Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD

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Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD Reviews

Updated 15 September, 2014
Updated 15 September, 2014
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Mission driven and it isnt just lip service

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    Former Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Silver Spring, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Silver Spring, MD (US)

    I worked at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Organization cares about its customers and its employees.
    To me, that is pretty much everything.
    Commitment to safety, community service, good care.
    Has been paying above minimum wage for a long time, sets its own minimum liveable wage.

    Cons

    Sometimes micromanagement gets in the way of things.
    Recent growth could present challenges.
    Sometimes HR comes across as a little tone deaf and heavy handed.

  2.  

    Overall, the staff cares about their patients and everyone strives to keep the hospital as the best.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Health Unit Coordinator in Silver Spring, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Health Unit Coordinator in Silver Spring, MD (US)

    I worked at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You really feel like you're a part of the hospitals overall goal. You're a part of the team. And the benefits are great.

    Cons

    While staff may care about their patients, there is a lot of disconnect between nurses and other staff members. The office culture can seem very toxic.

    Recommends
  3.  

    This hospital does not care about its staff

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    Current Employee - Clinical Registered Nurse in Silver Spring, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Clinical Registered Nurse in Silver Spring, MD (US)

    I have been working at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful, talented, hard working and friendly staff. The pay is good. Smaller community hospital.

    Cons

    Poor nurse to patient ratios on most floors, being short staffed is an every day norm now, nurses have no voice, everyone feels overworked and floor morale has gone downhill on more than one unit. Managers don't listen to staff, only to higher-ups. 2 weeks at a time vacation only, vacation frequently denied, scheduling first come first serve, no 401k matching, benefits are not that great, off site parking. Documentation requirements are out of control, patient safety is really becoming a problem, high turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please just listen to staff about our concerns, being a manager requires being the middleman between your managers and us. Its a two way communication street, but to us it feels like it goes only one way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    All Politics!

    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse in Silver Spring, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse in Silver Spring, MD (US)

    I have been working at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay
    Nice, friendly People

    Cons

    Lots of rules and regulations that get in the way of taking care of patients
    Off site parking

  6.  

    Poor compensation, leadership not diverse, saw a lot of nepotism in hiring. I would not recommend this place to work.

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    Former Employee - Clinical Nurse in Silver Spring, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Clinical Nurse in Silver Spring, MD (US)

    I worked at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They do have average health care benefits and 401K

    Cons

    Difficult for some people to advance, sort of a 'good ole boys' (except they're women, not men) type of environment with the managers. you see a lot of minorities at the lower levels--foot soldiers (nurses, nursing assistants, housekeeping, maintenance). Like to hire and promote from within, so even if you have the qualifications, it may be difficult for you to get in. Exclusive-type culture. Mgmt seems a little out of touch with how the community feels about the lack of diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more diversity needed in middle and upper management, need to balance hiring practices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the greatest experience but not the worst either

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Employee in Silver Spring, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Employee in Silver Spring, MD (US)

    I worked at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Offers consistent opportunities to further professional education

    Cons

    Needs improvement in a number of areas professional, cultural and clinical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage and consistently practice a culture of respect for the professional and clinical staff as well as the patients you serve and patient satisfaction scores will rise and exceed previous numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Never worked at this one

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    Former Employee - Nurse in Silver Spring, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Nurse in Silver Spring, MD (US)

    I worked at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Worked here during travel and was dissatisfied with the medical icu

    Cons

    Travel assignment. The medical icu left a lot to be desired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at your employees skills and then hire. not safe.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Easy, non challenging work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Silver Spring, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Silver Spring, MD (US)

    I have been working at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    High grades for computer software
    Less than average patient loads
    Decent Pay
    Excellent SICUt

    Cons

    Many RNs and front line staff are unable to communicate clearly due to language barriers. Poor customer service on general floors and ICU
    High turnover of RNs after they fulfill contract obligations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove "senior" staff that no longer care about the company's vision.
    Hire a work force that is able to speak English. Many licensed professional lack the ability to communicate effectively to the patients you serve.
    Reach for Magnet Status! Until you do so, you will continue to have a weak, unproductive work force.
    Find out why respiratory therapists are not helping RNs - they don't answer the phone or spend much time on the unit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They've taken as good care of me as we take care of our patients

    Cons

    It's a hospital so it's working in a top down environment.

  11.  

    Awesome place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Physical Therapist in Silver Spring, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Physical Therapist in Silver Spring, MD (US)

    I worked at Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, respect of work life balance

    Cons

    Parking is limited during the week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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