Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD

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Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring MD Reviews

Updated 10 June 2014
Updated 10 June 2014
16 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Number one MCH hospital in Maryland

    Cons

    Major difficulty in parking, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    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)

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the greatest experience but not the worst either

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

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Easy, non challenging work environment

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

    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
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  6.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

  7.  

    Awesome place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Physical Therapist  in  Silver Spring, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Physical Therapist in Silver Spring, MD (US)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, respect of work life balance

    Cons

    Parking is limited during the week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to work

    Former Employee - Health Unit Coordinator  in  Silver Spring, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Health Unit Coordinator in Silver Spring, MD (US)

    Pros

    Nice working environment
    Provide adequate training
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Overtired employees
    Understaffed unit
    Low salary offered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  9.  

    Good place to work overall

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

    Pros

    Clean, nice hospital. Easygoing.
    self scheduling is easy.
    liked the managers for the most part.

    Cons

    not the best cafe.
    needs better pay.
    kaiser insurance not the best

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    SURG TECH PRN

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    Current Employee - Surg Tech  in  Silver Spring, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Surg Tech in Silver Spring, MD (US)

    Pros

    somewhat flexible schedule tries to accomadate most

    Cons

    need more staff to be flexible for all
    staffing shortage is extremely crucial
    workers underpaid and highly overworked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HIGHER NURSES ASAP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Very demanding work load

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

    Pros

    Interesting cases and patients with lots of opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Understaffed; Nurse:patient ratio in postpartum is 1:5 or 6 mother/baby couples

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more nurses and techs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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