"

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    Current Employee - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Resident in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Resident in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Larkin Community Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    New opportunities, flexibility, good hours. Excellent educational opportunities. Some rotations have great hours. New advanced center for orthopedics has great facilities for GME.

    Cons

    Poor annual compensation in an expensive city. Flaws in new program. Poor facilities. Some rotations have hours that are too long. Resident lounge too small.

    Advice to Management

    Increase transparency with financial reporting.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "If you value your RN license, do not work here."

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only pro is that since nobody cares about the majority of the psychiatric and/or elderly patients, a new nurse has more slack to make mistakes without anyone reprimanding them. Management either won't notice, or won't care if they do notice.....unless TJC is around. It's a good place to learn how to be a nurse if you're new to the industry. If you can work here, you can work anywhere.
    Also, your coworkers will be very helpful if you work nights. If you work days, it's every man for himself. They're just too busy.

    Cons

    Where do I begin?
    The Pro listed above is a Con for any potential patient. If you have a choice, do not come here. There are no private rooms, so you may be sharing a dirty room with a psych patient that likes to paint the walls with bodily fluids. Since it's a small hospital, they will cohort ANY patients for the sake of bringing someone else up from the ER, even a dirty room with only new bed linens and the tables wiped down with Purell (no housekeeping at night). I've even seen them cohort a patient on Droplet precautions with a regular patient, at the Manager's request. Yeah. Infection control does not exist.

    For employees:
    1) Nobody will care about you. You will be short-staffed, receive minimal training even as a new grad, and be slammed with an unsafe load almost from day 1. Up to 10 med-surg/tele patients if they are really busy and they don't call anyone in to help. However, God forbid you forget to complete the smallest task. They will threaten to write you up-no qualms about it. CNAs also get slammed, complain (with good reason) and nothing gets done.

    2) Management, if you can call it that, is inexperienced and ineffective. To their credit, they pretty much have no say in what happens on their respective floors. They are just there to put out fires, listen to everyone's complaints, and write people up. They are not given autonomy to make decisions without the approval of the CNO, who is so far removed from everything that goes on the floor, that I don't think she even knows the gravity of the situation.

    3) Everything is dirty. We have to reuse BP cuffs used on pt's on contact isolation because disposable ones are "too expensive". They tell us to clean them with the disinfectant spray, but the cuffs are a porous cloth material and will never dry if we do that. So C-diff for all!! No housekeeping at night, so the nurses and CNAs have to "clean" the rooms. Yeah right. Also, the plasticware we give pt's to eat their meals is not individually wrapped. Individual spoons are stocked in a bin that everyone puts their dirty hands into. It's disgusting the things you find in there. Need a fork and knife to cut that chicken breast? Yeah, you'll have to call the kitchen for that. They'll bring it up to you in an hour, if they don't forget.

    4) No place to eat, no nurse's lounge, and cafeteria closes ridiculously early, like 4 or 5pm. It's really embarrassing having to tell a pt's family member that. There is no space for anything.

    5) No space to document during the day shift when there are 100 residents and medical students crowding the computers. And since we're just nurses, who cares. They tell us to document on the computers in the patients' rooms, but these computers rarely function. Even if they did, whoever decided on the place to permanently affix the workstations must've been 4 ft tall. If you stand, the computer is too low. If you sit, the computer is too high. Absolutely no planning goes into anything they do at this place.

    6) Favoritism runs rampant. The "special" nurses that whine and complain only get 5 stable, oriented pts, while everyone else gets stuck with 7-8 in varying conditions. There is also a major disparity in the way nurses and most importantly, PATIENTS, are treated on the different med-surg floors. They admittedly send the new and lazy staff members to one floor, then wonder why that floor has more issues. Hmmmmm well, doesn't take a genius to figure that one out. They expect magnet-level service with close to zero resources. Can't have it all.

    7) Residents residents everywhere! Most of them are lost in this world. Poor things. It's really unsafe.

    8) Everyone is so LOUD!! They just don't understand that people are sick, sleeping, and 10 feet away. They all come to the nurse's station to talk, scream down the hall, and have no regard for patients' comfort. If you tell them something, they get offended.

    I would be here until the end of eternity if I kept writing. If you're a new nurse and nobody else will hire you, go ahead and apply. Work here for a year until another hospital picks you up. That's what I did, and that's what most do.

    Advice to Management

    Any advice here would fall on deaf ears. Wait until someone reports this dump to TJC, OSHA, or any agency willing to listen. This hospital is going the same route as Metropolitan.


  11. "Opportunity with better cohesion of the administration."

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Larkin Community Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They were receptive and wiling to accept recommendations.

    Cons

    They were not sure where they want to move to.

    Advice to Management

    Management discrepancy



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