I have seen many changes at Tuomey. I have always worked in a small department, We were all best friends and worked together for the good of the hospital. I have had many different managers. Some great and some made getting up and going to work a real challenge. I have learned over the years that it is your attitude that can make your day a good or bad one. Your attitude can make you or break you. You can not always change those around you but you can work around them. Doing your best work and doing what you can to help the company that you work for reach their goal is most important. I loved my work. Helping others is so rewarding, rather it be a vendor on the phone or a visitor or patient walking down the hall. You can take any job and make it fun and exciting. Some days all I did was key in invoices, but I made it a challenge, trying to do more than the day before. Other days I worked on spreadsheets and balanced the property ledger to the general ledger. I spent several days a month working on fixed assets. No matter what the job, I made it fun. Some took lots of thought and hard work but the end result was rewarding enough for me. Your job is what you make it no matter how small or how large. You can be your worst enemy. Life is to short, why not be your best friend. Set goals for yourself and take pride in what you do. Always try to do your best. Quantity, quality and attitude are three important words.
tuomey is just a great place to work. i loved what i did.
those who try to get ahead by stepping on the ones who really care
Women Center-RN (Current Employee) – Sumter, sc – December 26, 2015
Typical day includes care of a variety of female patients from antepartum and postpartum to surgical and medical patients. The co-workers I have are very supportive. The hardest part of my job is the long hours. The most enjoyable part is being able to serve others.
I enjoyed this job and had wonderful coworkers but there was no hope for advancement. Since I've left one dietitian position has been cut and one other left. They increased her workload without increasing her pay.
I've learned a lot while working at Tuomey. An example being how important it is to make patients and family feel cared for with mindful / sensitive communication.
While the compensation at Tuomey was entirely satisfactory, I remained there because I enjoyed the fellowship with management, peers and patients. Working with hospital staff that truly cares for those in need is important to me. I want to feel that I am making a difference in every aspect of others experience at work.
This is my first job. And don't get me wrong I will be forever greatful for the opportunity and experience, but the teamwork at this place is horrible. The pay doesn't match all the responsibilities that a CNA has to do. SOME of the nurses dont mind lending a hand , but the majority of them will simply not help you, even if they dont have anything else better to do. You've been warned.
Great working with patients. Very poor pay and mangement staff.
CNA (Former Employee) – Sumter – July 24, 2015
Tuomey could be a better place to work if it had better pay and better management.iThe nursing staff for the most part is very lazy and thinks some parts of patient care is not their job. Someone needs to let them know patient care in the healthcare field is everyone's job.
I really enjoyed working for Tuomey. They believe in educating their employees to the max. You were trained very well with your new job before being placed alone. There was room to succeed. I chose to leave because I was a single parent. Moving to Kershaw Health was better for my family.
I loved my job , coworkers and patients but management was very poor. Not all management but this one particular nurse/supervisor is crazy. She manages two separate floors up there and is a devil to work for. She wants you to kill yourself everyday and never ask for a few seconds of a break. If you request time off a month early she will still find a way to not give it to you.. She really is not a people person and honestly she is the only reason I left my job there.
Tuomey Healthcare is a great place to start a career in Healthcare. There are a vast array of learning opportunities if you are willing to take them. The work environment resembles that of a family they try to promote from within before searching outside of the company. With that being said once you are hired there many people do not decide to leave the company until they retire.
A good place to learn, interact with families/pts and gain experience
Interagency Council President (Current Employee) – Sumter, SC – May 2, 2014
Clients are scheduled and visited according to regulations Charting is done on each pt. Calls are made for follow up bereavement Letters/Cards are mail out Flowers are ordered and delivered to patients IDT meetings and assessments are shared with co-workers Research and reading is done for educational presentations The hardest part is the computer program recording patients charts The most enjoyable part is assessment of needs with patients The co workers are pleasant and work as a team Management is restructuring due a court case involving fraud
the last few years their has been a decline in "doing the right thing"
Down to earth staff. Kind patients. Great place to work.
Clinical Technician/ Nursing Student (Former Employee) – Sumter, South Carolina – September 3, 2013
I started at Tuomey Hospital as a nursing student. From there I took on a job as a clinical Technician which is similar to a nurses aid. I learned time management, charting, organization, quality client care and functioning as a member of a team. The hardest part of the job was when we would get several admits and discharges around the same time. The most enjoyable part of the job was the patients. They were kind, gentle and very real.
Fast paced and exciting was a typical day at work you never knew what would happen.I learned to count on my coworkers for support. Team core values and how to be a better care giver and person were also learned.Management was available to handle any concerns as well as tooting the horn for employees when they triumph.My coworkers were the best any one could ask for, they are hard working and caring individuals.The hardest part of the job was not being able to assist every patient that sat before me. The most enjoyable part was making someone angry-happy and sad-smile.