Hospice of the Chesapeake

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Hospice of the Chesapeake Reviews

Updated May 7, 2014

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3.0 3 reviews

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Michael S. McHale

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Informative, educational and deeply satisfying experience

    Public Relations (Former Employee) Annapolis, MD

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

    ConsStresses of the environment often take its toll.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBroaden the tunnel vision to better utilize the talent that lies within the organization

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hard work!

    RN Case Manager (Former Employee) Annapolis, MD

    ProsI 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.

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    From the inside

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWorking with the patients and families is highly rewarding.

    ConsThis 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 Senior ManagementFocus 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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