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Regional West Medical Center Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Small town"

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    Former Employee - Staff Nurse, PICC Certified in Scottsbluff, NE
    Former Employee - Staff Nurse, PICC Certified in Scottsbluff, NE
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Regional West Medical Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Small town feel. Every employee has a welcoming attitude. The commute is short even if you live in the smaller outlying communities.

    Cons

    Annual raises, cost of living or incentive, are few and far between. You think there's a high turnover of nursing staff? HA! Here, there is a high turnover of physicians. Many of those physicians don't maintain any sense of being part of the community. Some just put in their rime and move on.

    Advice to Management

    I have none.


  2. "Registered Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Scottsbluff, NE
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Scottsbluff, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Regional West Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are amazing and helpful. Great place to learn. Physicians are easy to work with and willing to share their knowledge. A great place to dive into nursing but will quickly burn out if you stay.

    Cons

    Short staff, no raises, constantly harassed to pick up overtime and rarely have CNAs to help out on the floor. Management is MIA when units are extremely busy. Poor pay compared to surrounding areas. Awful benefits for young families.

    Advice to Management

    Adjust wages to match surrounding areas that you are constantly losing your great staff too! Round on your unit and make sure your staff has the assistance to provide safe and quality care.

  3. "RWMC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Regional West Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gives you realistic hospital experience.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive, always short-staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more than you do.


  4. "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay was alright. Fairly easy to make friends with your coworkers

    Cons

    I agree with a previous review in that, bullying type behavior is encouraged. A manager was telling employees to write certain people up so they could be gotten rid of. HR does nothing when issues such as this is brought to their attention. You are retaliated against until you either quit or they can gather enough write up's to fire you. Terrible work environment and nurses are expected to take the maximum amount of patients with little or no help of ancillary staff. They keep creating staffing modules to "help" but is the bare minimum to take care of patients. Budget overrides safety. Nurses are stretched to their limit and are in fear of losing their licenses having to care for patients with no help. Management rarely comes to help and often tells staff, "you can handle it". Nurses are fleeing so quickly, the hospital had to close down a unit due to lack of staff.
    Often management gives nurses a glimmer of hope that things will change and staffing ratios will be reduced but is not followed through.
    Insurance is terrible

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of bullies and try to keep competent staff instead of running everyone off! Respect your employees and make them feel appreciated! Not by delivering ice cream every now and then or buying them worthless gifts such as blankets, cups, etc.


  5. "Ugh. Bully culture not only tolerated but encouraged"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Regional West Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay. For the most part people were goo

    Cons

    I worked for a boss who was a 5 foot tall grown adult bully. This person made my tenure here difficult, and stressful. They also bullied one of my coworkers so bad, she would leave daily in tears. It's no wonder as soon as they took over the department, everybody dropped like flies. They were fleeing her wrath. Everybody in their department had to play her little games, or she would make your life hell. There was one guy in the department who literally did nothing, but because he was her "pet" she allowed it. Others worked hard, putting in overtime and she would write them up for the stupidest stuff, simply because she could. HR did absolutely nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the bullies. Should be a culture of caring, and empathy, not elementary school antics. This would allow people to better focus on what they truly are there for-the patient.


  6. "Customer Relations"

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    Former Employee - Customer Relations in Scottsbluff, NE
    Former Employee - Customer Relations in Scottsbluff, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Regional West Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Lots of upper management salaried employees. RWMC created it's own Insurance Company. Benefits are great (NOT)

    Cons

    RWMC is a Strong Arm Bully in a very rural panhandle. Your initial contract has a "No Union" clause. In 1999 the nursing staff was all set to be unionized. The RWMC made a deal with nursing staff to not get into a Union but the hospital instead would respond to their requests and have a nursing staff manager for every department with an open door policy for staff to voice nursing and other concerns. By 2002 there was a no Union clause policy written in the new employees contracts. It was great to be employed by RWMC from 1999 to 2002. Management bent over backwards to accommodate employees requests. Raises for performance were given out on quarterly basis. The old CIO was forced to resign due to embezzling funds for new construction and had contractors work on his home being built. Over a ten year period my family racked up over $30,000 in out of pocket medical expense. The Hospitals newly created insurance company was like a bad slot machine and hardly ever paid out. Local attorney's would never take a malpractice case or any insurance cases against RWMC. A couple firms said and I quote "I and my family live in this community. I have relatives who work there. Most small local affordable law firms will not take a case against RWMC due to possible repercussions. I have had friends and family work in RWMC since 2012. The hospital wasn't making money. Cleaning staff could not use a anti bacterial cleaning solution. Just soap and water to clean. Nursing and other staff started rationing toilet paper because RWMC said they had to make cutbacks so being able to order staff toiletries would not be happening until further notice. 2014 3rd floor visitors lounge had a bug infestation. Floor was not closed down. Nursing staff is overworked causing mistakes. Too many management positions. Most who hold supervisory or management are well under qualified. Most management on salary will put their hours in, mainly in meetings, and will not help when short staffed. Favoritism with hourly staff and management runs rapent. I have heard many complaints of hostile work environments in most hospital areas to include the clinics. One person described it like "Not being part of the in crowd in high school all over again." Problems and concerns fall on deaf management ears and if you go over your supervisor's, you are labeled a discruntaled employee. CNAs and support staff are lucky to be paid between $10-$13 an hour. Management and administration salaries are way to high for this hospital. The nearest trauma 3 hospital from this area is in Cheyenne Wy. 1:45 minutes away. The hospitals urgent care turns patients away. The alternative is to make an appointment with your primary physician (two to five business days of wait or the Emergency room at RWMC. No other choices. Monopoly, bully, strong arm legal mob. Take your pick. Working at RWMC is a dead end miserable job. The one's who are positive about this hospital are the favorites or management.

    Advice to Management

    Clean Management and administrative House. Concentrate on patient care. Main focus on nursing and support staff. Make a person feel proud of their work. Employees who deal in patient care are few. They're not in it for the money but to help and be a positive influence for others. Don't keep abusing their love for their careers. Less salary to admin. And more money to patient care and employees.


  7. "Par at regional west"

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    Current Employee - Patient AC in Scottsbluff, NE
    Current Employee - Patient AC in Scottsbluff, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Regional West Medical Center (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a steady job and decent benefits. The work conditions are decent.

    Cons

    It's a large corporations so comes the bureaucratic stuff that come with a large company. It's easy to get lost.

    Advice to Management

    Why so many bosses? I think the company can save lots by getting rid of all the extra bosses.

  8. "Computer Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Computer Analyst in Scottsbluff, NE
    Former Employee - Computer Analyst in Scottsbluff, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Regional West Medical Center (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay for the area

    Cons

    Hostile work environment. No pay increases based on work performance. No support from upper management for working conditions

    Advice to Management

    new management needed for desktop support


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Small Town Feel"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Analyst in Scottsbluff, NE
    Current Employee - Clinical Analyst in Scottsbluff, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Regional West Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's been enjoyable in the past, as I've been at RWMC for a long time, and I am comfortable here. People are pretty welcoming, for the most part.

    Cons

    Lately, the hospital has struggled on many levels. No raises for the past 3 years, no money for appropriate training, facility is deteriorating. Lots of internal political turmoil.

    Advice to Management

    Needs some solid, strong leadership. This has developed into a huge and potentially fatal problem for this organization.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Caters to doctors- patients and support staff always secondary"

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    Former Employee - Unit Secretary in Scottsbluff, NE
    Former Employee - Unit Secretary in Scottsbluff, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Regional West Medical Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers are amazing team players

    Cons

    Administration has no clue what is going on

    Advice to Management

    Own your screw ups


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