Nurse Manager (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 26, 2016
The CEO and Sr. Executive Team lack respect for one another which leads to a very bad working relationship among the team. The CEO would always promise staff wage increases but never follow through and would not communicate back to the staff as to why they were not getting any merit, or wage adjustment of any kind. Staff turnover is very high. Very difficult to recruit experienced / talented staff as a result. Care is not the greatest.
Executive (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 4, 2016
Throughout March through May 2016 NAH has brought in a new executive leadership team that is poised to make a big difference in both the employee experience and patient experience. Huron Consulting has been here - giving leadership feedback and direction on how to improve the business and the employee environment. These changes, along with a few additional factors make NAH an organization on the rise that healthcare professionals should think about - or re-examine it as a great place to practice their profession.
Independent organization, flatter, less bureaucracy, family oriented
Have to watch the financial P's and Q's closely...
Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – February 25, 2016
I have worked here for about little under 6 months they are always short staffed. The manager doesn't care about her CNA on the floor she never wants to hear anything you have to say that will improve the floor. How do you expect 2 CNA to take care of 24 patients and 15 of them are complete care it is so sad that you only care about saving a dollar and could care less about your patients and the CNA that take care for them. If they have 4 CNA on the floor they will move 1 and make the other take a sitting case at night u are moving patients from 1 floor to the next stop being so cheap hire a transporter for nights they do not pay the CNA anything so I am sure they have the money. This place is a joke of a hospital it's more like a nursing home it should be closed down .
mammography technologist (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – February 8, 2016
Reinforced my feelings about not wanting to work at an inner city hospital. Although nice to your face, most medical imaging staff talked behind your back. The lead technologist hated me from the start and was continually bad mouthing me. The manager, who had been let go from 4 other management positions in as many years, was horrible. Talked about her staff and other managers all the time. Discussed their personal issues, the disciplinary actions, even gossiped about her own boss!
The radiologists were a very disfunctional group, didn't want to be there and complained about it all the time. Medical and Radiation Oncologists fought during tumor board meetings. Nasty, back stabbing environment.
Engineer (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 19, 2016
What a great place to call the office Lincoln Park Zoo allowed me to see how different a day to day job can be from the normal mundane to the thrill of working in close proximity of animals and dedicated zoo keepers.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 5, 2015
I love that NAH has a program to assist nurses with transitioning from long term care to a hospital setting. Patient load is typical to other area hospitals, and support staff is very willing to assist as needed.
Student Nurse / Clinical Rotations (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 30, 2015
I like that it is well staff, I like that there is a protocol and procedure for emergencies. I liked the night nurses complete end of shift report . I am thankful for the opportunity this facility give me as a nursing student.
behavioral medicine (Current Employee) – Chicago IL – September 28, 2015
I am not sure about other departments, but behavioral medicine has been a fairly pleasant experience as an employee. The schedules have been flexible and management is fair. As with any organization, there are times that different employees have discord, but I think overall if you remember why you come to work you can avoid arguments and see the big picture.
benefits are lacking; tuition reimbursement is low
Registered nurse (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 11, 2015
Typical day lasted over the scheduled 8 on a regular basis. Even when you do them a favor and work over, they act as though it was an expectation. The environment is toxic. Many of the managers are incompetent. They don't want to do their job, and try to foist it off on other departments and managers/coordinators. Petty fights about who has what office space. No raises, more agency than staff,
Head recruiter and VP of Human resources act like they are pulling the money out of their own pockets when it comes to negotiating wages at hiring. They refuse to accept there are problems, preferring to blame it on the employees. Hardest part of the job was the constant meetings. No wonder nothing gets done! They are holding meetings about meetings.
The only enjoyable part of the job was my coworkers in both the E.R. and ICU. They were class. Many of them I would trust with my family members. Not so much the rest of the hospital though.
My best day was when I walked out the doors!
Many of the hourly employees
Poor pay, lack of respect, being talked down to by incompetent leaders
Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 2, 2015
I worked at this hospital for 13 years and one day my manager comes and tells me I'm terminated. for no apparent reason but just because he thought I was doing more than my job description. Crazy, instead of telling me "good job". HR is the worst. several people had complained of the way this guy would harass all the employees and they did nothing but back him up. I would not recommend this place to anyone that wants respect from their employer. patients are great and so are the providers but administration is the worst.
Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – July 7, 2015
I worked in the clinic setting. It was a great environment. I enjoyed working with patients. I learned a lot as a new medical assistant. I collaborated with multidisciplinary health care team. I recommend this place to work.
Staff RN, Labor & Delivery (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 4, 2015
Nursing staff is caring & offered great compassion to the "at need" patient population. Inadequate staffing made for hectic shifts, but the staff worked well together despite many challenges. Too many changes in leadership made for inconsistencies.