Employee (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – January 9, 2018
West Houston Medical Center is part of HCA. HCA is making its mark on the healthcare industry in Houston by staying relevant and competitive. It is a good place to work with many campuses to select from.
Very little opportunity for growth. Management is stifling. Nothing is done to improve workplace culture. The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that I am working to make a difference in the lives of others, to improve their quality of care.
If you like working under staffed this is the place to come. Many times when I went into work only 1 CNA was available for 52 patients. So guess who ends up bathing, feeding, changing diapers the Nurse. Normally we are supposed to have 4 CNA's and 5 patients. However 90% of the time we have 6 patients in 1 CNA. The work sucks and the turnover is very high.
Behavioral Health Technician (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – February 1, 2018
Working there was great. Was able to go to school and work weekends. You are recognized for your service with them. You have to be willing to learn and now wait for someone to tell you what to do all the time
The weak administrative team has many ideas of what they want to accomplish but no idea how to get there. Staff is often put in unsafe situations to perform new duties with little to no education. Once this hospital gets an accreditation they lose it due to lack of staff support.
Unit Secretary (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – October 15, 2017
This is a good company to work for. They are pretty generous in their benefits and you will likely work your normal 40 with some overtime. Be ready to hit the ground running, they are a very busy hospital.
Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – July 9, 2017
I enjoyed there when I was with patient, when I took patient's history, took their vitals, discuss with them about their illness. I learned there how to make appointment, how to take care of new and old patient.
Workers (nurses, X-ray techs, etc. ) seem to be friendly and helpful but administration seemed aloof of simple problems that could easily have been improved. Pharmacy was a tight group, helped each other a lot.
Unit Secretary (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – June 13, 2017
ER Nurses are horrible and send patients to the floor angry. Units close down out of the blue with no explanation. I enjoyed my coworkers, but management and pay is horrible. Plus it's hard to grow within the company