Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center

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Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
8 Reviews

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    Valley Health System is all about the money

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    Former Employee - RN II  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - RN II in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people I worked with-thank GOD.

    Cons

    Back breaking work,not enough support staff. and firing of staff that have reached the top of the pay scales. VHS hospitals are the worst hospital in the system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more help to really give good patient care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Exposure to different areas was good but just too much politics

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse

    I worked at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of hours available to work

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement was based on connections.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discuss changes with staff prior to shoving them down their throats.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Went from great to not so great...

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    Former Employee - Patient Services Representative  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Patient Services Representative in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    When I started with the company in the beginning, there was more emphasis on employee morale. That quickly ended along with yearly pay raises.

    Cons

    CEO was unfriendly to employees. A lot of stress due to patient load led to a lot of unhappy and disgruntled workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're not going to offer yearly, performance based pay raises, you shouldn't bother employees with having to undergo a formal yearly review.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Back breaking job

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    Former Employee - ICU RN  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - ICU RN in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers. The majority are great. Some nurses have issues with belittling others during report time. (They are NOT very skilled themselves so they lash out at others.)

    Cons

    IV pumps are broken. Equipment is hard to find and you need to search for it. There is not enough help which leads to nurses lifting fat patients all alone. Visitors RUN WILD and lash out at nurses. Again, if there were just one more CNA, our "scores" would go up, which seems to be so all-important to get paid by medicare. One manager actually stopped ordering pens, pencils, post it notes and told her staff to buy their own...that's one of her cost-cutting measures. It's juvenile.
    There are also too many visitors...they take over the patient rooms, demanding to sleep there as they are indigent or stuck in Las Vegas. They are rude and abusive and this is tolerated in the name of "customer service." Patients get better with fewer visitors. Nurses won't go into rooms on a casual basis if they are constantly bombarded with "get me coffee, water, a "visitor meal," etc., and you end up treating them as if they are free guests in a hotel.
    The doctors agree with us, but they are contracted. And they don't have to experience the visitors all day long. We didn't have COFFEE to give to the visitors for two months....trying to save a buck.
    But the stock prices are very, very stable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pitch in. Don't flex staff. We need 24 hour ward clerks. Did you know we have all agreed to not answer the phones when they ring? We'll just let them ring because our time is needed taking care ofthe visitors all damned day.

    Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center Response

    Dec 6, 2012HR Administrator

    Spring Valley Hospital is committed to providing the highest level of care and service to our patients and their families. It is unfortunate that one of our nurses does not feel the same way ... More

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Spring Valley House Supervisor

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    Former Employee - House Supervisor  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - House Supervisor in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center

    Pros

    Good location. Lots of good people to work with. Most areas displayed a large amount of teamwork. Pay was satisfactory.

    Cons

    Senior leadership seemed to be out of touch with the day to day operations of the hospital. They seemed to lack the necessary knowledge of how things worked and refused to listen to those who do. All they cared about were the numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN!!!! You have middle management but your support of them is shameful. Stop looking at numbers on a page and look at what is actually going on.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Spring Valley Hospital

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center

    Pros

    People are very friendly from the cleaning and kitchen staff to the nurses and managers to the office and administration. There are lots of educational opportunities, both advanced practice within your field and formal education such as assistance with bachelors to masters programs.

    Cons

    As with most jobs these days, money is the bottom line and they constantly expect more and more from their employees with less and less to do the job effeciently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put yourself in our shoes (for more than one day) and try to do the job you expect us to do with the time and tools we have.

    Recommends
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nurses taking the blame for poor management choices

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    Current Employee - RN  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - RN in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center

    Pros

    Hard to realize something for this section.

    Cons

    The new heart program and the surgeon in charge of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more help. Keep ward clerks full time and don't send them home to save money.Abolish tedius computer charting systems that rob nurses of patient treatment time. Limit and control visiting hours and back us up when enforcing them. Have security actually make ROUNDS throught the patient care areas and create and show a presence.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not the worst in the Valley

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    Former Employee - ICU RN
    Former Employee - ICU RN

    I worked at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Nice co-workers. That's about it for now.

    Cons

    Little things are rediculous. Honestly, visiting hours around teh clock? Patients don't want 5 people staring at them ALL DAY LONG. I'm not kidding! And more visitors creates more complaints. They hang out in hallways, watch into other rooms. And isolation is a joke. This hospital invites visitors in droves, but they don't have the staff to police them.
    And security is absent. The nurses, again, have to do EVERYTHING. It's crazy.
    Hunting equipment. No one to answer the phones...that's soooooo basic. And the new computer systems is going to let them fire the ward clerks! The doctors put in their own orders wrong and it snowballs.

    And the nurses have to draw their own blood and take it to the lab by themselves because this is also supposed to save money. And it take s anurse away from the floor too!
    Crazy.

    Look management...if you come to the floor and see nurses sitting around not doing anything THINGS are UNDER CONTROL. Don't send people home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You don't get it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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