Queen of the Valley Medical Center

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Queen of the Valley Medical Center Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
10 Reviews
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10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Student R.T. at this hospital with over 700 hours clinical time in diagnostic, ER, ICU, CT, Surgery and Angiography.

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    Former Employee - Stusent Rasiologic Techno; Ogist in Napa, CA
    Former Employee - Stusent Rasiologic Techno; Ogist in Napa, CA

    I worked at Queen of the Valley Medical Center full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent hospital to learn and prefect my skills at. they are very busy and work by the book with no shortcuts. I am proud to have served my last clinical rotation there full time in ten hour shifts. I was able to work with minimal supervision and this helped me rely on my own abilities.

    Cons

    Most technologists were working per-diem and no benefits. I understand that our economy is in recovery and Obama Care is hard on California and (I hope) should be worked out soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to earn experience but would not work here long

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    Current Employee - Nursing Student in Napa, CA
    Current Employee - Nursing Student in Napa, CA

    I have been working at Queen of the Valley Medical Center as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Staff are nice as long as you do your job and are kind in return. Telemetry, ER and ICU are great- efficient and usually have good staff.

    Cons

    Floors are cramped, did not train staff with new computer charting system, many burnt out nurses and staff. Doctors/pt. ratio is insane too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your employees better with computer charting and follow up on employee satisfaction. Good leadership style but needs more communication to run smoothly and ensure that everyone is on the same page.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I have had a wonderful experience and have made many lifelong friends

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    Current Employee - RNII in Napa, CA
    Current Employee - RNII in Napa, CA

    I have been working at Queen of the Valley Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Myself and my coworkers work as a cohesive group and can rely on each other totally. Our care of our patients is our focus and it shows in our surveys

    Cons

    Company's value of employees disappearing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep us posted on what is going on with all the changes in a timely fashion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Sink or swim environment

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    Former Employee - Leadership in Napa, CA
    Former Employee - Leadership in Napa, CA

    I worked at Queen of the Valley Medical Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Non profit- orginazation gives millions back to the community every year

    Cons

    Even though the medical center was non profit - the day to day focus was constantly growing on greater and greater profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont forget the roots of the hospital and how it came to be

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Thought I would retire from there.

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Napa, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Napa, CA

    I have been working at Queen of the Valley Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful medical staff, good pay, benefits. Largest employer in area. Place to be if you are ill.

    Cons

    HR unhelpful to employees, let older staff go, keeping younger staff during layoff. Some department managers are mean

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat older workers with respect they deserve.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A good place to work, The doctors are excellent and the staff good to work with, The hospital treats it's employees fair

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    Current Employee - R N in Napa, CA
    Current Employee - R N in Napa, CA

    I have been working at Queen of the Valley Medical Center part-time

    Pros

    Excellent pt. to staff ratio 4:1, The benefits are excellent, and the wage more than adequate. The hospital stands behind their employees. I like the 12 hr. shifts. I would much rather work 2-3 days a week than 4-5 days. They supply a good range of education that is free for the employees. and the upkeep/maintenance of the hospital is good.

    Cons

    If someone wanted to live near the hospital, Napa is a wealthy area (generally speaking) and the cost of living is higher than in many other places, I commute. The nurses recently voted to go union.(California Nurses assoc.) It will take a lot before the benefits of belonging to a union outweigh the personal cost. Like all of the hospitals I have worked in you occasionally have to search for specific equipment (on night shift) but over all they have what you need available including a couple of amenities like a bladder scanner on the units. The hospital is a little bit heavy in the administrative staffing, But there is always enough staff to give good pt. care.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Napa, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Napa, CA

    I worked at Queen of the Valley Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay & Benefits and hours

    Cons

    Management can be a little difficult

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The Queen used to be a good place to work, but is not any longer.

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    Current Employee - Clinical Laboratory in Napa, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Laboratory in Napa, CA

    I have been working at Queen of the Valley Medical Center

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are adequate.
    Employees are still a good group to work with.

    Cons

    "Under New Management", which is accelerating the rate of decline over the previous management.
    Management is treating employees as if they are replaceable parts, not people. Staffing is being cut in all areas and morale is plummeting, and all management can think about is "competing with Kaiser", while raising prices and driving away customers (patients and physicians).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you treat employees with respect, they will respect you. This attitude has gotten the Queen through some bad times in the past. It can still work, but you have to start doing it NOW.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The Queen of the Valley provided extremely beneficial education to their staff

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    Former Employee - RNII in Napa, CA
    Former Employee - RNII in Napa, CA

    I worked at Queen of the Valley Medical Center

    Pros

    There is a low turnover because they treat the staff well. They are supportive and try hard for the employees

    Cons

    some of the staff had been working in a such a good environment they didn't realize how good they had it at the Queen.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Neutral

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    I have been working at Queen of the Valley Medical Center

    Pros

    Good location, okay pay, always available overtime, lots of learning opportunites within the hospital, education reimbursement, and RN-BSN opportunities. lots of nice people!

    Cons

    poor scheduling, lots of open shifts. Not the most competitive with pay. constant battle regarding union vs non-union opportunites for staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    No opinion of CEO

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