Virginia Hospital Center

www.virginiahospitalcenter.com
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Great Place to Work!

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

I have been working at Virginia Hospital Center full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The pay is higher than other area hospitals. The culture is great - people are nice and teamwork is strong. Nurses serve on all sorts of committees and are involved in the major decisions that are made. Nurses have high expectations of themselves and of each other. This leads to a workforce that is highly engaged and encouraging to one another. This is pretty rare for a hospital - especially in this part of the country. There is a lot of pride that you are a Virginia Hospital Center nurse. Parking is FREE! All staff can now park on-site for FREE in the same garage as the patients. The hspoital has lots of money to pay for nurse education and there are tons of opportunities for advancement.

Cons

They hire a lot of new graduates (this is a pro if you are a new graduate), but you have to enjoy orienting new nurses if you are a more expereinced nurse.

Advice to Management

Keep on doing what you are doing!

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  1. 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

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Take some patients so you can see how we feel.


  2. 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)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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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