FMH cares for their patients but it is not a pleasant enviornment to work in. The management is disorangized and detached and they only provide feedback if it benefits their goals. They take care of their "lifers" and do not work with you to improve your skills or advance within the position. The work enviornment is hostile and the morale is low. There is a disconnect and lack of communication between departments. You will only get ahead if you succumb to the pressure of meeting their goals. Working here is like being in high school again.
Medical Records Clerk (Former Employee) – Frederick, MD – December 29, 2015
Frederick Memorial Hospital is a very nice hospital for patients and staff in the clinical field. It is very hard to move up the ladder and I have found that a lot of the supervisors do not give any kind of feedback and are not helpful to those wanting to move up into management positions. The pay is minimum along with a very small percentage allocated for yearly raises. The physicians and nursing staff all seem very happy and the patient care is very good.
The best part about working at FMH was the dept manager. She was very kind and fair and provided education opportunities needed. The worse part was the cliquishness and judgmental coworkers. Some were ok but others would make coworkers uncomfortable if they didn't fit it to their group. Also, the pay was the lowest I have come across, starting at over 6 less than other hospitals.
Support Services Assistant (Former Employee) – Frederick, MD – September 25, 2015
i have to hard life and i aways support of my co worker from Fredrick memorial hospital . Filed documents alphabetically Cleaned tables and chairs in waiting rooms Served crackers and iced soda to patients as needed Adhered to rules regarding cleanliness and sterilization Cleaned and hung to dry blood pressure equipment Received outstanding employee award
I really enjoyed working the night shift with 7 days on and 7 days off. The hours were 10 pm to 7 am Thursday night to Wednesday morning. working in the OR and making IV's and chemotherapy was very fulfilling
Its a good place to work. The manages and Supervisors at this one off site needs some approvement. The higher in command needs to ask the workers how are things going, and truly listen to their feedback. some are afraid their jobs will be jeopary if they talk.
Medical office staff/coding and billing. (Current Employee) – Wound Care and Hpberbaric – April 22, 2015
I have worked in 4 departments and everyon of them have been a positive experience. My co-worker have all been supportive, the doctors easy to work for and my supervisors and directors are always available and helpful.
My typical day is prioritizing my work. Usually I do the billing first, then the coding and abstracting of patient accounts. I am also the back up to our front desk, so will answer phones and help check in patients if needed. I also assist with any request from doctors and nursing staff. I enjoy my job and co-workers. I have always felt the FMH is a family not just a job.
great work evironment, professional and personal
parking can be a problem for us and the patients with construction
Phlebotomist (Former Employee) – Frederick, MD – February 26, 2015
Overnight work load is extensive and hard. Co-workers are fun and hard working. Management treats you like elementary children. No room to take initiative, or be a self starter. You are not allowed to think for yourself or think outside the box. No personal time off, they don't have staff to cover for you. Management expects you to stay over or to work overtime. You are not appreciated for the job you do.
Staff nurse in Home Health dept (Former Employee) – Frederick, Maryland – December 18, 2014
I held several roles while working at FMH for 9 years. The hospital was also willing to meet my scheduling needs. I went from full time to part time and at times held a short term assignment. I found the staff I worked with to be very friendly. It is a community based hospital but advanced in the medical care they provide the community