St Rita's Dying as they Switch to Mercy Health
Registered Nurse Supervisor (Former Employee) – Lima, OH – August 23, 2017
For the past 9 years I had been an employee of SRMC. When I started, we were in our prime. The hospital held lots of promise, with good caring physicians and staff. Management was receptive to suggestions to try and improve the work environment for our staff and our patients. RN's received good education and review to help us grow and succeed. Now the staff is lazy, often seen texting or looking at their phones. No one is receptive to constructive criticism or self improvement. Short staffed, stressed, high work load, mandatory overtime. Patient's and families are leaving uneducated and frustrated due to the lack of physician's response and involvement. RN's have so much extra paperwork that they spend more time focusing on their computer than their patient. They are switching the way physicians round and see their patient's so the doctor who has known and seen you for years- are now unable to see and round on their patient's and you get whoever is on call. Patient care is being highly mismanaged and not individualized to the patient and their needs. Opinions to management falls on deaf ears. Management is so out of touch with what bedside nursing and care is about. They do not even understand the concept. St Ritas is dying as a facility because of the lack of understanding or support from the management. Money, money, money is what they are about. How to cut costs and put more money into managements' pockets.