The HCGH culture was a wonderful opportunity to work with many of the most caring and knowledgeable people I've had the privilege to know. There was a well balanced expectation of work and family, as well as support both within the work environment and for life outside of work. Having moved to the area specifically for this job, it was a the best environment to acclimate.
Speech Language Pathologist (Current Employee) – Columbia, MD – February 20, 2017
All I can say is this facility is poorly managed and leaves you with job security concerns everyday. From the start of my employment, there were problems. For example, I was unable to document for over 2 weeks, while seeing patients. Despite great patients and support from fellow SLPs, it was not the work environment I desired.
I joined the when the units were in flux, hospital was expanding and it was exciting to be included in the process. I was supported by upper management to build my staff and educate them.. I still miss them.
committed employees and management of all levels. Facilitated learning and advancement
printing charts for patients that are admitted to the hospital monitoring EKG strip completion picking up blood and plasma from the lab picking up equipment for patients stocking gowns and gloves on patients door cleaning, organizing
Overall I absolutely love my job. I love getting to meet new people and being able to help them in their time of need. Also learning new medical terms and conditions. My coworkers are great, unfortunately management could use improvement.
Strong, cohesion department. Gained critical care and triage experience in a very busy setting. Co-workers are excellent and we all step up to help one another. Department and hospital are undergoing many management changes and turnover is extremely high. Morale has suffered over the past few months and the community has outgrown the size of the hospital.
The hospital environment is positive for staff to learn. The culture is always trying to improve throughput of patients. There is a learning curve with change and change can be difficult. This results in growing pains.
A typical day at work for me is to come to work everyday on time and do what I am suppose to do and leave unless I am working overtime which I do a lot!
You can learn a lot working at a hospital or just working anywhere! I've learned how to deal with people emotions the most because being in a hospital is not really a good thing...So at times you have people that come in who is visiting a family member, or may be a patient there and a lot of them are not in happy moods and they tend to take it out on everyone, so that's something I have learned to deal with.
Management are GREAT!
My co-workers feel like family! We all work very well together and always get along to get the job done!
I don't think anything at my job is hard for me at all!
The most enjoyable part of my job is being able to help one another everyday, whether its a patient or one of my co-workers etc...
Telemetric Unit Clerical Assistant (Former Employee) – Columbia, MD – September 9, 2016
I had been so blessed to be part of a great companies, Howard county general hospital, I had learn so much, and I'm willing to keep experience more good times and meeting a lot of wonderful people all around the world, Now I am looking for new adventures that I can not wait to explore them.
fun place to workk
my schedule at night was a litthe hard to do even do, I love it
Attractive benefit packages and nice corporate environment. But because it is such a big organization, it takes many steps to get something done and management is going through some kind of change as of summer of 2015. Meaning a lot communication issues were being raised and stability was questionable.
security, established system
communication (too many people involved in any projects)
I loved working for the Hospital. I was extremely good at my jobs and was a go-to person in many different departments. I was flexible with them and the were flexible with me. I only left because of compensation.
HIM Indexer (Current Employee) – Columbia, MD – December 27, 2015
Everyday is never a dull moment. I enjoy working with my coworkers as we continue to learn the EMR system. The hardest part of my job is not be able to utilize all of my skills. The most enjoyable part of my job is helping the Doctors, patients, coworkers and ancillary departments in any way I can.
Management(Director) is the worst. She is unfair and shows favoritism- and it's obvious. If she has it out for you she does not hide it until she gets before HR and she will make them think you are worst employee. Anyway she can capitalize on errors or mistakes she does.
Outpatient Service Coordinator (Current Employee) – Columbia, MD – June 6, 2016
More people are needed to do the job. We are always short staffed. It could be a great place to work if they cared more about employees. The hardest part of the job is the employee moral. I love my job though because I get to help take care of people.