maybe

United States

#21 Jul 22, 2010
Maybe if they come in and help night shift. Knowing they cant handle it. It would run alot better. They have fired there BEST people over stupid stuff. IM GLAD the old ceo is gone she done a awful job. A pack of old hens get rid of the rest. They need to clean out HR first.
SITTING BACK LAUGHING

Welch, WV

#22 Jul 23, 2010
WELL FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND THE ONE THAT THEY ARE MAKING THE NEW CEO IS JUST AS BAD AS THE ONE THEY ARE PUTTING OUT !!! I KNOW BOTH OF THEM . I AM AN EX-EMPLOYEE I WORKED THERE FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND JUST LET ME TELL YOU . THE ONE THEY ARE PUTTING IN THERE IS THE ONE OVER HUMAN RESOURCES ( BIG MISTAKE !) I GUESS THEY WANT HER TO FINISH WHAT THE OTHER ONE STARTED AND GET THE COMPANY SHUT DOWN .. BUT I HAVE TO SAY I WAS VERY PLEASED TO HEAR WHAT WAS HAPPENING .(EXCEPT FOR THE ONE THAT WAS TAKING HER PLACE !!) SHE NEVER SEEMED TO KNOW ANY OF THE EMPLOYEES UNLESS THE MAIN MAN CAME IN TO SEE HOW THE COMPANY WAS DOING AND TO GET OPINIONS FROM THE EMPLOYEES THERE . INWHICH THE EMPLOYEES WANTED TO TELL THEIR OPINION BUT WAS ALSO AFRAID OF LOSING THEIR JOB , SO WE WOULDNT SAY ANYTHING . IN ALL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH WORKING THERE THE PAY SUCKS !!! WE WAS ALWAYS UNDER STAFFED , THEY WANTED YOU TO DO THE JOB OF 4-5 WORKERS IN YOUR 8 OR 12 HOUR SHIFT ... I HAVE TO SAY THOUGH WHEN I FIRST STARTED WORKING THERE THIS WAS A VERY NICE PLACE TO WORK . BUT SHORTLY AFTER THAT THEY REPLACED THE CEO . IN MY OPINION IF THEY WANT TO KEEP THE COPMANY FROM SHUTTING DOWN THEY NEED TO CLEAN HOUSE ON THE CEO, HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR , AND OF COURSE THE NURSING DIRECTOR INSTEAD OF ALL THESE HARD WORKING EMPLOYEE'S THAT HAVE BEEN WITH THIS COMPANY SINCE THE FIRST DAY THE PLACE OPENED . THEY ARE ALL SIMPLY JUST A SNAKE IN THE GRASS ...
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EX patient family 2

Beckley, WV

#24 Jul 27, 2010
PVHS senior-- I have actually met a few of those good employees and perhaps your mom was one of them. There were a few others, however, who were awful and have made the place a nightmare for many. I will not mention their names but I know that what goes 'round comes 'round and I can't wait. I do work with the public every day and I would NEVER treat anyone the way that these few treated me and my family. Sorry your mom is getting bunched in with the few bad apples.
frustrated

Cowen, WV

#25 Aug 25, 2010
i have worked at healthsouth for awhile.i am a cna. we do our best to care for patients. some ppl come there with very high expectation and blame cna's for eveything!!! I'm sorry if i have 12-16 patients to care for and cant split into 12-16 pieces to service everyone at the same time. no matter how many times i apologize for not being there fast enough someone is angry. well, get in line!!!no matter who's light i answer next, someone will be waiting.and most of the patients are elderly and it may take 10-15mins to do all for these ppl. so who's answering the lights??? lpn's pass meds, rn's do paperwork.cna's have received most of the flack because we are most accessable.we are the ones there. and if you stay at night, dont supervise us on how to do our jobs, step back and let us do it. if not, be useful. if my mom needed to go to the bathroom and a cna wasnt available, i would take her myself, not let her sit there waiting which is what most ppl do.I know its not fair to the patient, but dont blame us (cna's) for lack of staff. I do a damn good job!! and when i go home, my conscious is clear. I did my job to the best of my ability. I give 110%!!! even though some family members want 150. Makes me sorry i ever became a cna.
wonder

United States

#26 Aug 25, 2010
Why dont the hire more men. Ive seen some ladys helping 500 pound men up and cant! And its nice people are just fussing about work and not affairs and other mess. I hope the clean it up for u guys. Working in the health field is a hard job!
x employee

