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Sentara Healthcare Reviews

Updated September 12, 2018
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Sentara Healthcare CEO Howard P. Kern
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  1. Featured Review

    "rn"

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

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great place to work, great benefits

    Cons

    not really any significant problem areas


  2. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Great support and advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Pay could be a little higher

  3. "They try."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, company culture, supportive for the most part.

    Cons

    Pay could be much better.


  4. "The little hospital that might?"

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    Current Employee - Nurse in Elizabeth City, NC
    Current Employee - Nurse in Elizabeth City, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Feels like family. Small rural hospital.

    Cons

    Not very many learning opportunities. Routinely inadequately staffed. Very many call outs due to nurses and NCPs being burned out from high acuity patient loads. You can count on spending at least 3-4 hours charting (hate the charting system), never having a break, and leaving well after your shift has concluded. Like any place, there are a few nurses that have worked there for years that are very sour. Often have a hard time being able to read up on patients because you don’t have time which is scary. Doctors are difficult to get in contact with even for urgent situations.

    Advice to Management

    Staff adequately. Reassess the attitudes of employees that obviously don’t want to be there. The staff can stand to be kinder to each other and patients.


  5. "ultrasound Technologist"

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

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    They allocate a good amount of time for you to take off.

    Cons

    403 k could be a little bit better.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Huge Company"

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    Former Employee - Nurse in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Nurse in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sentara Healthcare full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, health, dental, vision plans and paid leave and sick time. Decent pay. Opportunities to transfer, for some positions, and maintain benefits.

    Cons

    Because their are opportunities to transfer and maintain employment, there is excessive turnover in many departments causing frequent stress for staff. New employees get shorted on having experienced staff to orient them. This perpetuates a cycle of turnover and short staffing .

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps specialty areas should require an employee contract. Internship that require a set amount of service for training prior to being able transfer within the system. Retention bonus for high demand departments. Hiring more exoerienced leaders and better administrative support for experienced managment.


  7. "Average"

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

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Good environment and great staff to work with

    Cons

    Pay scale is not as it should be. People make more money in non-degree positions

    Advice to Management

    Pay according to the skill level

  8. "Benefits, scheduling, and management"

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

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Sentara's pay and benefits are great. Flexible schedules are available in some departments, and the management team is first rate.

    Cons

    Some departments are under staffed, so the workload gets spread around.


  9. "NCP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    You can gain tons of experience

    Cons

    Just not enough pay to live off of


  10. "Not bad considering the competition"

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

    I have been working at Sentara Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Supportive atmosphere, room for growth, benefits package

    Cons

    Pay is some of the lowest in the area, they'd rather give away money to charities than give their employees decent raises, quick to fire you


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