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Sonoma Valley Hospital Reviews

Updated October 14, 2017
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  1. "Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist"

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    Former Employee - Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in Sonoma, CA
    Former Employee - Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in Sonoma, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sonoma Valley Hospital part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sonoma is a pleasant community Hospital

    Cons

    Discontinued using quality, safe CRNA. This was a poor decision for the hospital and community.

    Advice to Management

    Hire CRNAs


  2. "A great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Medical Imaging Clerk in Sonoma, CA
    Former Employee - Medical Imaging Clerk in Sonoma, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonoma Valley Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked in Medical Imaging--terrific staff and very supportive to both their co-workers and to the patients. Everyone really worked together to provide optimal service.

    Cons

    Due to the smallness of the dept, sometimes hard to get a day off.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  3. "Nursing Administration"

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    Current Employee - Nursing Administrator Coordinator in Sonoma, CA
    Current Employee - Nursing Administrator Coordinator in Sonoma, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Sonoma Valley Hospital part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management actively support mission and values,conduct business in an ethical manner and provide career opportunities

    Cons

    Small size community hospital


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wonderful staff, good benefits. I really enjoyed working as a diet clerk. The kitchen was run very professionally.

    Cons

    Basing to much off patient reviews. Always trying to cut costs and save money. Small staff, so not a lot of flexibility to move positions.


  5. "One of Sonoma County's larger employers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sonoma, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sonoma, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sonoma Valley Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Community-based, personal, caring service; pretty good benefits. Mostly fun, professional team players are employed, the rest are weeded out.

    Cons

    Some obvious favoritism here, some "special" people get to work from home from across the country. Others have their whole families employed at crazy salaries

    Advice to Management

    Please think seriously about upgrading the cafeteria food, for goodness sake we are located in the heart of the food/ wine country. Crusty, dried out stream table "breakfast" entrees, blecchh!


  6. "Tele Tech., Unit Sec., Nursing Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Telemetry Tech in Sonoma, CA
    Current Employee - Telemetry Tech in Sonoma, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sonoma Valley Hospital part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly Staff, Great Management, Busy Floor

    Cons

    No real Telemetry monitoring, a lot of job duties for little pay


  7. "End of an era"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonoma Valley Hospital part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful location in the heart of Sonoma Valley.

    Cons

    Some of the people who work there are difficult.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Nursing Staff"

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

    I have been working at Sonoma Valley Hospital part-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are warm and capable. Sonoma is a pleasant community in which to work. The medical-surgical unit, though small, is team-oriented and provides excellent patient care.

    Cons

    Nurses work 12hr shifts and are only given one 1/2hr break per shift. 15min breaks are never given and, if a nurse were to ask for this, he or she would be reprimanded. Overtime is only paid if a nurse works over 40hr in a week which means if a nurse works for 16 or 20hr in one shift, he or she will still only be paid straight time if her cumulative weekly hours have not yet reached 40. Administration routinely praises their accomplishments in increasing the margin or bottom line, but rarely ever mentions or thanks the nursing staff. Nursing supervisors are paid hourly and when they take their break, they must not leave the premises and must continue to hold the supervisor's phone. Most of the medical staff is entrenched in the "Old Boy Network" with episodes of yelling or demeaning night nurses who call with a question continuing to occur too often. Even the newer/younger ED physicians/hospitalists/surgeons can routinely be very difficult to work with and disrespectful to nursing staff.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Bumpy road of progress but now with a better ER and OR facility"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sonoma, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sonoma, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sonoma Valley Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance; great colleagues, pretty commute

    Cons

    Not as transparent as claiming to be

    Advice to Management

    We get better information at the water cooler than quarterly meetings


  10. "Once a wonderful place to work."

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

    I have been working at Sonoma Valley Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small town hospital where the feeling was that you were helping your neighbors and friends. The services were comparable to a larger hospital with a great ED and surgical team.

    Cons

    Management changed based on the need for a new hospital then alienated the community and divided it. Employees were fired to make up for bad decisions and a culture of fear replaced the teamwork attitude. There are many good employees that were hired but basically will stay on until until they can find a better job elsewhere.


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