Published Oct 27, 2002
Does anyone know anything about Tenet Healthcare???I know they own quite a few hospitals in So. Florida, and I would like to know other RN's experiences working for them>good, bad or otherwise - thanks everyone:D
I was in S. FL. recently because I am moving there soon. Are you in the West Palm Beach area by chance? All I know is that Tenet is "for profit". A friend of mine worked for a Tenet facility and didn't have a problem.
I think it depends on wether they remove the previous management... there are a bunch of Tenet owned hopitals in the Jersey/Pennsy area. The one closest to me... I had the left lower lobe of my lung removed in the Tenet hosp near me... The staff looked overworked as most of us are ... they knew I was a nurse and I wound up doing diabetic teaching to my roommate for them cause they asked... so I also think it depends on the size of the facillity as well... overall haven't heard anything bad about the mental health facillities they own ... pay is regionalized so I don't know about the south.
There was a thread about Tenet a couple of months ago that might give you some additional info. It was in General Nursing Discussions, under "Asking about Tenet". Use the search button at the top of the page to find it. Good luck!
I just started working for Tenet Regional Pool in Louisiana. I have no complaints with the pool. However, I almost HAD to go work for them. I used to work with an agency, but everytime I was scheduled to work in one of Tenet's hospitals with the agency, I would get cancelled. In my opinion, Tenet is purposely doing this so that a nurse will leave her/his agency and join their pool. They end up paying out less money for staffing that way. Well, it's working. A nurse has to pay the bills, right? Anyway, I make the same as I did with my agency (will receive $2 more starting in November) and I get the benefits of working mainly in one hospital, and not having to pay for my own TB tests, flu shots, and CPR courses like I did with my agency. Tenet Regional Pool is starting to branch out to other states though, so if you currently work for an agency, notice yourself getting cancelled more, and a Tenet Regional Pool has come to your area, your cancellations are happening with a purpose.
Sorry, don't know how my post got posted twice, but I was unable to delete the second one.
Thanks all for your input - I start working for them this week - I'll let allnurses know how Tenet is in So. Florida.....Thanks again!!!
BadBird, BSN, RN
I worked for Tenet in S. FL 6 yrs ago. They are definately a "for profit" company, staff is skeleton and they do use a lot of travelers. When Tenet took over the hospital I worked for, benefits were cut, not too many happy nurses there.
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