Parkersburg, WV

#27 Aug 25, 2010
i worked in a nursing home several years ago i would like to say that the cna's have a very difficult job and deserve much more than they make. i worked in the office but i saw the care that they gave and most of them gave 110% my hat is off to them
LPN

United States

#28 Aug 25, 2010
I worked there and I know of a few that screwed around! HAhA I'll tell ur wife someday!
x cna

Peapack, NJ

#29 Aug 30, 2010
I work there as a CNA and it was so hard. Its to much on everyone that works there. I think if some of the big wigs would work they would see how hard it is. They need new people running the nursing department.
CNA

Hudson, OH

#30 Sep 13, 2010
I work at Healthsouth as a CNA. It is unbelievable what is expected of you. I work on 2nd shift and all showers are done on that shift. If I have 13-16 patients it's really difficult to get half of them showered and the other half bathed by 9:30pm. You also need to answer call bells, work the dining room to pass trays and assist patients during dinner and to the bathroom. The charting has gotten so ridiculous that the aides do as much as the nurses! I would never send my loved one to Healthsouth, it's a joke! I can't believe they can get away with being so understaffed, especially when census is up they don't even try to get extra help in. I was told by a member of the administration that they weren't worried about high turnover. That was the final straw, I'm looking for a new job.
facts

Beckley, WV

#31 Sep 13, 2010
CNA wrote:
I work at Healthsouth as a CNA. It is unbelievable what is expected of you. I work on 2nd shift and all showers are done on that shift. If I have 13-16 patients it's really difficult to get half of them showered and the other half bathed by 9:30pm. You also need to answer call bells, work the dining room to pass trays and assist patients during dinner and to the bathroom. The charting has gotten so ridiculous that the aides do as much as the nurses! I would never send my loved one to Healthsouth, it's a joke! I can't believe they can get away with being so understaffed, especially when census is up they don't even try to get extra help in. I was told by a member of the administration that they weren't worried about high turnover. That was the final straw, I'm looking for a new job.
Join the healthcare world.
Ex-Employee of HSSH

Princeton, WV

#32 Sep 16, 2010
I am an ex-employee of HealthSouth. I worked there for many years and have seen alot of great employees come and go. I resigned a little over a year ago and was one of the few that actually got to work out a notice. Like every business out there, you have your good employees and your bad employees. There to be alot of dedicated workers who gave their all caring for each and every patient, but in my years of working there, and 4 D.O.Ns later,(excuse me, I do believe the current employee who has this position of D.O.N, changed the title to C.N.O, apparently D.O.N wasnt suitable for her)the care has gone downhill a great deal. The PT department is very knowledgeable and dedicated to their job and patients, I will give credit where it is due. The OT department has had its share of turnover rate as well. As far as the nursing department goes, it is extremley UNDERSTAFFED. Upon turning my notice in, I was told that the C.N.O refused to hire anyone straight out of nursing school that the only experience in the work force was Wal-Mart or a gas station. At the turnover rate they had at that time, they should have welcomed those who were straight out of school due to them being able to be "molded" so to speak. I knew several of the nurses who actually had scheduled overtime on their montly schedule. Working for 12 hours, and having anywhere from 10-13 patients per one CNA and one LPN, the workload was very overwhelming. The duties that these employees are asked to perform is almost impossible. 8-10 of the 10-13 patients you were assigned were those of total care. The LPN couldnt help due to having to pass meds and the pile of charting that she was required to do before her shift ended. Therefore the majority of the work was all on 1 CNA. They were holding steady at 32-36 patients in the entire facility when I chose to leave that place of employment and we literally had 1 RN, 4 LPNs and 4 CNAs to all those patients. 9 employees doesnt sound bad compared to 32-36 patients, BUT, like mentioned early on in this post, the employees are a mixture of GOOD/BAD employees. I do beg to differ with someone who posted earlier that they arent standing around drinking coffee, because I worked there too and I can honestly name several employees who wouldnt get up from behind the desk to go out and help on the floor. There were some who did and trust me, I've seen them on the phone, in the breakroom, or just chatting about what was going on with other employees in the building and flirting with the doctor. Yes, all secrets arent secrets in that place. Everyone knew who was doing who where and when. THE WALLS HAVE EARS IN THAT PLACE!!! I've even had one co-worker look at me in the hallway and say, "IT IS NOT MY JOB!" Well, in my eyes, we were all there to do ONE JOB, and that was to take care of each and every patient. I've even had a nurse look at me and say, "I dont know how to wipe their butt." Well my gosh, the very first thought that crossed my mind was, "DO YOU NOT WIPE YOUR OWN WHEN YOU GO TO THE BATHROOM?" I've seen so many cover-ups in that place that it truely is unbelieveable. I've heard nurses say to each other, "dont photograph that wound, we will have to claim it as ours if we do." Being LOW LOW LOW on the toddem pole, I knew that saying anything would have been pointless because, it would have been covered and my behind would have been rode, by the administrative team.
Ex-Employee of HSSH 2

