Mary Washington Healthcare

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Mary Washington Healthcare Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
31 Reviews

2.4
31 Reviews
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Fred M. Rankin, III
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  1.  

    Great company providing care to our community.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mary Washington Healthcare

    Pros

    Get to help provide a great service to our community.

    Cons

    Healthcare is a hard industry to be in right now; lots of changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    For the community but not the employees..

    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Fredericksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fredericksburg, VA

    I have been working at Mary Washington Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is great as far as helping the community. For the position I worked I was at the switch board connecting callers to patients, departments, or associates. The job itself is very easy once you get the hang of it.

    Cons

    You have to be available 24/7 as you are considered essential personnel. Lack of communication between the teams and management. Failure to keep promises made to employees, along with no job security. The company is not making money therefore they cannot provide raises for current employees, nor hire the adequate amount of staff needed for proper everyday function of the office. They would rather work you to death than hire more staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept feed back given by employees and take initiative and responsibility for change. No matter how much teams report things the company is complacent with the quality of work the management is providing and does not want change but it is WELL OVERDUE.

  3.  

    Great travel assignment

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    Former Employee - Traveling Certified Surgical Tech  in  Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Traveling Certified Surgical Tech in Fredericksburg, VA

    I worked at Mary Washington Healthcare as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great staff to work with. The location in Virginia was nice, and the hospital itself was growing and very responsive to travelers.

    Cons

    Needed better incentive to keep permante employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Very sad and unhealthy place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mary Washington Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Pay was always on time.Paid Annual Leave was fair.

    Cons

    The HR department only listens to those that cry and complain. The department does whatever upper management tells them.When Director's aren't reprimanded for anything after numerous people go to HR about them, is really a testament to how business is done in this organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit lying and cheating associates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Please-if you are an RN-read this and apply with your eyes open!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mary Washington Healthcare full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Close to my home, pay came in on time, parking free at present but sure a charge will be levied soon.

    Cons

    Where to begin-doctors treating RNs like trash and telling us that we will be fired before them-in regards to reporting their bad behavior. Cutting staff but complaining that HCAPS are low ergo no raises for you. Charging staff for the Nursing Ball (100.00), as well as the nurses week appreciation lunch/picnic is just many of the insults MWH sends out. Just after receiving their magnet status they stopped the clinical ladder-they were "revising" it-for three years, ended pay for staff meetings, educational funding, and forget about shared governance as it's not happening. Board members come through as patients and state they don't want special treatment-but tell you and everyone else that they are on the board (wink wink). Good ole boy network at it's finest and it's the patients that suffer for it as well as the lower staff. I have NEVER SEEN the nurse manager turn over like it is at this place. I loved my co workers with all my heart but could not deal with feeling like my job was always in jeopardy. I know that sounds weird but you always feel like someone is trying to find a reason to fire you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rankin and the rest of the upper echelon need to wake up and take the pay cuts you are handing out. If you are taking the cuts then let it be known that you are sharing in struggle. Cutting shift differential, call pay, etc is not the way to stay competitive. Beating weary horses does not make the carriage run faster or better. COMPLETE CHANGE IN BOARD AND UPPER LEVEL EXECUTIVES. THE NURSING EXECUTIVE SHOULD BE ASHAMED-MARIANA. ICARE IS A JOKE!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    This organization is only concerned about money, certainly not their employee's or patients.

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    Current Employee - R N  in  Fredericksburg, VA
    Current Employee - R N in Fredericksburg, VA

    I have been working at Mary Washington Healthcare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are no good reasons for working here, which is why everyone's looking for another job.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, poor management, not paid enough for all the work expected from them. They want 1 person to do the job of 2 or 3 people, yet keep taking away our bonuses, benefits, and now require anyone insured through them to pay higher premiums if the person smokes ( and not willing to stop) or has any health conditions and won't comply with working with a health coach. They expect you to work with the coach on your own time, not during work hours and your required to work with the coach several times a month for an extended period of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to control your associate's private lives, and work harder to bring about positive changes and eliminating stress on your employees. Whether a person smokes or not, is overweight or not has absolutely nothing to do with their job performance. Your doing exactly what the government is doing by trying to force your personal choices on others and expect them to comply or pay higher insurance premiums!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Horrible company to work for. Worst decision of my entire 28 year nursing career.

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    Current Employee - RN Staff
    Current Employee - RN Staff

    I have been working at Mary Washington Healthcare full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very few. They don't follow their own standards. But they pay in a timely manner.

    Cons

    They are not able to make a management decision without 60 stamps of approval, 5 nods, and the blood of your firstborn child. Money is the driving force within the organization. If you are making them money they tend to overlook things, but if your losing money they blame everyone but themselves.the computer system was installed new, and no support was given. You have to call and leave a message, which makes the patient wait for answers. They say all the right things, but have no follow through. I needed my brain scrubbed after years of frustrations working for them. No teamwork, they said one thing and did another. Never got straight answers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company is only as good as it's leader, and their leader is all about love of making the almighty dollar.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good job with a lot left to be desired of management and budget.

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

    I have been working at Mary Washington Healthcare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, good pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    Staffing is determined by a "grid" and they don't care how acutely ill your patients might be. They won't bring in extra staff in fear of being "over budget". Ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff according to patient acuity, not according to what the "grid" says. All units need CNAs and HUCs, not one or the other because you don't want to pay for both. Nursing needs to have both at their disposal to run a shift safely. Don't complain about hospital-acquired pressure ulcers but not provide CNAs to help reposition patients. Don't complain about answering phones in a timely manner if you are not willing to provide a HUC. Nurses are already spread too thin. We can't do it ALL. Provide reasonable visiting hours for critical care units. Families do NOT have the right to treat nursing staff like waitresses, demanding every little thing for their own comfort. Nurses need to take care of patients, not family member requests for drinks, pillows, etc. It's acute care, not a hotel. Families should be expected to abide by unit policy, not dictate what they want. Your desire to provide "customer service" has overridden your ability to provide safe care to your patients. The first priority is taking care of that patient and moving them along the continuum of care, and providing interventions to keep them on a therapeutic clinical pathway. When a nurse's attention is forced away from her patients, the patient suffers. Some visitors have lost the ability to behave in an appropriate manner and nurses are written up for "not providing good customer service" or not providing "iCare" standards consistently.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    More Bland then Vanilla!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mary Washington Healthcare for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great day care!

    Cons

    CFO has made poor leadership choices. Lost too many knowledgeable people under his watch. Underlings are accountable but mangers and above are not held to the same 'critical' standards. Pay was cut on many fiancé employes while management got richer and less intelligent to what was going on in departments. They will be bought in less than 2 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm now in Florida but they should consider reaching out and offering any local employs that left their jobs back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A wonderful place to work and gain experience

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist  in  Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Fredericksburg, VA

    I worked at Mary Washington Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great opportunities to expand your skills

    Cons

    wish i could have shared more of my mentorship before departing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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