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Palomar Health Reviews

Updated November 10, 2017
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Robert A. Hemker
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  • Punitive punishment is often doled out for small things and puts self reporting and safe patient care at risk (in 5 reviews)

  • I have been there for many years since Palomar's transition into the new hospital, and I have seen the decline of the culture in their management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "RN"

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    Current Employee - ICU RN in Escondido, CA
    Current Employee - ICU RN in Escondido, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Palomar Health part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love the supportive fellow nursing staff. They encourage education and there are always growth opportunities for those who want it.

    Cons

    Like anywhere dealing with Dr attitudes of arrogance can be difficult to handle. There needs to be better education for these docs on how respectful deal with conflict that may arise.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to balance the new grad ratios with experienced RNs better in the Icu. I find it a huge saftey concern for the patients when there are so many new grads on the floor.


  2. "Clinical Nurse II"

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    Current Employee - Clinical RN II in Escondido, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical RN II in Escondido, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Palomar Health part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good, union helps employees, very good HMO health plan through Sharp. Very good orientation for employees

    Cons

    We are understaffed most of the time and our workload keeps increasing. The chairs and workstations we chart at are very uncomfortable and many are broken

    Advice to Management

    Staffing needs to improve in postpartum soon or you are going to lose more nurses to other hospitals! We need to have a CNA and a secretary every shift or the workload isn't maneagable caring for 4 couplets most nights. We have too much teaching and breastfeeding help to give new moms and we also have many higher acuity patients that need hourly respirations and output, etc. It is impossible to check on each patient every hour with the workload we have!

  3. "Not the greatest place to be a nurse."

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

    I worked at Palomar Health full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful hospital. Most of the staff is pretty nice.

    Cons

    Employees are treated like numbers in a hat. Not listened to, not cared for.

    Advice to Management

    Not enough words in the word allowance.


  4. "You decide"

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    Former Employee - Orthopedic Technician in Escondido, CA
    Former Employee - Orthopedic Technician in Escondido, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Palomar Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great ER and Trauma Staff

    Cons

    Management does not listen to it's employees

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and your employees will take care of you


  5. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Palomar Health full-time

    Pros

    The staff is amazing to work with.

    Cons

    The management team from the managers up to the CEO are not trustworthy.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your line staff.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "PMCPoway"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Poway, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Poway, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small hospital with many great coworkers, great patient population, some amazing physicans.

    Cons

    Staffing is often messed up. Chief of surgery is a nightmare for nursing to work with. Management lacks leadership and communication skills . Some nurses display unprofessional behavior on a regular basis since it is a small comfortable place to work. There is never enough equipment to safely do your job. Technology is old and doesn't often work. Punitive punishment is often doled out for small things and puts self reporting and safe patient care at risk. Education is lacking and not cutting edge.

    Advice to Management

    Staff safely and effectively, listen to nursing as we have our feet on the ground every day. Don't tolerate unprofessional behavior and don't engage in threatening rhetoric to get nursing to comply with your demands. Amp up educational opportunities to increase skill sets.


  7. "Room for more"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Palomar Health part-time

    Pros

    Wonderful new campus and interior extremely clean, but management needs improvement.

    Cons

    Can have miscommunication between top executives and lower level workers.

    Advice to Management

    Need more transparency.

  8. "Internship"

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    Current Employee - Internship in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Internship in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    average good people, good working environment

    Cons

    no opportunity to stay after the internship


  9. "Best place ever!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Palomar Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Window in your office
    Adequate toilets
    If your relatives are a nurse or doctor you'll be hired on the spot
    If you already work here and so does your best friend you'll get promoted internally - no qualifications necessary!

    Cons

    The President of IT believes in the buddy system when it comes to employment. Employes their unqualified friends in positions that's over their heads but it's okay when you make a mistake you'll be covered! If your unqualified, insecure, irresponsible, inept, easily threatened,difficult to work with, scare easily, & loves being lead by witches you'll fit right in.


  10. "Education department"

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

    I worked at Palomar Health full-time

    Pros

    Always in a state of change aka upheaval

    Cons

    One person to do the job of 6. Then they have 6 people doing the job of one skilled worker

    Advice to Management

    Balance work load


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