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Virginia Hospital Center CEO James B. Cole
James B. Cole
98 Ratings
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  • "High rate of turn over is addressed with constant hiring of new graduates; once training period completed most new grads leave(in 7 reviews)

  • "Parking, upper management, lack of communication between departments(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Amazing place to work

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Hospital Center full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Benefits, managers, staff, friendly faces

    Cons

    Cant think of anything negative for this hospital

    Virginia Hospital Center Response

    January 14, 2019Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at VHC! We love to hear that our nurses feel supported, whether that's in work/life balance, employee benefits, team atmosphere or leadership. And it sounds like we hit the mark across the board for you! Thank you for your time ...

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  2. treats employees well

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Virginia Hospital Center full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    coworkers, benefits, easy to commute

    Cons

    poor salary, not competitive to other local hospitals

  3. RN

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Hospital Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best places for RN’s focuses on professional growth, nursing staff has support with career management team. They promote from within. And that makes the hospital the best to work in the area.

    Cons

    Pay could be better. Insurance is expensive. Work load can be heavy. Stocks in old way of doing things. Short staff. Need to invest more on teaching staff.

    Advice to Management

    Teaching and in service should be implemented, coming from other sister hospital, feel as if some of the staff are unsure of the protocols.

    Virginia Hospital Center Response

    October 29, 2018Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for taking the time to share this. I love hearing that you are feeling supported in your career path -- and that you feel we are the best hospital to work for in the area. That's our goal, and it's wonderful to hear this feedback from our nurses! Please know that we are ...

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  4. Helpful (1)

    Nice place to learn

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Virginia Hospital Center full-time

      Pros

      Good place to start your career.

      Cons

      Management is not equally fair to its employees.

      Virginia Hospital Center Response

      November 6, 2018Director of Recruiting

      Thank you for sharing this. I'm happy to hear that you felt you got your career off to the right start at VHC, but would like to understand more about your ongoing experience. If you would be open to discussing your concerns in greater detail, please reach out to me directly at lvansyckle@virginiahospitalcenter.com ...

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      Poor management styles and wrong focus

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      Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Alexandria, VA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Virginia Hospital Center full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      The only pro is the benefits very good 401k plan and the insurance

      Cons

      I don’t know where to start. Many managers have very poor management styles. Due to budget cuts one PCD has 2 departments that is in charge off. They always have excuse like they have no time or they don’t take a proper action. They invest in people that do nothing are quite and don’t discuss or report anything. Many times other coworkers were sleeping or simply sitting around and not doing anything. Their unprofessional...

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      Advice to Management

      Listen to your employees and try to get there word because they are your eyes and ears !!!

      Virginia Hospital Center Response

      January 14, 2019Director of Recruiting

      Thank you for your feedback. I am saddened to hear that you did not feel supported in your position. Our goal is to foster a comfortable and collaborative environment, and it doesn't sound as though that was your experience. Would you kindly reach out to me at mmalone@virginiahospitalcenter.com ...

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    • medical technologist

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Virginia Hospital Center full-time

        Pros

        friendly staff, good work environment

        Cons

        shortage of onsite employee parking

        Virginia Hospital Center Response

        October 29, 2018Director of Recruiting

        Thank you for sharing this feedback with us. I am happy to hear you enjoy your team and our culture here at VHC! As you are aware, our location in the heart of Arlington has presented some parking challenges. Our long-term goal is to accommodate all staff parking on the Hospital campus, ...

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      • Registered nurse

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        Current Employee - Registered Nurse 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Virginia Hospital Center part-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Friendly employees, great benefits and cafeteria is pretty good. Nurse patient ratio on most floor is 5-1

        Cons

        The pay is competitive but annual raises don’t really exist. Don’t expect more than pennies.

        Advice to Management

        It would be nice to see pay compensation when a review is superior

        Virginia Hospital Center Response

        October 29, 2018Director of Recruiting

        Thank you for taking the time to review your experience here at VHC. Our nurses are the backbone of the Hospital and I'm thrilled to know that you are enjoying your team and our benefits package. We have made quite a few changes recently to our nurse compensation structure and are ...

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      • Helpful (6)

        If I could just afford to keep my job longer, perhaps I would.

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        Current Employee - Registered Nurse 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Virginia Hospital Center

        Pros

        Magnet facility, parking on site, (mostly) self scheduling & awesome coworkers. The benefits are quite costly, but very good.

        Cons

        It is impossible to afford to live here as a nurse at VHC. You need a sugar daddy or a slew of roommates! I have RN friends in other states who made $10-$12/hour more as new grads at their hospitals from 2008-2016. Starting a nurse out at $26.10/hour in the metro DC area is just cruel punishment. The nurses here who aren’t married off and/or living far away in cheaper suburbs will be forced to move away just to be able...

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        Advice to Management

        Please take this pay for nurses plea seriously! This is one of the most expensive areas to live in - in the country! This is ARLINGTON. DC is just a hop over the river. Nursing positions here need to start out at $36+/hour in order to attract & retain quality nurses. Also- you need to make safer ratios for patients. The nurses are getting burnt out because we’re stressed out for our patients’ wellbeing... we want to...

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        Virginia Hospital Center Response

        October 16, 2018Director of Recruiting

        Thank you for this feedback. I'm happy to hear you're enjoying our incredible team, benefits package and flexible nurse scheduling here at VHC. We have made quite a few changes recently to our nurse compensation structure and are committed to conducting ongoing, comprehensive salary ...

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      • Patient care assistant

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Virginia Hospital Center full-time

          Pros

          The people are great to work with

          Cons

          Pay needs to be better

          Virginia Hospital Center Response

          October 16, 2018Director of Recruiting

          Thank you for taking the time to share this. I am thrilled to hear that you are loving our team! I would have to agree with you on that one. Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions or concerns you may have about your compensation and benefits at lvansyckle@virginiahospitalcenter.com. ...

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        • Helpful (1)

          Registered Nurse

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          Former Employee - Staff RN in Arlington, VA
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at Virginia Hospital Center part-time for more than 4 years

          Pros

          People seem engaged when being hired

          Cons

          Its a trap to get you in the door

          Virginia Hospital Center Response

          October 29, 2018Director of Recruiting

          Thank you for sharing and for your three years of service to our patients and our team. I am saddened that your time at VHC was not as expected. I'd truly appreciate any additional feedback you could provide. Would you mind reaching out to me directly at MDickersonCNO@virginiahospitalcenter.com? ...

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