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St. Vincent Health Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Vincent C. Caponi, B.A., M.H.A.
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Pros
  • Good benefits, good hours, no weekends, no holidays (in 9 reviews)

  • Great co-workers and doctors, excellent cafeteria with great food (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • The individuals who run the offices are business oriented and have no idea what good patient care is (in 5 reviews)

  • Hardly any raises, Short staffed often, (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Work with a Mission and Purpose"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Vincent Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    As part of the Ascension Catholic healthcare system, the mission to serve the poor and vulnerable is at the core of everything. Leadership maintains ties to roots while making strategic aims for organization to lead healthcare change to positively impact individuals and whole communities.

    Cons

    Current healthcare climate means lots of changes and challenges to operate leaner and more efficiently can be overwhelming. Lots of changes in recent years has left some staff feeling fatigued.

    Advice to Management

    National system focus must not be so aggressive as to leave associates without sufficient local administrative and leadership support.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Outpatient Physician"

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    Current Employee - Physician in Anderson, IN
    Current Employee - Physician in Anderson, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Vincent Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people, Good training, Mission Oriented staff and physicians

    Cons

    Upper management seemed to be oriented only on quarterly production and have abandoned meaningful attention to mission.

    Advice to Management

    Time to reexamine your mission and how far you have strayed from it. No one knows the future of medicine, your best plan would to keep quality people around you as you advance. You are losing these people.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Middle Management...not worth your breath!"

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    Former Employee - Patient Service Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Patient Service Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. Vincent Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Patients are the main reason to love working with Ascension. Employee perks are well worth it! St Vincent Heart Center is the best location to work, same system not the drama!

    Cons

    MDs do not have a lot of say within their departments. Private practice is a thing of the past. St Vincent merging with other practices quickly was not thought out very well, new computer system that does not fit each practice...not good

    Advice to Management

    Middle Mgmt has no power to help anyone, and upper mgmt is all about the end number for that department! Big reason why I'm leaving after 15 years...Ascision has changed a lot with in a group owned by Nuns (that left 5 years ago)...should have been an indicator!


  4. "Pharmacy Technician. W 86th St Indianapolis location is HORRIBLE. Don't do it!"

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    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. Vincent Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good. benefits are okay. Co-Workers great for the most part. I have to have 20 words of pros and it was hard to make it there.

    Cons

    Absolutely NO management going on here. Within your first week you are on your own. I was there for 3 months and still didn't know all of my co-workers names because it is not a welcoming environment. There are no introductions unless you make them yourself. Routes that are you sensible. Not throughly trained. Some co-workers at been there a month & still hadn't been trained in certain areas but then are scheduled to work those areas without help. Tech Supervisors have no idea what the other Tech Supervisors have going on or said. It's Mass chaos. Don't do it. Try a different location.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees. Introductions are nice. Realize that your routes need a ton of work & your employees aren't getting proper training.


  5. "Think twice before you apply"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at St. Vincent Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with the public and making a difference in someone's life is the most rewarding experience. This job allows you to do that every day. The associates are friendly and fun to work with. It's close to home.

    Cons

    Management continues to run things in a superannuated fashion. They are unwilling to change their management style, which can be manipulative and authoritarian, to a more modernized democratic approach of hearing what their associate's recommend for a better workflow and patient care experience. Who better to give advice on necessary changes than those who work with the patients face to face everyday?

    Advice to Management

    I am hopeful now that Ascension Health has ownership that they will make some much needed changes. Tony Tersigni, if you read the comments on Glassdoor, I would request that you not ignore the complaints from associates. The company has the potential to be outstanding in it's field. The first improvement would be to do a clean sweep of management and bring in new individuals who are on board with modernization and embrace the whole "One Ascension" philosophy.


  6. "Good overall, could use some improvement"

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    Current Employee - Patient Financial Services in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Patient Financial Services in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at St. Vincent Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The culture is great and employer focuses on the community and patient satisfaction. Lots of diversity and plenty of room to advance and learn more. Health insurance cost is low. Great PTO benefit if you are exempt (salaried). Great training program.

    Cons

    Pay is just OK and not very competitive. Management moves slow at times, lacking in communication especially between departments. High turn over in AR and Customer Service departments.

    Advice to Management

    Better screening for new hires.
    Focus more on employee satisfaction, giving credit where it is due to retain good, high proficient employees. Do not always reward great performance with more work. Especially when more work is being shifted from a low performer.


  7. "Typical Hospital Work Setting"

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    Current Employee - Radiographer in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Radiographer in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at St. Vincent Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for the area, steady job that is hard to get fired from, not a difficult task level to maintain.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get promoted, everyone gets the same raise (no matter the effort level), seasoned co-workers are lazy.

    Advice to Management

    Hire/promote people who are going to make a positive difference in your organization. Don't promote someone just because s/he has been there longer than someone else.

  8. "Good heart, questionable hands."

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Anderson, IN
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Anderson, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at St. Vincent Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is (or was) a mission-minded organization committed to serving the poor and less fortunate. It could be a shining example of how healthcare should be for the entire country.

    Cons

    The organization is very top-heavy, and has been purchased by a national health organization, Ascension Health. Lots of "management" at a loss for what to do, lacking leadership and vision. Most change comes down as a directive from Ascension and the individual hospitals get lost in the shuffle. The ones who stay in power are the narcissistic types who are only expert at keeping power.

    Advice to Management

    You run a hospital with caregivers. These are the people who go leave work wearing patients' body fluids. These are the people who throw out their backs trying to keep patients safe. You can't run a hospital without such caregivers. When they have a concern about what is best for patients, listen.


  9. "Physician"

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    Former Employee - Physician in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Physician in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at St. Vincent Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They paid me well. They are poor negotiators. The managers do not know what they are doing so oversight is minimal(at least initially)

    Cons

    They will make promises they cannot keep. They provide expensive, unnecessary office equipment(I guess due to fact they have a lot of money's and it makes them feel like they are doing something)! The individuals who run the offices are business oriented and have no idea what good patient care is. They preach to have a caring environment but the treat employees terrible. There is nothing genuine about management. I know a great number of physicians who left after same experience. A downer experience. I never imagined they could take a great practice and destroy it so easily.

    Advice to Management

    When you buy a very successful practice stand back, leave it the hell alone and let it grow and thrive! Don't mess with success.


  10. "Team Lead, Relationship Management"

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    Current Employee - Systems Lead Relationship Management in Zionsville, IN
    Current Employee - Systems Lead Relationship Management in Zionsville, IN

    I have been working at St. Vincent Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mission, community building, strong leadership

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for career growth


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