Cape Fear Valley Medical Center

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Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Reviews

Updated June 29, 2014
Updated June 29, 2014
17 Reviews
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    Family

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center

    Pros

    They help a ton of people work. A lot of caring people and true heroes.

    Cons

    Not enough support to the workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust in the people. Support them.

  2.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center

    Pros

    Everyone tries to help each other out.

    Cons

    Too much middle management that has no clue about IT.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unreal...!!!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center

    Pros

    Location and access a plus but other than that little good for anything other than parking

    Cons

    Unreal like having amateurs running an E/R...son in law went there with failing pacemaker and was told they don't provide care to heart patients...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get someone capable in the E/R who can read EKG...better yet....having Cape Fear Medical Center here is like not having a hospital...might as well close the doors and save taxpayer money

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  5.  

    Professional RN

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Fayetteville, NC

    I have been working at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Educational oppor. And growth potential

    Cons

    Must be willin and eager to work hard or this is not the place for you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for moving forward

  6.  

    Cape Fear Valley at a glance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    -onsite daycare
    -career opportunities
    -training onsite ops
    -ease of management access
    -Debbie Marshburn !

    Cons

    -closed minded in administration at times
    -leadership frequency of change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    worked there on and off for 15 yrs due to military transfers - you've hired wonderful and subpar upper management over the yrs - people that have been there over 10 yrs - need to be treated with respect and awe !

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Worst medical treatment ever encountered!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center

    Pros

    Getting paid to be rude, callous, incompetent, unethical and do not have to follow code "Do No (More) Harm"...nice!

    Cons

    Pay, coworkers (time off policy & leaving when 1/2 way through shift & it not counting towards time off....or is that a PRO?!? )

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have nursing staff better educated and taught bedside manner & ensure that doctors know & FOLLOW what constitutes a Primary Diagnosis, Differntial Diagnosis, PROPER plan & PROPER Treatment...this DOES NOT including the arbitrary issuance of antibiotics that have been proven NOT to work on a particular infection, particularly when the patient has expresses such in "past medical Hx"..and has ALL paperwork with them upon triage! Haven't you experienced enough lawsuits?

  8.  

    Nice Coworkers....Incompetent management vindictive management

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    Current Employee - Allied Health Staff  in  Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Allied Health Staff in Fayetteville, NC

    I have been working at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -There are a lot of competent friendly people in the line staff
    -Helps with continuing education

    Cons

    -Extremely top Heavy
    -Management has made decisions that have cost the Hospital a massive amounts of money and are making the line staff pay the price of their incompetence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some management asses the productivity and departmental knowledge of the other managers. I am certain that the lack of knowledge they have will be eye opening. Instead of having the allied staff take the Gallup Poll and then have the management review the results with them, have an outside entity go over the results with the employees and get a true feedback. I know in my Department the employees are reluctant to give true statements because or a real, not perceived, fear of retribution from our Manager. This has come from the FACT that their has been real intimidation used on the subordinates if the Manager believes that they have been shown any kind of disrespect to them. In most of the instances our manager has found a reason to go after particular employees after they have had a disagreement with them. There have also been instances where the Human Resources Department has worked in concert with the Manager to intimidate.
          I am sorry to say these things about this hospital because it used to be a nice place to work at. In the last few years the process has taken over the patient in terms of priority for the management of this Hospital. Many of the managers know that their jobs are unnecessary and whatever they can do to cause any strife or difficulties, instead of working hard and producing results, in order to keep the illusion that they are needed, I know the job market has diminished greatly, but if you have a chance to get a job at another facility I would take the time to look their first

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    It was a great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CNA  in  Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - CNA in Fayetteville, NC

    I worked at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Taking care of people ,401k, how you accrue time off.

    Cons

    There was not enough help

  10.  

