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Would recommend Sentara.

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Current Employee - Administrative Associate  in  Hampton, VA
Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Hampton, VA

I have been working at Sentara Healthcare

Pros

Health benefits are very good. Pay is better than other local hospitals. Team environment overall. Flexible schedule. Continued education is encouraged and financial aid is available. Ability to advance within the company.

Cons

Managers had a tendency to favor some employees over others and consequences were not equal at times. Many times not enough staff to cover all sections and employees unable to have significant breaks and/or lunch or dinner breaks.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Apply rules equally to all employees. Recognize and reward a job well done more often. Praise will keep employees longer.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sentara Healthcare

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare

    Pros

    Progressive healthcare system
    Aiming to be one of the best in the nation

    Cons

    Not enough IT support for what is being asked, have moved up project time lines while cutting staff. Reimbursement is low compared to the Richmond market area for IT staff in healthcare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being the best takes an investment in having enough of the right people.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Limited opportunites. To grow need to have BSN or more but reimbursement for education is poor.

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    Current Employee - ICU Nurse
    Current Employee - ICU Nurse

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare

    Pros

    Largest healthcare employer in the area. Staffing not as bad as some other hospitals. Able to change positions within organization but very hard to advance pay

    Cons

    Largest healthcare employer in the area limits your ability to move to a new job. Control salary for nurses. Education is supposed to be a goal for staff, but education reimbursement is much lower than most other employers. Focus is on budget rather than maintaining appropriate staffing. In some instances unsafe staffing levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the nurses on issues of patient safety. Cutting clinical staff for budgets outweighs the potential costs in staff injuries, patient injuries, sentinel events. Not enough clinical staff equals frustration, turnover, and patient injury

    Approves of CEO
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