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Lewis-Gale Medical Center Reviews

Updated November 28, 2017
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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is like a big family, Managers are caring, staff work together as a team and everyone here enjoys humor.

    Cons

    Long hours and it can be difficult to balance work and home.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a close relationships with the floor staff if you want to get a true feel for what is going on.


  2. "RN- Behavioral Health"

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    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Lewis-Gale Medical Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and differentials, excellent nurses

    Cons

    Management keeps increasing the nursing staff's workload so there is very little nurse patient interaction. Most of the nurse's time is spent on a computer. Patient and staff safety is a big concern. No nursing input on policies and procedures. Management dictates totally. Security is not allowed to offer enough support for violent patients.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your RN's! Nursing CEO came to visit and did not know that there were 3 nursing units in the building.

  3. "Excellent Place to Work!!!!!!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Salem, VA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Salem, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lewis-Gale Medical Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Culture, Benifits, Pay, Family, Administration

    Cons

    Really no complaints at all

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  4. "So glad I chose LGMC to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lewis-Gale Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Senior leaders are available and frequently attend staff meetings to hear concerns & answer questions. The CEO Brian Baumgardner came to our last one!
    True team culture and 100% focused on the patient experience and what is best for our patients. Everyone is super friendly and we are empowered to "own it" to make the difference in what could be someone's worst day.
    Benefits & 401K are excellent.

    Cons

    Application process could be smoother. My recruiter was fabulous!

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the employees


  5. "Lab"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lewis-Gale Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Positive vibes, hours, staffing, co workers, located

    Cons

    Attitude, rudeness, supplies, schedule, leader


  6. "Observatons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Lewis-Gale Medical Center part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Love working at night. Also like the PTO aspect. Want to check into insurance to see if any better than what I already have elsewhere.

    Cons

    I have never understood why employees have to use their PTO for national holidays. Just doesn't seem fair. It is like a penalty. Supposed your out of PTO or just don't want to use it, all offices are closed anyway so buck up and give the employees a break for once. Might keep more employees if you give a little.


  7. "registered nurse- ED"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Lewis-Gale Medical Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    payed well, great preceptor and education program, co-workers and physicians helpful, policies and procedures available and easy to understand

    Cons

    manager over department was unable to lead and often made the environment feel very uncomfortable and almost hostile, schedule was grueling

    Advice to Management

    if the department manager is the cause of high turn over, listen to employees and let her go

  8. "Management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Office Coordinator in Salem, VA
    Current Employee - Medical Office Coordinator in Salem, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lewis-Gale Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, competitive pay, flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Terrible management practices and work atmospheres.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your employees and treat them how you expect them to treat your patients and everything else will be taken care of.


  9. "Dietary"

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    Current Employee - Dietary Aide in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Dietary Aide in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Lewis-Gale Medical Center part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people ,free food, some benefits

    Cons

    Not, full time ,no benefits and managment sucks

    Advice to Management

    Needs to put people on full time so they don't lose so many people


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Pretty good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Armed Security Officer in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Armed Security Officer in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lewis-Gale Medical Center part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Training Opportunities abound
    Proactive Scheduling in that you can plan a life outside of work. Schedules are done 30 days in advance.
    Competitive pay scale.

    Cons

    Elements above local management level (HCA Corporate) are not familiar with core competencies needed for security/law enforcement operations.
    Logistical and Operational support from
    HCA is lacking. HR is incapable of posting positions in a timely manner or accelerating hiring process when department is critically short staffed.
    High Turnover rate at Senior Management Level is a cause for concern... Disrupts operations and continuity for long term strategic vision of department's structure, goals, and mission.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for employees and get them tools and resources they need. Provide purpose, motivation, and direction.


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