Director of Medical Surgical (Former Employee) – Montrose, CO – November 22, 2018
I enjoyed working at MMH for 13 years. Now management has changed and not as nice a place to work, I left for career advancement. They did have education assistance, but made me pay it back when I left after 13 years because it had only been a few months since I got my BSN
Never dull, frequently surprisng and often messy. I Love the families.
RN Labor and Delivery (Current Employee) – Montrose, CO – November 1, 2018
My days as a staff nurse on our Family Center being at 0700 with morning report and patient allocation for the day which is done as a group. We then go with the off going RN to meet our patients and hand off care. The days activities can vary quite a bit. I might do labor and delivery, neonatal nursery ,postpartum and answer questions on the phone all in one day! In 12 years at this hospital I have learned more than I can say here about the art and science of birth which will always remain a mystery. During that time I have also learned a lot about the regulatory environment which seems to be ever evolving. It is certainly complex. I have a decent working knowledge of TJC processes. I have learned how to conduct a root cause analysis and how to abstract data to meet compliance standards The hardest part of the job is seeing families in need and not having the resources to help them. My time at MMH has seen tumultuous upheaval and instability in management though it seems on an improving course right now. With the changes in leadership have been some stressful times in our culture. Overall it is a place where people are kind and friendly throughout the organization but where there is a serious disconnect between clinical staff and management.One hand does not know what the other one is doing. The best part of the job is sharing this special, intimate experience with moms and families. Word do not describe the love and joy I feel when things go right.
Closest hospital to home. Great cafeteria. Lots of paid leave.
Poor communication horizonally in the organization. Several benifits have been cut over the years.
A “family” that you’re not included in- don’t apply if you are an independent thinker
Social Worker, Case Manager (Former Employee) – ARU – October 27, 2018
My co workers would run to my boss over things they shouldn’t and never spoke directly to me. The team harassed me through my supervisor and she let it continue. They took my position which was a previously 40/hour week, full time position down to a part time saying 20 hours / week was enough because the census was low enough in the unit & it “occasionally” may require more. That is a gross misrepresentation of the needs required to meet patients needs & MMH mission. Working part time is important to some employees for a good work / life balance & child care needs & when the demands grow greater than what is needed & promised , an organization should re-evaluate that instead of always looking at dollars & valuing their employees after so much investment.
Director (Former Employee) – Montrose, CO – April 12, 2018
Now that the Chief Nursing Officer, (J.N.) is gone and the last CEO, things may be getting better. Heavy on the managment side, especially managers/directors that have no clue and many with a lack of education to lead departments. But... What do you expect for a small town. Cardiology is ran by non educated leadership as well as surgery and pulmonary. No social or discharge direction. Ran by an outside firm that only has profit as an interest. Lots of turnover and no dedication to employees and the work they do.
Great starting point for careers
Management, especially medical, surgical and reapiratory
Tray Delivery, Dishwasher, and Cashier (Former Employee) – Montrose, CO – March 5, 2018
An average day in the kitchen of MMH consisted of welcoming smiles and good workers. The best part of the job was the people. Everyone was respectful and very much about teamwork. The amazing teamwork made the everyday craziness go by so much smoother.I learned a lot working, especially about the importance of communication. The hardest part of the job was the fast pace of the kitchen. If you didn't move fast then you didn't have a job.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Montrose, CO – February 14, 2018
The senior leadership is changing the culture of the hospital to make the employees less satisfied. This is happening with poor communication to the lower level employees without regard to the morale and how it is affecting the organization as a whole.
One person is ruining the family feel and close knit relationship of the organization
Case Management (Former Employee) – Montrose, CO – January 29, 2018
A lovely little hospital with wonderful people. They have a great following in their community and have an amazing group of services available. Their senior leadership is experiencing some growing pains. My department suffered from and extraordinary lack of leadership and direction while our manager pretended to be in senior leadership.
RRT (Former Employee) – Montrose, CO – December 16, 2017
I love this hospital!! It is the best environment I have ever worked in for any job I have ever held. You have great communication with you Supervisor and Director, nurses and doctors and everyone you come across. I would work here again and it was worth the drive from Grand Junction just to work in this environment. This hospital is very supportive and everyone smiles. The drive from Grand Junction during the winter was the only hard part.
Work environment, pay, advancement, boss is great, benefits and the whole hospital environment.
Cleaning Technician (Former Employee) – Montrose, CO – July 29, 2017
Just look at the job postings and that says it all. Always looking for nurses and even cleaning techs. CEO needs to go along with several directors and supervisors. Talked to a lot of residents in Montrose and they say they would rather go to Delta's hospital then Montrose because they are always unstaffed and management is worthless. I've worked at Montrose Hospital and was so glad that I quit. Beware you will regret it.
REGISTERED NURSE - EMERGENCY ROOM LEVEL 3 (Former Employee) – Montrose, CO – July 19, 2017
Out of all the ER's I've worked in Montrose by far is one of the top. Don't let the "small community" fool you as it is a rocking ER with great cases/traumas that come thru the door, you will never get bored. The other thing that set Montrose aside from others is the GREAT doctors that work there. They collaborate with the team would rather be called by there first name and harbor no ego.. fantastic team players and truly a gift to work with. I started there as a traveler and hired on per diem but the 5 hour commute made it too tough and had to quit but if you are looking for a great community to live in and an amazing hospital to work for Montrose Community is your next home!!