LPN (Former Employee), Silver Spring, MD – July 13, 2014
Pros: good benefits and hours
Cons: so busy that sometimes you miss lunch and hardly ever get breaks
I enjoyed working the people at Holy Cross. My position was not one where there was room for advancement, though. Overall, the benefits and working conditions were great. I had some really great managers, too. The hardest part of the job was the volume we had in the triage unit of L&D, but the most enjoyable part was that I went to there everyday to – more... do what I loved and worked with very good people. The pay could have been more competitive, but working conditions are far more important when you want longevity, than the pay. I left because of personal reasons outside of work and really miss working there. – less
Histotechnician Student (Extern) (Current Employee), Silver Springs, MD – June 10, 2014
The time I have spent at Holy Cross has provided me the opportunity to be versatile in all facets of histology. Both management and coworkers encourage an atmosphere of partnership, and aid one another in the practice of principles and techniques that are pivotal to individual job success.
Holy Cross Hospital is a small acute care facility that understands the importance of teamwork. Not one person's opinion or idea goes without being acknowledged. It truly is a great environment to work in and allows for great patient care.
Patient Care Assist (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – May 27, 2014
I love what I do in the health care industry. I'm a PCT and I love coming to work taking pride in helping those who need help. my main focus at work is responding to my patients needs, customer service, vitals, ekg's and phlebotomy
Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee), Fort Lauderdale, FL – May 8, 2014
Being on an off hour shift, primarily shouldering the responsibility of the operations, maintenance, service calls and repairs to a 500 bed hospital can be exhausting and if you do not have a love for service, almost a long slow grind.
New management technique? Having seen and absorbed what my experience and background have allowed, its remarkable – more... how well most of my prior managers were able to work within the limits of their resources until the effects of modernization caught up to the demands of the tasks. Modernization does not make good managers, its the people.
Co-workers at a hospital with a history as rich and colorful as Holy Cross are truly a treasure to observe interacting when they are operating efficiently. People actually seem to be happier when they are able to accomplish the everyday tasks with a great deal of pressure if and when they operate with purpose.
It is difficult to watch a transition, when people are divided and the staffing manager has determined that drastic cuts are necessary to save money, when the people are already being overworked by inherent inefficiencies.
Service. When you look into a persons who might have just had a critical operation eyes, doing the best you can to make them comfortable, and see how much peace it brings to their hearts. Nothing is better. – less
EVS (Former Employee), SLIVER SPRING,MD – May 6, 2014
Performs detailed cleaning of designated patient areas (rooms, individual lavatories) exam rooms, nursing stations, public areas (restrooms) and ancillary areas on a specific floor or may perform cleaning in specialized areas, using a seven step cleaning process. The worker utilizes wheeled and hand held cleaning equipment; elevator access within an – more... eight story hospital and linoleum flooring. – less
LPN (Former Employee), Fort Lauderdale, FL – May 2, 2014
Pros: benefits and tuition reimbursement
Holy cross overall is a great organization to work for but the department that I was in was completely horrible the Supervisor and DON likes to micro manage making the environment very uncomfortable and I was personally being bullied by the Supervisor and for the pay I was offered it was not worth it. I resigned asfter getting my one year experience.