RN (Former Employee) – Berwick, PA – April 21, 2017
As a nurse at Berwick Hospital, I worked in different areas. I learned to be more flexible. The management was good, until CHS bought the place. That is when my job was "terminated". I worked in 3 different areas at the time. They no longer had need for that. The people I worked with were like a big family. It was a small hospital in a small town.
Dietary Cook (Former Employee) – Berwick, PA – January 12, 2015
Unless you are a kiss up or family of management you will not advance. There are people in management who do NOT have any college degrees in their field, but yet this hospital expects to pay their employees that do have degrees an unfair wage !! Management does not care about overall patient care. All CHS is worried about is making a profit for shareholders and all the directors are worried about is making their bonuses by under staffing departments, not hiring when there are positions available, and screwing their staff by making them use PTO to make up 40 hours when they are sent home early. In the dietary department you are expected to work what they call a split shift which consists of working a morning shift (5/6am to 1:30/2 pm ) , leave and then come back at 4 pm and work til 7 pm . Not much of your day left after that. I worked as a cook there for 2 1/2 years and all I got was a 25¢ total raise. Yes you read that right. And I was a sucker for staying that long. I was promised a lot and there was always an excuse !! Please do yourself a favor and look elsewhere .
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Berwick, PA – July 22, 2014
CONS: Upper management at this institution lack even the most basic managerial/leadership skills (middle managers and supervisors are simply "yes" men), continuing education is non existent, the pay is the lowest in the region with very expensive benefits, employee morale is at an all time low which leads to constant back biting and sabotaging of fellow co workers, management intentionally under staffs nursing units (supervisors actually send nurses home and forces them to be "on call" for $10 per 8 hour shift) without regard to basic patient safety, and employees have absolutely no voice in any process. The ONLY focus is the bottom line. And as an extra added bonus, the medicine being practiced here is at least 15 years behind what it should be....I do not anticipate this hospital remaining open much longer.
I'd like to list a few PROS to working here, but there are absolutely none.
HOUSEKEEPING (Former Employee) – Berwick, PA – April 8, 2013
Clean rooms and sanitize various areas of the hospital maintaining the hygiene in order to prevent any spread of diseases. Change bedding and make beds as directed. Gather and empty trash. Clean and polish furniture and fixtures Clean windows, glass partitions, and mirrors.. Dust furniture, walls, machines, and equipment. Move and arrange furniture, and turn mattresses. Steam-clean or shampoo carpets.
RN (Former Employee) – Berwick, PA – December 20, 2011
This small hospital absolutely fulfills the community's need in a pinch. There is some excellent care there, however, there are some improvements that are needed and are, in fact, in the process of being made.