Princeton, WV

#33 Sep 16, 2010
Speaking of admistration, yes the OLD CEO is out so I've heard, but the replacement is the head of HR, whose only experience before HSSH was working at a bank! Yes family members, the lady who is running the place your loved one is in, use to work at a bank. How does this prove anything creditable to running a healthcare facility? I'm to still figure that one out yet. The C.N.O came in thinking she was going to rule with an iron fist and ride the place of just about everyone. Well, CONGRATS TO YOU M.C! You sure have. Those you havent fired quit and were not allowed to work out a notice. Sad thing is, you would think after being an RN for years, that she would know you cant run a nursing department from behind closed doors. As for the care given there now, I wouldnt recommend one of my loved ones going there. Not because the therapy department isnt great, but because of the nursing department being SO understaffed and covered faults you wouldnt believe, I wouldnt trust them with my loved one. Years ago, I loved working there. It was a JOY to go to work and the help was there. It was almost impossible to get hired on there when I started, now, they just wont hire, or if they do, M.C. will run you out the door very quickly. As for the families that have complained about having to care for their loved ones there, here is my thoughts on that one.., Those people at Healthsouth are not Jesus, they do not come up with an immediate heal for your loved one. I am very sorry, if thats what you have expected. REHAB is REHAB.... it isnt an acute care setting. The lesions job, upon speaking to you about coming to HSSH is to inform you that your loved one will be expected to participate in at least 3-5 hours of intense therapy a day. Yes, most families are of great help to the workers there, but thats just it....if you are not planning to send your loved one to a long-term rehab or long-term nursing facility, you should jump in and take care of your loved one. After all, the nurses, the therapist are not going home with you to care for your loved one there. If you are taking your loved one home, then you NEED to LEARN how to care for that person so they would not have to return to the hospital for unnecassary reasons due to your lack of knowledge on how to care for them. I am not sure if they have done away with "family training",(wouldnt surprise me), but that is EXACTLY what that is for. If your plans are to take your loved one home, then why wouldnt you want to be there caring for and learning how to care for that person. Taking care of a sick/disabled person is very demanding in itself, wether or not the person is demanding. I have seen alot of wrong in that place, but I also have seen alot of love and miracles leave that place as well. It takes the dedication of everyone involved. The administration team needs to have their eyes OPENED somehow and get the workers there the help they need in order to improve patient satisfaction as well as families need to be more involved and not feel like its the nurses/therapist job to solely care for that patient. If your sending your loved one to a nursing home then maybe so, but if you are taking them home, then by all means it is also the families responsibilty to learn/help/dedicate themselves to improving the life of the individual who is admitted to HSSH. It is what it is........
Ex-Employee of HSSH 2

Princeton, WV

#34 Sep 16, 2010
former patients family wrote:
all i can say is the care stinks, there is not enough staff on the floor to help the patient's this is not the nurses fault.administration there is the pits,no one knows what the other ones is doing, we had personal information shared with another family member which is a hippa viloation, who ever the men are that delivered trays at the time she was there would leave her tray on the sink and her food would get cold, therapy was never when it should be it was good when ever they would get to her,several of the pt and ot aids were very rude and had attitudes. the tv was always messed up and who ever the young man was that fixed them always came in fussing, and after several times of having to fix it he got upset. to bad there was not another rehab hospital around, to give them a run for their money....
The Men who handed trays out in the morning were the maintenance crew. I always thought it was a bit strange having maintenance men pass out trays. Dietary was understaffed they said and nursing was getting people up in the mornings so, they maintenance men were those that it fell upon. Also, there was a housekeeper passing it out too
Ex-Employee of HSSH 2

Princeton, WV

#35 Sep 16, 2010
LPN wrote:
I worked there and I know of a few that screwed around! HAhA I'll tell ur wife someday!
I worked there also. I'm telling you, THE WALLS HAVE EARS IN THAT PLACE! NO SECRETS! I admit though, I do miss some of my girls that I worked with, but glad I'm not in that drama ANYMORE! Heck, all my girls are gone, No One left there since M.C came in there. They really lost ALOT of their OUTSTANDING WORKERS!I can almost 99% certain tell you who you are speaking of. I know several affairs that went on throughout my years of working there. SEVERAL!
True Tiger

