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Swedish Medical Center CEO Richard Hammett
Richard Hammett
13 Ratings
Pros
  • "I wish I didn't have to move to a different state otherwise I would never leave Swedish(in 7 reviews)

  • "Competitive salary, good benefits, many job opportunities(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "The demands fly in the face of the HCA mission statement ("Above all else we are committed to the care and improvement of human life")(in 7 reviews)

  • "They expect new grads to be able to take 4 patients first day(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "What a team!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swedish Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Hardcore dedicated leaders who care about the quality of care and improvement of life for patients, employees, and guests. I have been in the HCA system for 6 years and at Swedish for 2, but it's clear to me where the hardworking team players go. It is an honor to work here and be a part of in credible team to truly does care. I have seen some incredible challenges overcome by this team. I would gladly bring my family...

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    Cons

    It's not easy to work this hard and make sacrifices sometimes for others. But is pays off when your part of a team who all do the same to accomplish such great achievements.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! It shows how much you care.

    Swedish Medical Center2018-10-29

    Swedish Medical Center Response

    January 14, 2019VP, Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. Employee voice is of the utmost importance to us at Swedish Medical Center. We thank you for your support of the hospital and the patients we serve.

  2. Helpful (5)

    "Laboratory staffing dangerously low....Admin. aware with NO CHANGES to address this...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Swedish Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Always quite busy, shift goes fast. The transition to being managed by Quest Laboratory is seemingly accomplished after several years.. Long term laboratory employees really help stabilize the team with expertise and now have wildly fluctuating start times to compensate for reduced staff/increased workload at all benches; a situation that corporate number crunching has produced. Butterfly usage is not limited. HCA...

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    Cons

    Meditech is wasteful of our time. Time where every move is being monitored, productivity demands are unrealistic, ever-increasing, and ever stressful to many. Staffing is ridiculously low...and you are making huge profits on the backs of your people. Literally. Phlebs are being worked to death, several are out with serious medical issues and you provide NO real solutions. Turnover at all time high, with management...

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    Advice to Management

    Remember what it's like to be in the trenches, on the benches!! Have some backbone when it comes to staffing needs for your people. Show us with your patterns of behavior that you understand our concerns and needs and will actively advocate for Real solutions. Hang out on the bench sometime if you forgot what it's like...and...workload is even heavier than what it used to be....day after day...with little hope of change...

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    Swedish Medical Center2019-01-02

    Swedish Medical Center Response

    January 14, 2019VP, Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. Employee voice and patient safety are of the utmost importance to us at Swedish Medical Center. We have shared your concerns with department and executive leadership to review and address the needs of the department.

  3. "Swedish is the best!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swedish Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    The Swedish team is completely committed to providing excellent care at every step in the patient and visitor experience. The employees and medical staff are highly valued and treated with respect. The organization's vision for the future is inspiring. This is truly a team that desires to be the very best hospital in the country. Buoyed by strong leadership and excellent staff, Swedish will only continue to achieve excellent...

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    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Swedish Medical Center2018-10-29

    Swedish Medical Center Response

    January 14, 2019VP, Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. Employee voice is of the utmost importance to us at Swedish Medical Center. We thank you for your support of the hospital and the patients we serve.

  4. "More than 10 years at Swedish!"

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    Current Employee - Physical Therapist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swedish Medical Center full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The culture at Swedish Medical Center is supportive, focused on quality, and overall teamwork. Patient care is the highest priority. The people are what have kept me here for > 10 years.

    Cons

    The building is always under construction, but that is also a plus! Swedish is always growing to whatever the community needs.

    Swedish Medical Center2018-10-29

    Swedish Medical Center Response

    January 14, 2019VP, Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. Employee voice is of the utmost importance to us at Swedish Medical Center. We thank you for your support of the hospital and the patients we serve.

  5. "lab assistant ll"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Lab Assistant in Edmonds, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Swedish Medical Center for more than a year

    Pros

    great company, pays well, there is always room for advancement , respects its employees and appreciates the diversity in everyone. I wish I didn't have to move to a different state otherwise I would never leave Swedish

    Cons

    none for me I don't know about everyone else

    Advice to Management

    none

    Swedish Medical Center2018-10-11

    Swedish Medical Center Response

    November 21, 2018VP, Human Resources

    Thank you for leaving a review on Glassdoor. Based on your profile, it appears that you may have intended for the review to be connected to another facility as we are located in Englewood, CO and not Washington state. Please consider updating your review so it is associated with the ...

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  6. "I love my job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swedish Medical Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Multiple programs within Swedish to develop staff. Every new nurse is provided with a plan for their individual growth and advancement. Nurse leaders are very good - very competent. I love my team members. Free parking. Decent access to public transportation (bus service picks up on campus). Love the executive leadership - they seem to genuinely care about every staff member and our personal well being. I also...

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    Cons

    Parking can be a challenge - I know they are trying to fix it, but seems like its always a pain to find parking. Workload can be a lot. We are a big busy hospital - so bed capacity can be a challenge and trying to dc a lot of people at one time can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Hire additional staff in case management - they seem to be overwhelmed.

    Swedish Medical Center2017-12-14
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Recent changes are for the worst."

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

    I have been working at Swedish Medical Center for more than 10 years

    Pros

    As a nurse working there for 15 years I have a immense appreciation for the great experience the seasoned staff brings to the table. Swedish has a solid reputation in the community , in no small part due due the experienced and caring staff.

    Cons

    Management has increased in size with more and more middle and lower management levels added almost monthly! HCA is not holding back any funds in that regard and the rest of the staff is suffering for it. Result: lots of little egos running around trying to make themselves pertinent. Swedish has never been at the top level,as far as pay is concerned and now is losing the edge...

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    Advice to Management

    Don't think you care but here it is: get rid of the toxic work environment created by too many little chiefs. It does not foster access to senior level ,( maybe by design?), it does however intentionally create fear and harassment and even though you have denied it , a tremendous loss of solid hardworking well proven work force. How can that be fiscally beneficial ? Every year when the employee satisfaction scores come...

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    Swedish Medical Center2014-10-25
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