Volunteer at Same Day Surgery (Former Employee) – Waukegan, IL – September 12, 2018
Everyone at the hospital is friendly. Sure some people have bad days but for the most part everyone is friendly from the CNA's to the MD's. My time with Vista was short but I hope I can work there one day as a Medical Lab Technologist.
Medical Receptionist (Current Employee) – Zion, IL – June 13, 2018
MANAGEMENT SUCKS! I am not sure how they pick their management, but it is poorly picked. They are always looking for HIGH numbers from providers and they do not care about patient care, or how overwhelmed the staff can be. Staff stays on the pay rate that they started, there is never any bonus or pay increases. People get laid off left and right. Sometimes the staff cannot even get their lunch break. You will not get sick time paid if you call in on a Monday or Friday, no holiday pay it will be taken off from you VACATION TIME.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Critical care – September 9, 2017
Poor management. You will be the first one they throw under the bus. If things go well, they'll take the credit, even though they had no direct input. But if there's a problem, they'll point their figure in your direction. These mgrs are coated in Teflon, nothing sticks. As for compensation, not really competitive as compared to other hospitals in the surrounding area. Their healthcare coverage is lousy. High premiums & high deductibles and covers nothing. But to be fair, all the other area hospitals insurance is lousy too.
Manager (Former Employee) – Waukegan, IL – July 25, 2018
would not recommend working here,management poor, not loyal to peers,work environment poor, physicians have too much power, old school policies reign,do not foster creative thinking, silos within leadership
Hands on work is expected by all from the top down.
Business Office Supervisor (Current Employee) – Waukegan, IL – March 23, 2014
The days fly by quickly, I may have an appearance in court, a team meeting or conference call and customer service phone calls to return. Paperwork includes alot of analytical review of documents for completion and accuracy. Verifying charity status and validating amounts. Determining if an account is correctly going to bad debt. What I learned was the value of organization and being on good terms with your peers. Management varied greatly in skill set so I learned to be a self starter and push my own team. Coworkers are great people, but skill sets also vary greatly. The hardest part of the job was working with the few who were not team players. The most enjoyable part was working with the majority who were team players.
Radiologic Technologist (Former Employee) – Waukegan, IL – June 7, 2016
The competence of the organization is the worst I've ever seen in the healthcare industry. The pay is good 4 the surrounding Healthcare Systems in the area however you work 3 times as hard as you would in any other Health Care system. They do not care about their employees they will work you until you drop. The benefits are the worst I've ever seen in any health care System. Nobody that works for Vista is team orientated everyone is out for themselves so get used to being stabbed in the back from every direction.
VISTA Intern (Former Employee) – Waukegan, IL – November 28, 2017
I liked working at Vista Health System, the environment was great and people were very sweet to me. I completed every task given to me and I tried my best to make it good so that my manager and co-workers could be happy with my work. I faxed for them and they said thank you for your hard work, they're very sweet when you get their job done. I was happy hearing a thank you, even if I'm a teenager it made me feel welcomed and good about myself. Thank you.
Some co-workers were sweet, the people care about your well being, they want to help you with whatever task you were given to make it easier.
Didn't see the amount of effort I put in, said I talked a lot when I was just helping my co-worker with work, they talk about some co-workers, wasn't given the right attitude I'd thought I should've received.
MLT (ASCP) (Current Employee) – lab – September 19, 2017
This is the most ironic thing I have ever heard in my life. They very calculatingly run off the dependable, loyal local employees to the point they are now staffing the lab with expensive, out-of-town, temporary travel techs who are contracted for 12 weeks and must be trained and know they are not going to stay here so they don't care anything about the hospital or the patients. They are being paid significantly more than the regular employees and the regular employees are so tired and fed up they are to the point of not caring. there is no secretary, short on phlebotomists, short on techs, short on management that knows what they are doing and all this controlled by a CNO and HR director who have no knowledge of the lab and need to retire or be retired themselves. the best thing about the job was your co-workers, kind of like your fellow warriors. the worst part was administration and management. there are maybe 4 of the original lab personnel left and the rest are untrained and contracted because no one else will work there. local techs who live 5 minutes away will drive an hour to work somewhere else. that should tell you something.
Great place, friendly team environment, patient focused
Manager (Current Employee) – Vista East – August 3, 2016
I am very happy at Vista! Every member of the team here is friendly. Management works well together. Many advancement opportunities available. I recommend either apply at Vista or coming here for your care or your loved ones care.
Rewarding while gaining good work and hospital experiance
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Waukegan, IL – May 1, 2015
A typical day at work would be managing and maintaining public safety to the public and staff. Our main daily duties are conducting patrols of the hospital and deescalating situations that may arise with conflicted patients towards the staff.
Vista needs to create psych programming for inpatient to best provide for patients
Psych tech (Former Employee) – Waukegan – August 13, 2014
When I was vista, I was hired as a psych tech. Shifts are stable but the management has high turn over and a lot of the techs and nurses are burnt out. Staff gossip, but this is typical of any hospital.
Good experience in inpatient setting, shift differentials
Lack of staff training on how to lead groups and working with psych patients
Medical Technologist (Generalist) (Former Employee) – Waukegan, IL – March 5, 2013
I love to work on this place.Nice, management and supervisor. Enjoyable part is you learn everyday new things in your professsion and keeps you busy. There is no hardest part I see in this job but the only peoblem is they pay less. But people are nice and love to work on this place if they pay reasonable.