– July 25, 2012
I am in utter shock of this co-worker's statments. I have worked for McLaren at the Cancer Center for many years and have never once felt like this. I take full pride in my job and the patient's are the staffs main concern. We have had management issues here and there, but what center has not? You cannot group them as a whole. We have individual leaders that stand out and do an excellent job. I have told many people over and over again that if one of my family members got cancer, McLaren Cancer Center- Flint would be one of the first places I would reccomend them ( I have worked at a handful of cancer centers in the state of Michigan). For the person who wrote this, I pray that you find a new job some place else very soon. It saddens me that you may be portraying your poor attitude and lack of judgement here at our cancer center.
Honestly – July 30, 2012
Who ever is the co-worker that is "so shocked" may need to take their head out of the sand and look at the problems in this department seriously. I wouldn't let my dog get treatment at this center, let alone a loved family member. Yes, there are definitely some stand out members of the staff that do their best to make things right for the patients, but their hands are tied by the lack of management and slack, hands-off care of the physicians. I have never seen, heard of, or worked for a cancer center in which the physicians have such little to do with the patient care. They are not involved in the simulations, they barely have time for the treatment planning, they do not ever review the patients set-up films, and they never see their own patients for on-treatment visits. I honestly do not see how they can sleep at night, knowing that an untrained PA is responsible for such a life-changing tasks. I do not have a bad attitude...I am actually one of the few people trying to make things right and effective for the patients. I do however feel that I am up against a brick wall...things will never improve here as long as reimbursement is high and the physicians, managers, and directors are being paid very, very well. It is a truly sad fact and it is indeed the patients that not only suffer but pay dearly for the suffering...both in health and financially.
Pauline – October 5, 2012
Mangement lacks experience and training, and it's total confusion all the time . There are different rules for everyone that works there. If you are management's neighbor you can do what you.want. Management is also duplicitous. Not a good place to work unless your a suck up. I, unfortunately, had to quit due to the fact they are not there for the patients. They are only there to make money for themselves.