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St. Francis Medical Center - CA Reviews

Updated December 29, 2016
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "cna"

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    Former Employee - CNA in Lynwood, CA
    Former Employee - CNA in Lynwood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at St. Francis Medical Center - CA part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    enjoy location of site and co workers

    Cons

    need more hours and lesser work load


  2. "Surgical Technician"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Rotations/Surgical Technologist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Rotations/Surgical Technologist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at St. Francis Medical Center - CA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff was very helpful love the enviromennt

    Cons

    I believe that with the short time that i was there i wasnt ablt to see any negative things.


  3. "1 for the Union, 0 for the people trying to manage them"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at St. Francis Medical Center - CA full-time

    Pros

    Very motivating and intrinsic cause. Feel good about the work that you're doing. Good benefits package.

    Cons

    Union environment. No accountability. Seniority seemed to equal laziness.

    Advice to Management

    Be more focused on patient care than numbers. If you focus on providing good care, the numbers will follow.


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  5. "Hope new ownership comes and looks at the deteriorated conditions and quality issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynwood, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynwood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at St. Francis Medical Center - CA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are many hard working and committed employees.

    Cons

    Deteriorated condition of buildings. Multiple elevators out of service constantly. Not enough ancillary assistant persons such as housekeepers, transporters, nursing assistants. Not enough employees to answer pt call lights in an appropriate manner or to properly clean hospital. Hospital is never clean in a manner that you would expect for an American hospital. This hospital has very bad patient satisfaction results and both the CEO and CNO and new ownership seem to think that cutting additional staff is going to help the problem. There is much employee and leadership turnover due to difficult working conditions. HR and management are not able to recruit nurses to fill open positions, many of which that have been open and unfilled for greater than a year. Employee satisfaction is low. Patient care employees often are not getting the breaks that they are entitled to due to nearly constant understaffing issues. Nurses are sometimes required to go over state of California mandated nursing ratios for patient care. When equipment breaks it is often not repaired. Not enough basic equipment such as gurneys and wheelchairs and monitors to take care of patients due to leadership not budgeting repairs and purchase of replacement equipment. Due to lack of employees there are almost always constant issues with getting patients discharged in a timely manner and getting rooms cleaned in order to accommodate new patients in a timely manner. There are often many patients waiting to be seen in both ER and labor and delivery because of lack of ability of employees to care for any additional patients and lack of beds. There are quality issues that need to be dealt with and doctors need to be accountable for following standard best practice protocols.

    Advice to Management

    See above. It is important that new Verity owners come and round on the units and talk to actual bedside employees about what they think will improve the hospital quality, safety and patient satisfaction. The answers to solving the problems often are held by the actual employees that are doing the job. It is a matter of listening to employees to see what causes the problems and how they can be fixed. It is a matter of practicing active leadership and ownership rounding on the actual employees who are doing the job to see what they need to do the job. Most healthcare employees want to do a good job and to do the right thing. Do they have the tools and equipment to do the job? Do they have the correct amount of employees to do the job? Are there process problems that are getting in the way of getting the job done efficiently? What caused the process problems in the first place? How can they be fixed or improved? Then management and ownership need to act upon their findings and then reassess on a regular basis to find out if the interventions have worked to fix the problems. At this hospital it is necessary for leadership and ownership to have a weekly rounding appointment on every unit to talk to actual staff doing the job. This is needed for at least a couple months on a weekly on every unit in order to actually fix problems. This needs to be done by the very highest leadership and ownership persons and not just the managers and directors. The very senior leadership and ownership needs to see for themselves what I'd actually happening in order to fix the issues that have caused the poor outcomes above.


  6. "Transporter"

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    Former Employee - Patient Transporter in Chickasaw, AL
    Former Employee - Patient Transporter in Chickasaw, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at St. Francis Medical Center - CA (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    helpful honest excellent to work for

    Cons

    some processes are slow but overall very good place to work


  7. "Undercover Journalist/Associate"

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    Current Employee - Journalist in Lynwood, CA
    Current Employee - Journalist in Lynwood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at St. Francis Medical Center - CA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    community residents, who are under the impression the hospital acts on their best interest because of their non-secular foundation.

    Cons

    The organization's administrators ("leadership") hold positions that are well above mosts' capabilities - surprisingly, they've held their status for more than +7 years because of their uncanny political abilties and ties (they "wholeheartedly" place the community first) . However, they ruptured the health system (nepotism, grant gymnastics, credibility manipulation) and was recently bought by a for-profit entity (in the best interest of the community). Most of leadership and managers are best suited for positions in education (although they hold high school diplomas), they should be replaced if the organization hopes to deliver their community promises/ act on their mission.

    The organization's culture is by far the most underdeveloped - while rooted in the most underserved areas of los angeles, cultivating community misguided notions will only perpetuate toxic relationships. Most employees live in a microcosm just as the organization has the past 20 years.

    Advice to Management

    I hope the organization purges itself of leadership and recruit qualified candidates with at minimum higher education.


  8. "Pharmacist"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Lynwood, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Lynwood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Technicians friendly and cooperative and oly a few of permanent staff.

    Cons

    Unfriendly work environment regarding permanent staff

    Advice to Management

    Try to get full time pharmacist staff to be more cooperative


  9. "General Impression after 14 years"

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    Current Employee - Department Director in Lynwood, CA
    Current Employee - Department Director in Lynwood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Francis Medical Center - CA (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong Mission and commitment to the community

    Cons

    Strategic planning and implementation, accountability, training and development

    Advice to Management

    Provide high level of training to upper management; utilize accountability best practices more consistently; look up (not down) for the core challenges of the organization.


  10. "St. Francis Medical Center as Employer - Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in Lynwood, CA
    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in Lynwood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work! Great teamwork!

    Cons

    Current financial stability not good.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  11. "Great mission by serving the sick poor."

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Lynwood, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Lynwood, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The mission, the CEO and their commitment to the community.

    Cons

    The balance between margin and mission. Difficult at times to launch new initiatives without resources.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be like a tree planted by the rivers of water.



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