LPN/ charge nurse (Former Employee) – Sturgeon Bay, WI – May 1, 2014
The skilled nursing facility at the Ministry health care Hospital is a very family oriented, close knit environment. We ranged from 20-35 residents. Most were ling term with the occasional short term for rehab. The coworkers were all very supportive and many had been with the company for 5+ years. I was an entry level nurse without experience as a nurse. The DON was very supportive and helpful in both implementing current skills as well learning new ones. The CNAs were great with the residents and taught me useful tips for honing my CNA skills. I am thankful to them for their patience and help. The hardest part of the job was losing a resident. With such a small facility, you really became close to both the resident and many of their family members.
Ministry's values are being taken over by a large corporation
Hospital worker (Current Employee) – Rhinelander, WI – August 20, 2016
I have worked for Ministry for over 3 years and have seen it decline immensely. As an employee, there is no communication, nurses are driven away by lack of supportive staff and huge workloads, and now even their benefits/pensions are being messed with. There is no future for anyone that doesn't have an education and even the "standards" are so high that if someone wanted to come into their work community, they are turned away. Management needs to get their priorities straight.
bad management, poor census, high employee turnover.
Floor nurse (Former Employee) – Stevens Point, WI – August 1, 2016
Long hours, chaotic, understaffed at times, mandation to work over, they take patients then worry about if they have enough staff later. Charge rediculious prices in cafeteria, no employee discount. They sometimes give you a voucher for a meal if you work longer but cafeteria is closed when u can finally get there. High turnover, they do not appreciate the great staff they have. They should feel blessed to have such wonderful caring people, the staff and low levels workers care more about patients then the company, supervisors or mgrs. This brings me to the employees, most are genuine, caring and willing to put patients first which is hard when mgmnt does not have your back.
Centralized Scheduling Representative (Current Employee) – Stevens Point, WI – July 28, 2016
I work for Ministry Medical group as a CSR. I have learned many things at this job about medical terminology and working with patients and professionalism on the phone. Management works hard to keep us happy and makes sure we know what we are doing. Are Co Workers are great we all get along like a family and work together as a team.The hardest part of the job are the patients that can get hard to handle at times. I enjoy my job but I am relocating to Medford with my Fiance and we are starting are future together.
Medical Secretary/Transcriptionist (Current Employee) – Rhinelander, WI – July 18, 2016
Ministry Health Care started as a great, local healthcare company that really cared about its employees and valued their input. Over the past 10 years, the system was sold numerous times and implemented change after change, making it difficult to keep up and even more difficult to be productive and effective as an employee. Despite frustrations, there has been a core group of management and employees who have stuck it out and maintained a working department that strives to exceed expectations on a daily basis.
Decent compensation, some flexibility
Constant change, communication less than desirable
Case Management (Current Employee) – Sturgeon Bay, WI – June 15, 2016
Nice place to work as small type facility with good support systems of team members. Job is great with challenging situations and sometimes frustrating situations (but doesn't every place.) I learned so much about myself as a professional and what remaining compassionate can bring to the satisfaction of your job. Definitely allows for the personal contact with patients and family members as well as staff and management, this comes with long employment in one place.
Social Worker (Former Employee) – Neenah, WI – May 5, 2016
I worked for Ministry Homecare and hospice. I had an absolutely dreadful experience. The immediate supervisors and managers were horrible. You could not trust anyone as they were all out for themselves. This business was more like a catty junior high school than a professional health care organization. For a faith based company, they are the worst hypocrites. Do yourself a huge favor and stay far away!
Micromanagement, no integrity, dishonesty, hostile work environment, low pay.
Recovery Audit and Appeal Specialist (Current Employee) – Appleton, WI – April 7, 2016
During my time with Ministry Health Care, I was given the opportunity to learn how to be the administrator for the database that manages Recovery Audit information. I helped develop process and procedures, created workflow plans, instructions and provided training for new users.
My role continues to expand and I learned how to audit the system, create and generate report able information that is shared with high-level management.
Great work environment, collaboration within the departments has been positive
Many unknowns, staffing changes, organization structure
Registered Medical Assistant - Plover Clinic/Family medicine
Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Plover, WI – February 6, 2016
Positives: large corporation, some co-workers helpful, great benefits, great mission statement, pay fair for position, patients, working with a variety of providers.
Negatives: mission statement not followed, long hours, never left on time, constantly rushed, under staffed, schedule always changing, nurse practitioners were rude and did care whether you got a break or even got a lunch, (there is a company policy regarding this but it was never enforced) 4 managers in two years, hard to get earned time off, high turnover.
PSR (Former Employee) – Stevens Point, WI – January 12, 2016
I have never dreaded waking up and going to work more than I ever have in my entire life as much as I did while employed by Ministry. They completely disregard their mission statement that they claim to be such a huge part of their values. I felt unappreciated and there was tons of favoritism. Different rules applied to different people. Supervisors were stuck up if you weren't in their "club". The day i left was like a huge burden was lifted off my shoulders. They definitely do not treat their employees as a religious company should. The pope would be disgusted. Lol.
Weren't given breaks we were supposed to get. Unappreciative. Rude.