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Summit Behavioral Healthcare

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1101 Summit Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45237


Number of Beds 357

Walkthrough State NO

Compact State NO

State License Fee $75

License Wait Time 6-8 weeks

Temporary License $0

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State Hourly $29.67 (non-traveler)

State Annual $57,840 (non-traveler)

National Hourly $33.23

National Annual $69,110





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November 16, 2012

by Anonymous

Ruled with an iron fist!

Care for patients with extreme mental health challenges. Many violent patients that do not redirect well. It takes a very strong person to work in this invironment. Management rules with an iron fist, do not even think you are going to show up for work one minute late! Very hard work for okay pay. A great place for new graduating nurses who need cash to pay back those loans!

August 21, 2012

by Anonymous

Challenging nursing

I worked with forensic pts from all over Ohio. Most of these were felons with multiple charges. Multiple diagnosis. I enjoy the psychiatric setting and in particular difficult cases. The co-workers at this level requires extreme patience and skill. My co-workers were that as well as good friends. The hardest part of the job was the danger involved.And the most enjoyable part was being able to take that same patient and provide good care, and see the change occur and many times their appreciation.

August 07, 2019

by Anonymous employee


Where do I begin? For starters, you are working with violent offenders who have been sent to summit from jail. This would be fine if they implemented measures like jails to ensure safety of employees. Doctors under medicate patients who are prone to violent behavior. This results in so many unnecessary injuries to employees. I’ve been attacked by a patient, and the patient was never moved from the unit, or given medications to calm down. I was made to stay and finish my shift after being given two black eyes. I’ve seen other employees have their noses broken, faces split open, arms and hands broken etc. All because these dangerous criminals are allowed to run amok with ZERO repercussions on the forensic units. Patients easily hop the desks and have access to staff behind the nurses station. There was recently almost a full blown riot in the cafeteria where a patient was also caught with a sort of “shank” which he intended to use and stab other patients and staff. Staff went hands on and subdued the patients and avoided a major incident. The administration had nothing to say other than staff was “too rough” when going hands on. None of the patients were injured by staff restraining them. Administration has no idea what it’s like to actually work with this demographic. They are more concerned about coddling the criminals than protecting the staff who put their lives in danger every day. Liz Banks, the CEO wont walk out into any of the units because she is fearful of the patients. However, she will not implement basic safeguards, and expects staff to accept whatever nonsense she dictates. A patient was recently discharged and no shelter or group home could take the patient at the time. They took the patient to a motel, paid for 3 days and just left. This patient is non English speaking and was thrown out like garbage and set up for failure in the community. Several years ago a doctor was beaten almost to death by a patient which resulted in her being permanently disabled, and she ultimately died because of the negligence of administration to properly protect staff. When you are hired, you are on probation for a year, with no union protection. Yet, they deduct union fees from your pay during that year. Without union protection, this gives administration free reign to fire you at anytime for any reason. I’ve seen employees fired for clocking in one minute late. It is nearly impossible to use your vacation time, or comp time and personal days. They rarely approve time off. You’re forced to call off sick if you need a day off. Mandations are outrageous here. They never staff properly, so when there are call offs, they force you to stay and work the next shift. They can and will mandate you as you are about to walk out the door. Refusing a mandation is grounds for termination. There are times when staff is mandated twice a week to work the next shift. The units are oftentimes filthy. Housekeeping is not done regularly. Housekeepers have often refused to come to the units because they fear for their safety. The hospital has a mold and bug problem. Mold is oftentimes just painted over. Patients go without towels, washcloths, and bed linen, there are days when linen closets are not properly stocked. Same for things like toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, and soap. There have been times where we are out of hygiene products for days at a time.

November 22, 2021

by Beeckey

Don't Work Here

Where do I start, I was working for Summit for over 4 years and I quit last week because their a lot of stuff going on here. I am going to tell you all what happened at Summit when I was working their. I worked first shift which is from 5am to 3pm. you can't have no phones on you at all. You have to make sure you are dressed in scrubs and you have to have your hair in a bun or in a ponytail and I will tell you why. Because at anytime a patient can grab your hair. If you are a TWP and someone from your team dose not show up or calls off you have to work it. An they will make you work it. Its not if you want to work it they will make you stay. If you don't stay they can and will fire you. If you are even a minuet late they will wright you up for being late. If you do not call they will wright you up. If you come in with your hair down and clock in they will wright you up. This place runs like a jail but dose not treat it like a jail. One day I was working and their was a problem on my unit with 2 patients an we as TWPs can not get involved until the patients are hitting each other. I don't agree with that at all because we can stop it before it starts. But they wont let us. This place needs to be ran like a jail. The CEO who is Liz Banks dose not care at all the only thing she cares about is MONEY and that is sad we are here to help them so they can get back to the real world but we they don't about them at all. I am going to say this if you don't want to get smacked or kicked or anything don't work here. If you have kids or are married don't work here. You will never see your kids or husband or wife at all.

December 01, 2021

by carrie

Don't work here it's not a good place

Hello I have been working for Summit for over 5 years as a nurse and TPW. Well one day I walked into work happy and ready for the day. I got to my unit A and I was getting clocked in and getting things together for a good day. mind you I was pregnant I was about 6 months. An at the time I was a TPW because their was not really any TPW's and we had to do what we had to do. Well it was about 10:30am and we just got done with meeting and more. Well I hear one of the men on my units yelling and I looked up one of the men had blood on him and I asked him who's blood is that he said I don't know. I said to him why do you have blood on you he said FUCK YOU. I said okay I see you are not in the mood well why don't you go to you room an take a shower and get cleaned up an we can talk about it after you are done. He came up to me and throw a cup of blood and piss on me. I was so mad that this man did this. You don't know what these men have. I got up to walk away and to go home or to the Dr's. I called for a code and when they came I was still covered in blood an piss. The next day I get called in to the office who is Liz Banks office. She is the CEO of Summit. Liz Banks looked at me and said how do you feel today? I said what do you mean I am still very upset about yesterday. She said to me well I want to make sure you are not going to sue us. I looked at her very pissed off and I said that's all you care about it me Sueing you. You don't care that a patient throw blood and piss on me. You only care that I don't sue you. I said to Liz Banks are you for real I am 6 months pregnant???? She said with a smile on her face you know what you got your self into when you started working here. I said to her well that's massed up I could have lost my baby or anything and all you care about is me sueing you. She said well are you. I walked out of her office handed in my keys and walked out. Little dose she know my husband is a lawyer. Well I just want to let you know dont work here they dont care about you or your life at all.
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