Virginia Hospital Center

www.virginiahospitalcenter.com
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Labor and Delivery Unit. Friendly co-workers; helpful and caring administration.

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Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Arlington, VA

I worked at Virginia Hospital Center full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The overall feel of VHC is friendly and welcoming. The doctors respect the nurses and there is great team work among all the staff. You get to work with a wide variety of cultures and social backgrounds. The L&D rooms are attractive and well equipped. There is a big emphasis on family care and keeping parents and babies together as much as possible.

Cons

Like with most hospitals, staffing is often an issue, but has seen much improvement over the past few years.
It would be nice to be able to offer families more accomadations for "natural" birthing (there are no tubs for instance).

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    Understaffed and Overworked

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    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Hospital Center

    Pros

    Decent co-workers
    Love the work
    Benefits are ok

    Cons

    Nurse:Patient ratio is high
    Documentation changes every week
    Parking sucks!
    Unrealistic expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some patients so you can see how we feel.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    chaotic changes lack of trust between staff and leadership

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    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Hospital Center

    Pros

    Potential benefits of working with Kaiser as a partner may bring stability, there are dedicated staff members who truly care about the patients they serve.

    Cons

    Older well paid employees seem to be targeted and feeling forced out and replaced with less experienced less costly staff. Their is no sense of loyalty every department head is focused on saving their job. The hospitals are taking advantage of the fact that there is no longer a nursing shortage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to assess how management can help staff transition to new leadership styles. Need to bring back the awards that focused on nurses providing excellent hands on care. Need to recognize staff for their unique qualities instead of blanket meaningless stereotyping. IE..Do you really know who is working for you? Support nurses in determing evidence based care. Many have observations but do not know how to intiate or collaborate with research.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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