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Perry Memorial Hospital Reviews

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  1. "Two years of extreme frustration."

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

    I worked at Perry Memorial Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff, very helpful and courteous employees throughout the hospital. Reasonably modern physical facility. Mostly excellent benefits, but continuing education is a notable omission. Very easy going overall, but perhaps too much so.

    Cons

    A strong culture of complacency/non-growth. No opportunities for promotion except via death/firing, and the senior management is young enough that they can all stay in place at least another 5 to 10 years. The management structure is a very rigid hierarchy with thick-walled, secretive silos within every department. The two primary management philosophies are "We've always done it this way" and "Not my idea."

    Advice to Management

    Break down the silos. Cut the number of regular managers' meetings by 2/3s and develop ad hoc, interdepartmental teams to focus on specific tasks. Set goals, advertise them broadly, and seek input from the line employees. Eliminate all the trite "morale boosters" and offer employees the chance to excel (or fail). Work with the physicians proactively rather than waiting for complaints and then punishing staff.


  2. "Largely incompetent management. No room for growth. Frustration will eventually wear you down."

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Princeton, IL
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Princeton, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Perry Memorial Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people and good benefits.

    Cons

    Nursing takes a back seat here. Management blatantly ignores best practices and does not seem to value nurses at all. Nothing ever changes here. There are several extremely incompetent members of the management team (mostly on second floor) in nursing and HR and the Ceo seem unable or unwilling to deal with the issues. They continue illegal behavior, like mandating overtime and discriminatory practices. The staff here is largely agency nurses. Very few core staffers. The nurses seem largely incompetent because managent doesn’t encourage growth or even know what current care should look like. The frustration of working here is awful if you are a nurse with any ambition or drive. There is NO room for growth at Perry.

    The physicians are allowed to get away with anything and are never held responsible. Sometimes they don’t answer pages and calls for periods of time >6 hours. They speak horribly to nurses and there is no teamwork in caring for patients. This hospital will eventually wear you down until you either don’t care or you leave. Very few skilled nurses stay at this facility.

    The CEO has NO IDEA what is happening in different areas of the hospital. She has surrounded herself with a team of people not from Princeton, who don’t reallly care about the community. She never gets more than one side to a story and is quick to make snap judgements. Many meme era of the senior admin team have left I. The last 2 years including the CNO, CCO and CFO. Admin team all draw HUGE paychecks but do little to improve the quality of care and retain nurses. Most of them are in the last ten years of their career and behave that way. It’s a vicious cycle and the hospital seems headed for financial difficulty. Money is being wasted on ridiculous consultants and seminars while the care practices are ancient. When new nurses are hired and try to bring current practices with them, they are attacked by the management team in charge of the inpatient units. Senior management continues to allow this behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Deal with the problem managers you have. The problems trickle down right from the top. Worry less about splashing the name Perry Memorial around the community and worry more about the quality of care you are providing and the patients will return. Also stop spending money on things like professional photo shoots for the management team and invest in your employees. Gather information from more than person when conflict arises and stop with the “circle the wagons” mentality. Deal with issues that arise instead of constantly sweeping stuff under the rug. Also realize your nurses are your biggest asset. Respect them and you could stop blowing your whole budget on agency nurses.