I work at Marshall Medical Center North in Guntersville. We are an 86 bed county owned hospital in North Alabama and I am very happy. Starting pay was several dollars per hour more than you quoted. We not only believe in evidence based care, but have a strong commitment to professional development. This is demonstrated by our student loan program along with our loan forgiveness program, which rewards employees for staying here after they earn their degrees. Our patient satisfaction improvement programs are making a huge difference in our scores. We are paid quarterly bonuses based on our efforts at improving efficiency, quality, and satisfaction. The hospital matches part of our retirement contributions, and because our management plans not just for next year, but 5 and 10 years down the road, we are financially sound and able to provide reasonable annual raises. We are also able to grow with our community needs. I'm sorry you are having a bad experience. Just wanted share that not all North Alabama hospitals are as yours. My hospital is far from perfect, but our commitment to excellence begins at the top and trickles all the way down through the ranks. We get better every day, and after 8 years here I still look forward to going to work every day (well... almost every day).