Practice Manager (Former Employee) – Springfield, MA – May 1, 2017
My experience with Baystate Hospital was very positive. The management is supportive and they handled many challenges very well. The hospital is very large and has a strong presence in the Western MA. Marketplace. I learned a lot of different management skills at Baystate- they are a top down organization which has not been my experience in the past. This can be challenging to work in.
medical transcriptionist/front desk secretary (Former Employee) – Springfield, MA – April 23, 2017
When I first started off it was a great place to work but be careful where you transfer out to and do your homework about the department and ask lots of questions because I transferred to a department that was a bunch of young kids that just goofed off all the time and I got stuck doing all the work while they got all the credit for it
If you work in a good department its a great place to work
If you dont get good team players working with you it makes your day difficult
Good teamwork on my unit, many units understaffed so floating is a weekly occurance
RNII Neuroscience Unit (Former Employee) – Springfield, MA – April 22, 2017
Nurse retention is poor, r/t too many patients per nurse. Management is worried most about PT turnover than nurse burnout or patient safety. When I left they had cut back on the number of tech only 3 for 36 PTs, and most patients on my unit required help to BR and/or total care.
Triage Coordinator/Charge Nurse (Former Employee) – Springfield, MA – April 10, 2017
Level 1 High risk women's evaluation unit, LDRP, NICU. Acuity of care high risk, professional nursing worked with residents and physicians. Community involved, home care for families. Learning new equipment, procedures, great learning experiences.
Team Leader (Current Employee) – Greenfield, MA – March 15, 2017
The industry is suffering right now and it shows. Government reimbursements are difficult to obtain and this hurts everyone. The result of this impacts staffing levels and workable budgets while facing challenges to satisfy our customers and employees.
RN (Current Employee) – Springfield, MA – March 11, 2017
Have worked as an RN here for 25+ years in multiple settings. Pros teaching environment make for lots of clinical growth opportunities and coworker relationships are great. Biggest con is that it remains a topheavy ship with scads of VPs and directors receiving a lions share of salaries and benefits while line staff are overworked and frankly stressed and frightened about job security. It is clear from the latest round of layoffs that you are expendable no matter your performance and the benefits are dwindling....health insurance choices, slim as they are, direct all employees to BH majority owned HNE, which has become costly and restrictive. A sad state for what was once THE place to work.
Patient Transport Technician (Current Employee) – Springfield, MA – February 20, 2017
its expected that you make sure that all staff have assignments to complete and assigned pagers. You also make sure that all staff have all the supplies that they might need accessible to them to complete there job. The management team is absolutely awesome. Hardest part of the job is keeping up with the high volumes of request and data entry that is expected.
MLT (Former Employee) – Springfield, MA – February 18, 2017
They do not provide departments with enough positions to have adequate staffing. Many departments are understaffed with overwhelmed employees and error rates are rising. They spend money on the wrong things, such as offsite construction for new departments, only to move departments back a couple years later. Millions wasted. Very poor financial management and the inadequate staffing affects patient care.
Patient Care Technician I (Current Employee) – Springfield, MA – February 18, 2017
As a team we work very well together. The patients always receive the care they deserve and need. It is a very fast paced unit with a very tight time schedule but we all work together and get the job done.
Medical Assistant (Current Employee) – Springfield, MA – February 12, 2017
I have been with baystate over 5 years I enjoy working for the company. The best part of my job are the patients and co-workers, and the most challanging is feeling like our skill are not utilized well.
Large hospital often employees forgotton in the welm of things
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Springfield, MA – February 4, 2017
Family like atmosphere on individual units otherwise too large of a facility. Treat employees ok since they have become bigger employee needs are not always taken into consideration. Hardest part of the job is working 12 hour shifts