Catholic Identity sold to Corporate Interests
Chaplain-Certified (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – January 16, 2019
I was excited to work at St. Vincent’s as it was a Catholic institution that was founded and run by the Daughters of Charity. However, after the DC sisters left, the hospital became part of a giant corporation called Ascension Health. On the ground, the quality of service deteriorated to the level of profit oriented corporation disguising as “non-profit” just for tax exempt status. The number of nurses and nurse assistants taking care of patients were cut down to toxic levels. At the nursing home that I was working in, which is also a part of the hospital, all the nurses and nurse assistants were busy and dead tired taking care of the patients: feeding the patients and bringing them to the bathroom and giving them their meds and taking their vitals, etc., but there is not enough of them to take care of everybody. It has become customary to see elderly patients that had dementia sitting on urine and excrement for at least an hour. Patients acquire Urinary Tract Infections, pressure ulcers, and other diseases. Once they get admitted to the hospital, a lot of them don’t return anymore to the skilled nursing facility. It is really heartbreaking.
30 minute lunch breaks; health benefits
heavy workload, profit oriented