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Tenet Health: Invest in Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center

We are more than 1500 Registered Nurses, Healthcare Professionals, Medical Technicians, and Health Care workers at Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center who provide round-the-clock service to our community and we're fighting for additional resources to create a higher standard of care for our patients.

A Hospital in Crisis

We believe Tenet Health, owner of Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center (FVRMC), is compromising patient care by under-resourcing our community safety-net hospital. Tenet Health must invest in our hospital to guarantee we have the staff and equipment needed to provide our patients with the care they deserve.

Inadequate Numbers

"Nurses come into this profession to provide quality patient care to everyone who comes through the hospital doors. But when management doesn’t schedule our units with the adequate numbers of nurses and other staff, the patients are the ones who suffer. We are experienced, dedicated, and ready to serve our communities. It’s time for Tenet to provide staff and patients with the support we all need."

JENNIFER CZINDER
RN, Telemetry

Patient Care Compromised

"When we're short staffed, not only is patient care compromised, but as RNs we have to consider whether our licensure is at risk when we are working in these conditions."

LACEY VASQUEZ
RN

It Was Embarrassing

"A Doctor asked me to get a blood pressure machine ASAP for a patient. I had to try 4 blood pressure machines before I finally found one that had all of its components and was working. This took 10 to 15 minutes and the doctor was furious. It was embarrassing in front of the family members."

JOANNA STONFER
RN, Surgical

Quality of Care Has Declined

"Prior to 2020, I did not hesitate to take my family into FVRH for their medical needs. Over the past few years, the quality of care has declined so much. We lost many experienced nurses. Medication delays are common. Sadly, I have lost confidence in the quality of care at FVRH and would no longer bring my family here for medical needs."

KENT NGUYEN
Pharmacy

Get the Facts

Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center is in crisis. Staffing shortages and broken and outdated equipment are putting patients at risk at the community safety-net hospital. Healthcare workers are burned out and leaving the hospital at alarming rates. Our community deserves better.

A recent survey of hospital staff and reports from management show:

800+

Number of healthcare workers who left Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center between Jan 2020 and July 1, 2022

256

Number of healthcare workers who left Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center in the past 6 months

92%

Percentage of FVRMC healthcare workers surveyed who stated they have serious concerns about the impact of high turnover on patient experience and patient care

71.6%

Percentage of FVRMC healthcare workers surveyed who say patients’ care is delayed, rescheduled or postponed on a daily basis or multiple shifts per week due to a lack of staff

82.3%

Percentage of FVRMC healthcare workers surveyed who stated they experience equipment failures anywhere from multiple shifts to every shift per week.

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