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Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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  1. "Good medical, conservative management"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility with schedule and skilled colleagues

    Cons

    Tight cost management limits salary growth

    Advice to Management

    Expand into new procedures and technologies


  2. "Residential Counselor-Group Home Would give zero stars if I could."

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    Former Employee - Residential Counselor in Potomac, MD
    Former Employee - Residential Counselor in Potomac, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very rewarding working with the teenagers in the adolescent group homes. If you really cared about the job, you definitely can make an impact on someone's life and help change it for the better.

    Cons

    Terrible management, subpar staff who were untrained on the basics. My supervisor called me into work early one afternoon only to say, "well since you are here, I am going to peace out." and left me alone with 4+ teenagers (a few who I am pretty sure had a conduct disorder diagnosis). I also witnessed another counselor call an autistic teen "retarded" to her face, was asked to help other staff cheat on training modules, and above all else, was not given proper support to do my job. This is not just me either, Adventist Behavioral Health and Wellness is also known to be not a great place to receive mental healthcare. Its a bad place to receive treatment, and an even worse work environment. PRN counselors are paid more per hour than full-time staff, my supervisor didn't even have a damn degree, let alone education in the field.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure everyone is properly trained. For my job in the group home, I received training for the acute facility, how useless is that!

    Don't allow counselors in the group home be left alone with the residents, period. There are no cameras in those homes and it is just a matter of protecting your employees there!

    And for god sakes, make sure the supervisors have a damn degree. Its very disheartening when I have a masters degree and I have to listen to someone who literally has no idea what he/she is talking about because they just got their GED and have no education in the field.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not an Employer of Choice-Just an illusion"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the staff are friendly. Good solid Nurse Managers. Good Hospitalist Group.

    Cons

    Nursing Leadership is lacking in so many ways: do not understand strategic planning, they are not Thinkers, the Directors are incapable of making a good solid decision about patient care and nursing practices. Some are bullies and lead by intimidation. Low accountability amongst the Directors team. CNO does not hold the Directors accountable. CNO sometimes jump before assessing for example, she changed the title and job description for a Charge Nurse to Assistant Nurse Manager and after almost two years the nurses who are in this position are still unsure about their role. 90% of the time these ANMs are doing direct patient care. No team work. Everybody wants to be the CNO's favorite so they throw each other under the bus. Lack of integrity. Will take other staff member credit.
    Shady Grove Medical Center is definitely not a nurse friendly environment. The nurses are overworked and underpaid. Patient/Nurse ratio is a joke. On a med/with unit at any given time a nurse can have 7 high acuity patients and CNA can have 16 patients in any given assignment.
    Shady Grove Medical Center is not an Employer of Choice.

    Advice to Management

    CNO needs to refocus on what is important. Most of the nursing Directors need to managed out of the organization. They are Low Performers. Kudos to the CEO. He does a good job but needs a better nursing leadership team that knows how to plan and lead strategically. They are not Thinkers. Never have the right people at the table and that's why they are failing.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Yeah."

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    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Atleast people have jobs there.

    Cons

    The quality of service is sub par.

    Advice to Management

    It would seem they are a fear based organization and not a truth based one. Good luck.


  5. "Pharmacist"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good coworkers and colleagues, Nurses were nice too.

    Cons

    No room for growth or knowledge gain.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. "Not an employer of choice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Adventist Healthcare is looking to continue to raise compensation to be competitive with the surrounding facilities.

    Cons

    The ER currently has a tremendous amount of RN turnover (longstanding, experienced nurses) due to the inability of upper management to set a consistent course. Adventist Healthcare continues to be RE-active as opposed to being proactive in their approach, both regarding patient care and employee relations. Scheduling is inconsistent and the ER runs by different rules than the rest of the hospital. Upper management also turns a blind eye when "their own" demonstrates actions that are not in line with their stated core values.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through. Communicate. Be fair and consistent to all. Show us what true leadership looks like, don't just tell talk about it. Remember there are people being all of your numbers and spreadsheets.


  7. "Great work place"

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    Former Employee - Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management, Co-workers, Hours, Flexible with personal life

    Cons

    some of the nurses on the floors were rude and wouldn't help

  8. "Worst Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Nurse in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Nurse in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Patients. They are the only reason to work for this company

    Cons

    Frequent management changes. Terrible manages and directors. They are the worst people you would find in the hospital.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and stop using them as slaves.


  9. "manager of medical/surgical oncology unit"

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    Former Employee - Medical/Surgical/Oncology in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Medical/Surgical/Oncology in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Faith-based. Staff are engaged in caring for their patients. Employees truly care for one another.

    Cons

    Can not find anything that was a con. Very enjoyable working there.

    Advice to Management

    Acuity plays a huge part in staffing patterns.


  10. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laurel, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laurel, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment. Adventist Health Care maks a difference in the community.
    Great senior leadership team

    Cons

    Could spend more time and money on new equipment and infrastructure

    Advice to Management

    spend more time and money on new equipment and infrastructure


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