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Vista Health System Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  1. "Changing system, new culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Nurse in Waukegan, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Vista Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very supportive nursing leadership with positive relationships
    Patient population is rewarding
    This hospital is going through a lot of change right now with senior leadership and the executive team. It's really changing to hire more staff to take better care of the patients

    Cons

    Any change takes time and there is a ways to go
    Not a Magnet hospital yet
    It's going to take a while to hire enough staff

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward! Stay positive and support each other


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Vista West Scary Hospital!!!!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CT/X-ray in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - CT/X-ray in Waukegan, IL

    I worked at Vista Health System full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many chances for additional hours

    Cons

    Low pay, overworked, taking "call" two to three times a week was actually working an entire shift instead of being "on call". No transportation help between ER and Radiology. Rad techs working alone on their shift doing all transport. Many security issues. Hospital has corridors where there is standing water and falling down ceiling. Many rooms where there is junk piled everywhere. Also, many shady areas where psyche patients and others can hide out. I never felt safe working there...No security training for people working in this psychiatric/rehab hospital. Overall, low morale, high turnover of employees. Absentee management. Nothing really changes at Vista West.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more on-site management in Radiology and in other areas as well. Maybe some good changes would take place there. Management only briefly shows up when something goes wrong.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "High Turn Over"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukegan, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Staff is supportive of each other (mostly), Unit staff care about the patients

    Cons

    poor communication, working many hours and yelled at for overtime, high turnover and positions aren't filled, the staff have to cover more job responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    Market the available programs better in the community, hire!


  4. "Patient Financial Services"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Vista Health System full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, friendly staff and good benefits

    Cons

    Were not transparent enough with staff


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid at all costs!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Vista Health System full-time

    Pros

    They hire new RN grads, so use it to gain experience to move on to a quality facility

    Cons

    Unstable senior leadership, CEO, interested only in profit, very poor HR services, understaffed, poor patient care. Routine lay offs.

    Advice to Management

    Place patients first and stop bullying staff. Paying shareholders does not save lives. Use $$ for quality care


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Psychiatry Dept"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukegan, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    If I think of something, I'd tell you

    Cons

    Too many to mention, told to do jobs not qualified for, retribution if don't do it or resist, no job security, poor stability, would not recommend

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Directors to Human Resource, they are all working together, against the employees, stick together for each other, all talk.


  7. "Counselor or Chaplain"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Emergency Chaplain/Counselor in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Emergency Chaplain/Counselor in Waukegan, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vista Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I thoroughly enjoyed my work at Vista Health Systems in Waukegan, Illinois. I worked
    there for four years and found my job very rewarding.

    Cons

    I had to work 16-18 hours on standby, and the only adverse affect was having to stay available
    for that many hours.

    Advice to Management

    I give the high honor and praise to my Supervisor Father Francisco Cuevas as he is a kind
    and compassionate lead chaplain.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Volunteer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good if you like working and helping other people
    As a volunteer, you don't do much. Just help out the nurses and clean and you're basically done.

    Cons

    The food is not as good
    As a volunteer, you couldn't do much on certain floors because how hazard the patients rooms were.


  9. "EMT"

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    Former Employee - Certified Emergency Medical Technician in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Certified Emergency Medical Technician in Evanston, IL

    I worked at Vista Health System (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great hands on training program.

    Cons

    Little pay for demand required.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "health care at a hospital"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great co workers
    great people.

    patients really need the care

    Cons

    poor management and understaffed facility. parking is always difficult


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