Beckley, WV

#36 Sep 16, 2010
Ex-Employee of HSSH 2 wrote:
Speaking of admistration, yes the OLD CEO is out so I've heard, but the replacement is the head of HR, whose only experience before HSSH was working at a bank! Yes family members, the lady who is running the place your loved one is in, use to work at a bank. How does this prove anything creditable to running a healthcare facility? I'm to still figure that one out yet. The C.N.O came in thinking she was going to rule with an iron fist and ride the place of just about everyone. Well, CONGRATS TO YOU M.C! You sure have. Those you havent fired quit and were not allowed to work out a notice. Sad thing is, you would think after being an RN for years, that she would know you cant run a nursing department from behind closed doors. As for the care given there now, I wouldnt recommend one of my loved ones going there. Not because the therapy department isnt great, but because of the nursing department being SO understaffed and covered faults you wouldnt believe, I wouldnt trust them with my loved one. Years ago, I loved working there. It was a JOY to go to work and the help was there. It was almost impossible to get hired on there when I started, now, they just wont hire, or if they do, M.C. will run you out the door very quickly. As for the families that have complained about having to care for their loved ones there, here is my thoughts on that one.., Those people at Healthsouth are not Jesus, they do not come up with an immediate heal for your loved one. I am very sorry, if thats what you have expected. REHAB is REHAB.... it isnt an acute care setting. The lesions job, upon speaking to you about coming to HSSH is to inform you that your loved one will be expected to participate in at least 3-5 hours of intense therapy a day. Yes, most families are of great help to the workers there, but thats just it....if you are not planning to send your loved one to a long-term rehab or long-term nursing facility, you should jump in and take care of your loved one. After all, the nurses, the therapist are not going home with you to care for your loved one there. If you are taking your loved one home, then you NEED to LEARN how to care for that person so they would not have to return to the hospital for unnecassary reasons due to your lack of knowledge on how to care for them. I am not sure if they have done away with "family training",(wouldnt surprise me), but that is EXACTLY what that is for. If your plans are to take your loved one home, then why wouldnt you want to be there caring for and learning how to care for that person. Taking care of a sick/disabled person is very demanding in itself, wether or not the person is demanding. I have seen alot of wrong in that place, but I also have seen alot of love and miracles leave that place as well. It takes the dedication of everyone involved. The administration team needs to have their eyes OPENED somehow and get the workers there the help they need in order to improve patient satisfaction as well as families need to be more involved and not feel like its the nurses/therapist job to solely care for that patient. If your sending your loved one to a nursing home then maybe so, but if you are taking them home, then by all means it is also the families responsibilty to learn/help/dedicate themselves to improving the life of the individual who is admitted to HSSH. It is what it is........
DAM ARE YOU WRITING A BOOK
wondering

United States

#37 Sep 16, 2010
Ex-Employee of HSSH 2 wrote:
<quoted text>
I worked there also. I'm telling you, THE WALLS HAVE EARS IN THAT PLACE! NO SECRETS! I admit though, I do miss some of my girls that I worked with, but glad I'm not in that drama ANYMORE! Heck, all my girls are gone, No One left there since M.C came in there. They really lost ALOT of their OUTSTANDING WORKERS!I can almost 99% certain tell you who you are speaking of. I know several affairs that went on throughout my years of working there. SEVERAL!
Are you talking about nights T I sure am...HAHAHAHA
Straight-Up

Princeton, WV

#38 Sep 16, 2010
wondering wrote:
<quoted text>Are you talking about nights T I sure am...HAHAHAHA
Yeah I heard of that one too!
curious

Newton, WV

#39 Sep 17, 2010
bbt
lpn

United States

#40 Sep 17, 2010
wondering wrote:
<quoted text>Are you talking about nights T I sure am...HAHAHAHA
It makes me sick knowing what I know.
Ex-Employee of HSSH

Princeton, WV

#41 Sep 17, 2010
lpn wrote:
<quoted text>It makes me sick knowing what I know.
Yeah, I agree. I can still see the look on one of the ex-employees face as she sat behind the desk and answered the phone when another ex-employees wife would call him. I heard her mumble some very disturbing things. That's been 6-7 years ago though. They no longer work there. One quit and the other was "laid off", when they had the lay offs. It's not just who was doing who, what, when or how, it's the fact that I've seen charts open up from different patients who had been discharged months prior and blanks filled in by people who has an office downstairs!! All to cover a law suit, speaking of, how many do they have against them? At one time I knew of 7 at once, 3 being employees and 2 of those were discrimination lawsuits! Oh well!!!!

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