I am a traveler through Parallon contracted at St. David's North, but I work in the NICU, so my advice may not fully apply to you. I really like working for Parallon and I think my pay is good as is my recruiter. However, I do not like working at the St. David's North hospital. There are a few other St. Davids, main, round rock and south. I also had to "float" to the st. David's main hospital which is in downtown Austin, but I personally liked much better. At the North location, the majority of pt's are wealthy and insured, but also demanding. I think that translates to the staff who seem to have a snobby attitude and that they are better than everywhere else (however, having been to 3 other hospitals, I don't think they are any better than any other hospital). And granted, it may just be my unit. At the main downtown location, I found the staff to be much more welcoming and everyone seemed to be happier and laid backwith their job and honestly the physical layout and set up of the rooms was much better (again, I have no idea what adult ICU's are like) but at main, a much higher percentage of pts are medicade/spanish speaking only, which is a population I have much more experience working with. The big thing that is bad about HCA is Meditech, which everyone universally hates.