Cardiac Nurse/Nurse Anesthetist/Perfusionist Beware
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Englewood, NJ – October 30, 2018
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center’s cardiac surgery program is a toxic environment to work in. The cardiac surgeons are an outside, money-driven contract group with strong self-serving power and influence that reaches the highest officers of the company. Hush money, fear tactics, public shaming (and termination) of team members have created a culture where everyone is walking on egg shells at all times with the continuous fear of being terminated. The added stress of thinking how to speak and if you should speak from fear of ‘bothering’ a superior is enough to break anyone. It’s no wonder they have had the same positions posted as a small program for not just months, but years. The middle managers are enabling cowards, bowing down to the administration, cleverly disguised and business centric, at the team’s expense. There are perks for being liked and subservient. I would not recommend any peer, colleague, or friend to work for this program. This is a mental health nightmare in an already high stress specialty.