Lowest Morale and discrimination towards female providers
by Maria , 06/23/2013
I was treated so poorly when Essentia took over Brainerd Medical Center and the hospital as a female provider and this organization is terrible to work for. They do not support their employees nor do they promote female providers. It is a good ole boys club, and I was blamed for the behavior of problem patients and had no one to stand with me. I gave excellent care and when I refused to hand out prescriptive drugs like candy I was fired. I had excellent clinical skills and was morally correct in the care I gave in looking out for the short and long term health of my patients. I saw such poor care given to patients by male counterparts like ordering costly, tests, which were not necessary just to benefit the Essentia organization in financially boosting their profits. Patients were lied to about their diagnoses repeatedly and were heavily given unnecessary antibiotics and addictive drugs. Poorly skilled employees were hired at cheaper wages replacing highly skilled and experienced nurses, providers. I felt used and abused by Essentia and would not recommend anyone utilizing their facilities nor would I recommend working for Essentia anywhere. Very poor quality..go to either an Allina or Fairview Facility instead of Essentia.
by Colette Anderson , 03/20/2013
I will never set foot in this clinic again because of the rude, and absolute insulting behavior given to me by a so called Doctor .I am trying to find out how to be removed from their mailing list so that I can try to forget about my bad experience.