Hospital Reputations in Phoenix - page 10

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I am curious to hear from other nurses on what hospitals have great images and possibly what hospitals need to a reputation overhaul! Thanks... Read More


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    Quote from KarryRN
    Does anyone know anything about pediatrics at Banner Thunderbird? I'm in the online RN refresher program through MCC, and I need to find a place to do my preceptorship clinical next semester. Thanks.
    I've done all of my clinicals at Banner T-bird and really love it. They do have a peds unit, but I haven't been to that yet, we do our peds rotation at Hacienda. Almost all of the people I've met at BTB have been really great, but again it depends on what floor you work on etc.
    Keli
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    I don't see any comments on Paradise Valley Hospital. I've never been a patient or employee, but everyone I've ever mentioned them to, says, "Just let die where I am...don't take me there." Is it really that bad?
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    I had two of my children there and wasn't exactly thrilled with the hospital. My anesthesiologist never showed up so my OB came in and asked how my epidural was doing, I told her I don't know, I never got one. She said that's funny, he's standing in the hallway talking to the nurses. So by the time he finally meandered in (it had been over 2 hours since I requested one and he had a 30 minute response time required) and took his sweet ol' time briefing me on epidurals (it was my third child!!) and finally GAVE me the epidural, I was fully dilated!! Gee thanks a lot.
    I had a cold and ended up losing my voice while in the hospital and trying to get my pain meds was an act in itself. The nurses acted like I was putting them out by asking for pain meds once or twice during the day. :deadhorse
    Soooo....I've never worked there, but as a patient....I'd never go back.
    Just my Keli
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    Quote from PPHawk
    I don't see any comments on Paradise Valley Hospital. I've never been a patient or employee, but everyone I've ever mentioned them to, says, "Just let die where I am...don't take me there." Is it really that bad?
    They have been undergoing a recent expansion. That's about all the positives I can offer.

    My brief encounter as a student with a LTC clinical patient being transferred there wasn't good. The LTC facility nurse told me they transferred her to a different hospital as PV Hospital almost killed her. A few years back I did my BLS training there and the RN running the BLS program scheduling was a real piece of work.

    It's always dangerous to draw conclusions from limited information so keep in mind that your results may vary.
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    Quote from Kabin
    They have been undergoing a recent expansion. That's about all the positives I can offer.

    My brief encounter as a student with a LTC clinical patient being transferred there wasn't good. The LTC facility nurse told me they transferred her to a different hospital as PV Hospital almost killed her. A few years back I did my BLS training there and the RN running the BLS program scheduling was a real piece of work.

    It's always dangerous to draw conclusions from limited information so keep in mind that your results may vary.
    Well, I am here to say that a patient's opinion of a hospital can greatly differ from a nurse's opinion of what it is like to work there. Just b/c a hospital has a high pt satisfaction rate does not mean it has a high employee satisfaction rate.

    Just a thought..
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    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    LOL! I live in Tucson, but I used to live in Florence (many, many years ago). I suspected that you might live either there or in Coolidge if you know Sacaton.
    Did you go to school at CAC?
    Yup How'd you guess?
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    I am considering relocating to phx *Mesa/Gilbert/Chandler area* Will be interviewing with Banner Baywood (YIKES) and Chandler Regional...

    Appreciate input on Mercy Gilbert!

    Thanks in advance...


    Oh, I am a 12 year Acute Care RN, I also am a Clinical Nurse Instructor for the ADN program. I have worked every floor from Psych to ICU.

    All input appreciated!
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    Quote from KimberleyRN
    I am considering relocating to phx *Mesa/Gilbert/Chandler area* Will be interviewing with Banner Baywood (YIKES) and Chandler Regional...

    Appreciate input on Mercy Gilbert!

    Thanks in advance...


    Oh, I am a 12 year Acute Care RN, I also am a Clinical Nurse Instructor for the ADN program. I have worked every floor from Psych to ICU.

    All input appreciated!
    I know Mercy Gilbert is a new hospital and is still trying to get the kinks worked out, but it's a beautiful hospital. I have friends that work at Chandler REgional and love it. I know the pay is pretty good there as well. My friend did clinicals at Banner Baywood and loved areas of it (oncology), but I've heard others say it's not so great. I'm starting as an extern at Banner Mesa, and love what I've seen so far.

    Anywhere you go they need nurses here! Especially ADN clinical instructors!!! We're in desperate need of clinical instructors!!

    You'll love the Gilbert area, it's growing really fast, and we're getting a lot of really great places in. They're building a new mall that's supposed to be the biggest in AZ, with shops like Neiman Marcus, Nordstroms, things like that. When I moved here there were just dairy farms and you had to drive pretty far just to find a Fry's grocery store!
    Keli
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    Quote from Calzonan
    I've done all of my clinicals at Banner T-bird and really love it. They do have a peds unit, but I haven't been to that yet, we do our peds rotation at Hacienda. Almost all of the people I've met at BTB have been really great, but again it depends on what floor you work on etc.
    Keli
    My daughter just starting working there in September. She's an x-ray technologist, but she likes it there also.
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    Keli, thank you for your input!

    I currently have 3 jobs here in Iowa: Seasonal work as the clinical nurse instructor, On Call on the behavioral Unit, and Weekend/Holiday Rounding nurse with the Hospitalists.

    I enjoy all my positions... it will take some very nice offers to persuade me to relocate, however since I lived in the Phoenix area for over 8 years before, I know the Valley is a great place to live.

    Any input on Maricopa?

    My Nurse Recruiters are scheduling interviews with several facillities. I just want to be prepared and know the "down low" on them before I go into the meetings.

    Thanks once again!


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