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Hospice of the Chesapeake Reviews

Updated June 4, 2017
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  1. "A career with a purpose"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hospice of the Chesapeake full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hospice of the Chesapeake is a nonprofit that is careful steward of the funds it raises. They have a strong plan for moving forward to become a leader in the field of hospice and palliative care. Its grief programs are top notch, with dedicated professionals who are constantly seeking to improve and educate. They offer many professional development programs both internally and for the public and other professionals. Technology and facilities are kept current. Volunteers, an integral part of the mission of any hospice, are thoroughly trained and encouraged to participate in numerous free training that staff also can take part in. Vacation time is very generous and leadership is thoughtful and understanding. Quarterly meetings, called Town Halls, keep the staff well informed of the leadership's plans and how employees fit in.

    Cons

    The nature of the business means there is a disconnect between different departments. Health benefits favor single individuals -- family plans are very expensive.

    Hospice of the Chesapeake Response

    Nov 8, 2016 – Director of Communications

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We are honored you have chosen to be part of the Hospice of the Chesapeake team. You are a critical part of our ability to provide patients and... More


  2. "I LOVE going to work at HOC each and every day!"

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    Current Employee - Annual Fund Coordinator in Pasadena, MD
    Current Employee - Annual Fund Coordinator in Pasadena, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hospice of the Chesapeake full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great mission, great leadership, great camraderie, and surprisingly good benefits. I think a lot of people would be surprised at how much joy and laughter there is around here.

    Cons

    The pay is about what you'd expect for a nonprofit. But then there's all that good karma. It's hard to put a value on that!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Hospice of the Chesapeake Response

    Nov 8, 2016 – Director of Communications

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We are honored you have chosen to be part of the Hospice of the Chesapeake team. You are a critical part of our ability to provide patients and... More

  3. "Mission Driven Organization and Great Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Landenberg, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Landenberg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hospice of the Chesapeake (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a strong focus on the mission and sustaining the level of support it provides to the community. Everyone cares about the work they do. I had a great team who were professional and fun to work with. Also, the RN Case Managers are an extraordinary group of people who are passionate about their patient care. There is a lot of growth opportunity on the clinical side.

    Cons

    It can be hard to move foward in the changing healthcare environment, but that is currently found anywhere in healthcare. Worklife/Balance is something they have worked on a lot in the last year.

    Advice to Management

    Although turnover here is below industry average, perception can be everything.

    Hospice of the Chesapeake Response

    Nov 8, 2016 – Director of Communications

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We are honored you chose to be part of our team and we believe you will always be part of the Hospice of the Chesapeake family. Good luck in your... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Informative, educational and deeply satisfying experience"

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    Former Employee - Public Relations in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Public Relations in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hospice of the Chesapeake full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Stresses of the environment often take its toll.

    Advice to Management

    Broaden the tunnel vision to better utilize the talent that lies within the organization

    Hospice of the Chesapeake Response

    Nov 8, 2016 – Director of Communications

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We are honored you chose to be part of our team and we believe you will always be part of the Hospice of the Chesapeake family. Good luck in your... More


  5. "Non-profit Hospice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small, community-based non-profit.
    Lots of flexibility in providing services to patients.
    Everyone knows everyone.

    Cons

    Lacks protocols that larger corporations have.
    Top down driven.

    Hospice of the Chesapeake Response

    Nov 8, 2016 – Director of Communications

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We are honored you have chosen to be part of the Hospice of the Chesapeake team. You are a critical part of our ability to provide patients and... More


  6. "Non-profit hospice care"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hospice of the Chesapeake full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    important work for our community

    Cons

    non-profit organizations that meets the needs of the community

    Hospice of the Chesapeake Response

    Nov 8, 2016 – Director of Communications

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We are honored you have chosen to be part of the Hospice of the Chesapeake team. You are a critical part of our ability to provide patients and... More


  7. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hospice of the Chesapeake (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with a lot of heart. Good colleagues who care about patients and each other. Very committed to community.

    Cons

    HR needs to be a stronger department. Top leaders of the company need to understand hospice/ healthcare.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture change coming but quicker, your stuck on the same 3 goals.

    Hospice of the Chesapeake Response

    Nov 8, 2016 – Director of Communications

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We are honored you have chosen to be part of the Hospice of the Chesapeake team. You are a critical part of our ability to provide patients and... More

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Hard work!"

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    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - RN Case Manager in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hospice of the Chesapeake full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

    Hospice of the Chesapeake Response

    Nov 8, 2016 – Director of Communications

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We are honored you chose to be part of our team and we believe you will always be part of the Hospice of the Chesapeake family. Good luck in your... More


  9. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Event and Marketing Manager in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Special Event and Marketing Manager in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hospice of the Chesapeake full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere. Friendly, caring work environment.

    Cons

    Limited growth in regards to earning potential and upward mobility

    Hospice of the Chesapeake Response

    Nov 8, 2016 – Director of Communications

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We are honored you have chosen to be part of the Hospice of the Chesapeake team. You are a critical part of our ability to provide patients and... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "RN case manager"

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    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in Annapolis, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Hospice of the Chesapeake full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Nurses, MD's, and patients

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance, expect you to work from home sometimes 1-3 hrs/ night finishing computer charting, doing recerts, writing emails. Losing many good nurses because of work overload- sometimes a caseload of up to 20 pts!

    Advice to Management

    Make the caseloads more manageable. Hire more nurses!

    Hospice of the Chesapeake Response

    Nov 8, 2016 – Director of Communications

    Thank you for your feedback. We are committed to creating a collaborative and transparent environment that fosters excellence in all we do to care for patients and families at the end of life. I’m... More


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