Children's National Health System

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Great place to work!

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Research Assistant III in Washington, DC (US)
Current Employee - Research Assistant III in Washington, DC (US)

I have been working at Children's National Health System full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Management really supports your development, particularly if you express interest in progressing

Cons

Job freezes occur frequently which can stifle growth potential if you want to move on to a different position

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great patients, poor leadership

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    Current Employee - Pediatrician in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Pediatrician in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Children's National Health System full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The patients are interesting, the kids are great, most of the nursing, doctor and other direct-care colleagues really care about kids, are happy to work together to do the best for the patients.

    Cons

    There is very little communication between the top management and the line workers - and I'm a doctor. I imagine it is worse for a lot of the staff. There is very little sense of vision or forward movement. We're not cutting edge. Many of the managers know little about leadership or managing people. Their efforts often revolve around checking the boxes to get their bonuses. The place is pretty disorganized. HR is a mess. Problems with compensation pop up frequently and can take months to resolve. Getting appointments for patients is really hard. The systems within the hospital, the computers, the electronic medical records, nearly everything functions poorly. It often feels like you're swimming against the tide to get what your patients need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the dead wood among the leadership and managers. Make the hospital work for the patients. Fix the software systems, HR, the outpatient primary care and subspecialty clinic appointment systems so patients can access them.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    A Dissatisfied physician with low morale

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    Current Employee - Pediatric Specialist in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Pediatric Specialist in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Children's National Health System full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professional colleagues, interesting patients, very busy hospital

    Cons

    CNMC is a very painful place to be, as a physician. We see our support staff being fired by mgmt at will, without explanation or the chance for redress. Support staff have not received a raise in years. MDs are paid in the bottom quartile for each specialty, without raises x 5 years. Major IT and scheduling issues make CNMC a very difficult place for staff and patients to navigate. Scheduling is an absolute nightmare for families, but fundraising is extremely efficient. Morale among physicians is very low and many are in the process of leaving. The nation's children's hospital, sadly, has a very long way to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your employees, get their buy-in, value them, and treat them as equals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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