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.
"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."
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."
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."
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."
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 Staffing shortages and broken and outdated equipment are putting patients at risk at the community safety-net hospital.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:
Number of healthcare workers who left Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center between Jan 2020 and July 1, 2022
Number of healthcare workers who left Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center in the past 6 months
Percentage of FVRMC healthcare workers surveyed who stated they have serious concerns about the impact of high turnover on patient experience and patient care
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
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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