Clean and well maintained hospital with growing census
Patient Care Technician (Current Employee) – Clermont, FL – July 25, 2017
This is an amazing hospital to work. It is the most centrally located hospital in lake county and the hospital census is steady and reliable. Work is to be expected on a daily basis as any other hospital. Management is kind and understanding and upper management always makes their rounds to say hello on a regular basis. The culture of coworkers is very desirable and I enjoy working with everyone in my unit.
RN (Former Employee) – Clermont, FL – July 8, 2017
I worked at South Lake Hospital for two years. It's a community hospital in a rapidly growing section of Clermont, which is literally next door to the greater Orlando area. Most days were extremely hectic on my unit. I was regularly taking care of more patients than was safely possible (compare the nurse-to-patient ratios at this hospital to those in California or to those proposed by National Nurses United at the Federal level with Senate bill 1063 and House bill 2392). When I would complain about having too many patients, or an unbalanced assignment, I would be told that I just needed to ask for help when I needed it. Well, that would be nice; but who was available to help? Most times my charge nurse had a patient of his/her own and was also swamped with administrative tasks. The nurses working in my unit were almost always swamped as well, and it wasn't for lack of trying to delegate or prioritize. The managers are out of touch because the administrators are out of touch with the daily realities of bedside nursing. Most of the processes are nurse-driven and whenever a change comes around it always results in more work for the already overworked nurses. Getting out late is an almost daily occurrence, and your manager will make sure to mark you down for this on your annual review despite the fact most units are working on a skeleton crew. The pay was abysmal considering the cost of living in the area. I was paying over half of my take home pay for an apartment. The only enjoyable part of your job will be interacting with your coworkers; but that's the same everywhere you go.more... I still keep in touch with some of my coworkers and they tell me that not much has changed for the better since my departure. Most of them only stay because they have homes and families in the area. Management and Administration keep promising that they will revisit compensation; but they've been promising that for quite some time now with no tangible results yet.less
Decent cafeteria, Ample free parking, Some nice coworkers
Out of touch managers and administrators, unsafe patient assignments, low pay, poor yet pricey benefits, no real opportunities for advancement, always short staffed
I've worked for South Lake Hospital for more than 5 years and it's a great place to work and staffs are well trained. It is well equiped with new and sophisticated equipments. The hospital has one of the best doctors in Central Florida is also a family-friendly hospital that caters to Clermont residents and other neighboring cities.
RN (Current Employee) – Clermont, FL – June 22, 2016
It's a great place to work unless you are in Care Coordination as the department is lacking leadership that cares. Frequent schedule and job changes makes for a very unhappy team and HR doesn't support it's long term employees but instead a flunky supervisor
ER Registration Clerk (Current Employee) – Clermont, FL – June 2, 2016
It is a very good job. A typical day in my job consists of me going into the patients room and gathering the information to then update it later. The hardest part of the job is that sometimes you can get stuck working by yourself and it can get a little overwhelming.
CNA (Former Employee) – Clermont, FL – November 8, 2015
Staff was very helpful, i was always learning something new. It helped me to be working in the hospital while being in school because i got to apply all of the information i was learning to the real world.
South Lake Hospital is an outstanding institution that provides quality and efficient care across the health care continuum. It is affiliated to the National Training Center that offers training to national and international athletes.
I worked for SLH for Many years PRN; Part Time & eventually Full Time. I Made Many friends. Enjoyed Going to work. Took advantage of learning what I could. Retired. Management was always there for me answered all my questions & took time out to talk if needed. The Hardest Part Of the job was - That's a hard question to answer- maybe @ times a heavy patient load. The best was A patient improving & A Thank you Or Just the look on the Faces Of Patients, Family & Co workers made it all Great & proud to be a Nurse.
Ice Cream Socials- I used to love that & Christmas Get together