Valley Regional Medical Center

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Valley Regional Medical Center Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Working at Valley Regional Medical Center was a learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Nurse Tech in Brownsville, TX
    Former Employee - Nurse Tech in Brownsville, TX

    I worked at Valley Regional Medical Center part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learned from my co-workers, company values, 401K perks even if you are PRN.

    Cons

    Too many directors who have friends as employee. Very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to have personal favorite.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Politics & poor standards of care

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    Former Employee - Staff Nurse in Brownsville, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Nurse in Brownsville, TX

    I worked at Valley Regional Medical Center as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wore scrubs to work & pay was good. Nice NICU staff & area. Close to SPI. Better than vbmc.

    Cons

    Women's center does not support natural birth at all. Watching women being treated by egotistical OBs & performing c-sections twice more often than national average but getting blamed as the nurse. Neo's rule the floor & as a nurse you're not allowed to question them, even if they are not doing what you've been trained to do it it contradicts pt wishes. Keep your mouth shut & fall in line mentality pushed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to JCAHO, WHO, AAP & implement policies that protect & support laboring & postpartum women. Hire midwives, & nurses trained in natural childbirth like other valley hospitals do. Give your OBs incentives to not perform unneeded c-sections & have them read the latest ACOG standards. Neo's need bedside manner & team training. Promote nurse teamwork & have the director actually on the floor more often. Review QA of pt satisfaction & improve upon that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Positive

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Brownsville, TX
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Brownsville, TX

    I have been working at Valley Regional Medical Center full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Culture, Friendly staff. Fast paced.

    Cons

    Maybe be too fast paced for some causing employee fatigue and turn over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Tough

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Brownsville, TX
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Brownsville, TX

    I worked at Valley Regional Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the staff was very friendly, worked well as a team, also if you're trying to learn and not work as much, work at night, they're always throwing parties.

    Cons

    Demanding job, too many discharges & admissions!! You dont have time to think! Report from night shift nurse is always mediocre, then charge nurses and case management are mad at you because you haven't figured out the real story because your pts are either being discharged or in a situation that requires a lot of your time, but I think that's just nursing now a days. Also no time to breathe between discharges, and not much help. Also you end up working late because of the huge workload, and they will ask u to work add many over time days as they can get you to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share responsibility equally between night & day shift, get a discharge nurse!

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Medical unit RN on dayshift

    Former Employee - RN Medical Unit
    Former Employee - RN Medical Unit

    I worked at Valley Regional Medical Center

    Pros

    Will hire new graduates and variety of jobs open. Pay is about average - I got $21.50/hr base plus $3 after 1500 as a new grad RN.

    Cons

    I worked there in 2010. They may have gone union since then so these numbers might have changed. There is a ratio of 4-7 patients per RN on dayshift on a medical (medical-surgical) unit which makes you run around all shift. The day might start with 4 patients with 3 admits and 2 discharges to equal 5 patients by the end of the day. It is madness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve patient ratios to decrease turnover.

  7.  

    why would you want to work for valley regional medical center

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    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Brownsville, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Brownsville, TX

    I have been working at Valley Regional Medical Center

    Pros

    ability to balance work and life

    Cons

    to many changes being be done at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to what employees are saying

    No opinion of CEO

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