    RN staff nurse

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are very reliable and manager looks after staff

    Cons

    Terrible pay and benefits, not compensated for work put in

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Please, please help the nurses, paramedics, secretaries

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff RN  in  Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Fayetteville, NC

    I have been working at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Doing what I WANT to be doing

    Cons

    So many great employees leaving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The nursing staff is overwhelmned. Bringing pts back to place them into the hall without enough properly working equipment o monitor them places the pt and nurses and the facility at risk. This is to.......keep the lobby empty! What about proper patient care. The recent loss of so many nurses is a sign to management that something is broken. So if you bring a nurse 2 or three patients at a time, how does any rational human being work up 2 chest pains at the same time when we cannot teamwork because everyone has too much roadblocks to perform something that logically should be easy. Calls to Lab and having to wait for extended lengths of time before anyone answers and then the numerous transfers to other personnel. ED is required to pick up the calls into the deparment right away, but Lab will take 10 min or more on the phone for one question. If pts are to be placed into the halls, it will work properly if stations with equipment already set up is ready. Rather the nurse must walk all over the departments to find monitors, VS machines, CLEAN IV pumps, Poles, EKG machines,.....etc. How can you just randomly say placing pt in the halls is safe. There is not enough readily available equipment to monitor them. AND you ask us why is this not done or that not done....when we have spent the first 15 minutes trying to find working equipment or an available EKG machine when you want an EKG in lesss than five minutes that might diagnose a unseen stemi! If this was your mother or father or child, would you want them in the hall and not on a monitor or delayed VS because the nurse
    Is running to all the rooms to locate the right equipment to monitor them. NO, you would not find this acceptable. Do I want to be in the hall and waiting for an EKG because there is no privacy and no place to do an EKG. Do I want to be in the hospital ER and lay in the hall with no privacy. Absolutely NOT! So before you tell me to take care of a hall patient,, ask yourself how may hospital employees, Staff members, management staff have been placed in the hall and taken care of in the public view....If you have been in the hall then I will be in the hall too,, so Ask yourself, is this the kind of way I want to be taken care of...because if we would not put a doctor as a patient in the hall then why are we doing this to the community, Nurses are leaving for many reasons, but the main reason is. ...give the nurses the patients, but we do no care how the nurse is unable to care for the patient and we really do know that we do not give the tools for them to perform what could be done with better planning, equipment and cohesiveness of the departments. We know these things....and yet no one fixes the problem. Is anyone listening, do you see the number of contract employees on staff! Nurses are leaving because it is evident that the problems are not getting fixed over the years......Fix the environment and how it works, by providing enough tools to do our job and a plan in place to make it work and the nurses will be in a better position to give the care you hold us accountable for. You get fantastic nurses, but they leave......and they do not come back. The same problems have existed for way too long......no corporation should have the same problems for YEARS, because it shows that management is not fixing anything at our level. I see fixes within the Doctor realm, PA realm, VMA realm but do not see fixes within the nursing realm. Telling the doctors to do more, be more, make it work and leaving out the key component that makes it come together.....Overwhelmed nurses, who get lip service and no results. I have stopped suggesting because I see no progress in the nursing arena over years of asking. The common answer to nurses is, I don't care how you make it happen, just make it happen. You have got to fix the ED processes because it has been ignored too long. Or tell us what we can do to effect change, because if we become empowered, we can fix the world. After all we were hired by you, so you know we can do it. I still believe, if you give us the power to solve our own issues in the department, and give the support needed to make it work, then I know we can fix this and take this off your plate. And it cannot be the "Click" nurses doing this, you know, the ones who always have the resus assign., or always at the charge desk,,,,,,dig deeper, because you have all the answers right in the ED department and you do not even see it. If I still believe it can be done...it is not too late! Tap into the resources you have.....Investing into the nurses is invaluable....and we really do have the answers, just no one is listening...well they listen but they do not hear us. I promise, if you do this. ......IT WILL WORK.........IT WILL BE BETTER AND YES IT CAN BE DONE! IT IS CALLED "DELEGATION" AND I do not mean the management staff, i mean workiing floor staff. Please hear us! You ask me how I know this,.........BECAUSE I HAVE SEEN IT DONE ELSEWHERE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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