Laboratory Technologist (Former Employee) – Wenatchee, WA – May 19, 2019
Confluence Health is the organization created by the joining of Central Washington Hospital and Wenatchee Valley Medical Center. The monopoly has had a negative impact on health care as a whole for the valley and for both facilities as an employer. Employees of both facilities preferred their working situations before the affiliation as did the health care consumers in the Wenatchee Valley. Benefits and wages have deteriorated because the leadership has control of the whole local job market. There are good people from both organizations who strive to do good work, but the expertise required for management of a large organization is lacking in all levels. The current state of disorganization may be explained by growing pains which are solvable by conscious investment in experienced leadership from outside, but the problems of monopoly are likely permanent. Confluence Health needs to be more concerned with real solutions for patients and employees than with mere impression management.
I enjoyed working for confluence health. TYpical day at work was very fastpaced and busy with injections, procedures, rooming, data entry, phone calls. I enjoyed it all just would have preferred for all employees to be responsible for their jobs.