I worked at CHC for 19 years! I loved most of my coworkers, it's what kept me there so long, but management does not know what they are doing. They recently moved sick cardiac patients from a unit where all the nurses had years and years of cardiac experience and put them on a unit with nurses who have been medical nurses for years before they were able to get all the appropriate education! It isn't safe and we've seen some bad outcomes. We were always working short staffed, making it very unsafe in emergency situations. There is no room for growth, mgmt. plays favorites, you wont be given opportunities if you speak your mind and try to support what's right for the patients, only if you go along with what the management wants, or if you are friends or family of the CEO/managers. It's disheartening to see how things have gone there over the years, you would hope for more out of a small community hospital. The community unfortunately doesn't see what's happening on the inside and the unsafe practices that are happening. Also, our insurance benefits are terrible. If you don't go to CHC docs, (which believe me, once you know some, it's hard to find one you'd want to go to) they don't pay the higher coverage, and if you need a procedure you can't get there, they pay at the lower coverage as well. Really not fair. They preach "wellness' but won't pay for appropriate screenings recommended by your doctor.
Teamwork, there is no other way to get by
Poor management, no reward/recognition for a job well done, no room for growth.