Hospice of the Chesapeake

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Hospice of the Chesapeake Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Informative, educational and deeply satisfying experience

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    Former Employee - Public Relations in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Public Relations in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hospice of the Chesapeake full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Atmosphere where thinking out of the box is appreciated and encouraged.

    Cons

    Stresses of the environment often take its toll.

    Advice to Management

    Broaden the tunnel vision to better utilize the talent that lies within the organization


  2. Helpful (1)

    Hard work!

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    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hospice of the Chesapeake full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved working with the patients and their families. Pay is OK. Management was very disorganized and focused on performance (i.e. number of visits per day), something that's hard to push when taking care of the dying. Nurses are not respected.

    Cons

    Road warrior. Pushed to increase quantity and not quality. Internal politics - really bad.

    Advice to Management

    Top heavy, pare down. Under-staffing in the ranks. Focus and reward on quality. It's the patients who suffer when you rush staff.


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    Current Employee - Special Event and Marketing Manager in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Special Event and Marketing Manager in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hospice of the Chesapeake full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere. Friendly, caring work environment.

    Cons

    Limited growth in regards to earning potential and upward mobility


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    From the inside

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hospice of the Chesapeake full-time

    Pros

    Working with the patients and families is highly rewarding.

    Cons

    This is a very small organization with no management development program. Most of the mangers are clinicians with little/no management experience or training and it shows. They don't know how to establish goals and objectives and have neither the skills nor the tools necessary to fairly assess employee performance. For example, pain management is the hallmark of good hospice care and yet clinicians are not evaluated on their effectiveness in this area. Opportunity to progress within the organization is extremely limited with the key criteria being who likes you. This is common knowledge amongst employees in all levels of the company. Top down management style with only 3-4 individuals allowed to express observations or make suggestions for improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on hiring well trained, experienced managers for management positions rather than clinicians, and use clinicians as subject matter experts when patient care is relevant. Invest in an intense, ongoing management training program. Implement a structured performance management program for all levels within the organization and make it one of the key responsibilities of every manager to implement and maintain it. Include professional development plans and career path options in performance plans.


  6. Lost Their Way, Very Inconsistent Management

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    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in Pasadena, MD
    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in Pasadena, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hospice of the Chesapeake full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Being at a patient's bedside, really making a difference as a RN. The families I have worked with have given me a tremendous sense of purpose.

    Cons

    Inconsistent management. The annual review is oddly simplistic for the work we do and we are rated 1-4. I was told that God is a 4 and God does not work here so I should not ever expect to reach this point level. Benefits are quite poor, especially medical. No merit increases just 2% across the board regardless of performance. no upward mobility care models not followed LEAN management adopted and not followed consistently, if at all

    Advice to Management

    focus more on the foundation of the organization, less on the future state. Allow experienced personnel to be heard by including them in the decision making process. Stop hireing Clinical Managers and senior staff who have limited/no hospice experience.


  7. Promises made and broken, no respect for disciplines other than RNs, horrible management, work employees to death for mi

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hospice of the Chesapeake full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Caring for the pts and their families, doing funerals. bereavement.

    Cons

    I had to see up0 to 80 pts in the entire county plus drive time, meetings and assessments all in a 40 hour week. They did not like it when I contributed spiritual matters to IDT as they cared less. When I was worked so hard, I coulldn't see straight and became ill, it was "my fault" because of above and they wanted me to "retire". My pts and families were horrifyed...that is when I saw them here and there. I had worked for another hospice in Ohio where none of this happened....my clinical manager quit, others did to, and the lunatics were left running the asylum (none of whom had any idea that spiiritual care meant anything. I have been in bed for months trying to recover.

    Advice to Management

    There is NO management who knows anything. CEO quit, board will not hire a new one. Reputation was excellent and now it is shot because of emphasis on numberrs, not people. Pts as well as staff.



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