Does anybody work for CHS?

  1. I am an LPN, I really need a break from LTC, I've been offered a position, working 7p to 7a at our local hospital which is a CHS hospital. Can anybody give me any feedback about what it's like to work for this company? I don't want to jump out of the frying pan into the fire so to speak!! Any advice you could give would be appreciated.
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    About dekatn

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    LTC Charge Nurse

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  3. by   TazziRN
    Is that the Catholic hospitals? I know people who work for one in Santa Cruz and they love it.
  4. by   shape0fmyheart
    CHS is a monster corporation that owns something like 78 hospitals throughout the country. I am just getting ready to quit my job at a hospital owned by CHS, mostly because of my manager but also because I have just been fed up with the way they run this hospital for months now. At the end of last year we ran out of tons of supplies but were not allowed to order more because the "budget" was done until the new year came. We did not have tissues, urinals, graduated cylinders, thermometer probes, etc. The list grew and grew. We are constantly understaffed. They actually SAID that they couldn't hire any staff for our hospital because it "wasn't making them enough money". They have a "rule" that anyone that walks into the ER that is over 70 is automatically admitted, and people that come in just complaining of abd. pain ALWAYS get admitted and get the full work up. They care about top dollar, and that's it. Patients and employees, what do they matter? The CEO rarely even looks in the nurses' direction but if he sees a doctor he's immediately got a brown nose. I know it's a sad fact that most hospitals are run this way today but in comparing stories to other nurses I know, theirs don't sound quite as bad.
  5. by   TazziRN
    Quote from shape0fmyheart
    They care about top dollar, and that's it. Patients and employees, what do they matter? The CEO rarely even looks in the nurses' direction but if he sees a doctor he's immediately got a brown nose. I know it's a sad fact that most hospitals are run this way today but in comparing stories to other nurses I know, theirs don't sound quite as bad.
    Uh, noooo, it's not........a fact, I mean.
  6. by   shape0fmyheart
    Quote from TazziRN
    Uh, noooo, it's not........a fact, I mean.
    Well I'd sure like to find one of those hospitals then.
  7. by   TazziRN
    Come to California.

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