Hospital Reputations in Phoenix - page 6

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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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    I just started another facility and in orientation I swear to god there were 4 other people that had the same story as me about Scottsdale healthcare. Also, how would you like to depend on your paycheck-after all it is the last one, have them take the entire check to pay back relocation fee they gave you 4 months before that you used for rent and deposit? Took all my PTO time and hours worked, every single penny. Now how is that for a great employer? All because "you are not a perfect fit."
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    linda8532:
    Almost wonder if it was a money thing for Scottsdale, not a personality thing. If there were 4 others with the same story, maybe Scottsdale hired too many people, or nurses in the area came in and applied and Scottsdale decided you were too expensive. You never know.

    Good luck at your new facility. Hope things go well for you!
    Last edit by HapyRN on Aug 22, '06
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    [quote=RainDreamer]Please don't just go by what people say though. I see things on here like "I've heard to stay far away from County" and that makes me just cringe! County isn't what it used to be (for those of you that were around in the "bad County" days, a lot has changed). I worked at County for about 6 months and I really loved it. The only reason I left is because I got a better offer in the exact unit I wanted. It was extremely hard to leave though because the people I worked with were AWESOME! The only reason I wouldn't want to be a patient there is because, like Hoozdo said, the rooms have up to 4-6 patients. But the people that work there do so because they like to and they like working with that particular patient population .... I know I did.[quote]

    I have been at County for a year and a half, and for the most part, it's been a very good experience! Granted, I'm just a HUC, so I haven't personally experienced being a nurse there! But I work in the ER and LOVE it!!! I have never worked with a group of people that had such a team spirit as I have in the County ER, and they all love what they do! There is no "every man for himself" attitude, which I have seen on other units, at County and elsewhere! Everyone pitches in and helps their team when they have a few free moments. They even help me with orders if I'm bogged down and they are available, which totally amazed me, since sometimes getting the nurses to help the HUC isn't an easy feat! Yes, it's usually incredibly busy (which is a plus, since less downtime makes the nights go faster!) and yes, you get some patients which are a bit "not quite right" (to put it nicely), but it's never boring and it's a great learning experience. I will be starting nursing school in January (I finished my prereqs), and the nurses are always taking time to explain things to me and give me the benefit of their experience. I've even been able to observe during a trauma. (County has one of 5 Level 1 trauma centers in the Phoenix area.) Even the residents and interns (County is a teaching hospital) help out, and the attendings are awesome, as doctors and as people! No "God complex"...they are all great. When I get my RN, I am hoping to get hired on at County in their NICU, and I've already been told that I can extern there. Oh, and on the regular units (telemetry, med-surg, etc.), there are only 3 patients to a room in general. I have never admitted a patient to a room with more than 3 patients, and I do all the admitting from the ER to the floors at night. There are also quite a few private rooms. Bennies are good, including AZ State Retirement Fund. (Even though County is now a separate healthcare district from the Maricopa county system itself, we were still able to keep our retirement system with the state.) So don't rule County out, especially if you are interested in emergency medicine!!! I don't regret my decision to work there, and while I may say "I don't want to go to work" before I go, I love my nights there and enjoy my job!!!
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    Quote from cookielady,rn
    there's nothing going on in Casa Grande. I was not treated well at Good Samaritan. Many recruiters I've talked to have gotten negative feedback as well. Heard good things about John C Lincoln. Am starting at Scottsdale, which may receive magnet status in September. I've heard to stay far, far away from County.
    Interesting comments about Maricopa Medical Center, and why didn't you like it? I worked there for 5 yrs and loved it, I go back through agency once a week...

    Tony
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    Quote from MrsCleverclogs
    Help I need a job in phoenix any recommendations? Please
    YOu shouldn't have a hard time finding a job as a RN in PHX....

    Tony LPN
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    Quote from TerreP
    I have been at County for a year and a half, and for the most part, it's been a very good experience! Granted, I'm just a HUC, so I haven't personally experienced being a nurse there! But I work in the ER and LOVE it!!! I have never worked with a group of people that had such a team spirit as I have in the County ER, and they all love what they do! There is no "every man for himself" attitude, which I have seen on other units, at County and elsewhere! Everyone pitches in and helps their team when they have a few free moments. They even help me with orders if I'm bogged down and they are available, which totally amazed me, since sometimes getting the nurses to help the HUC isn't an easy feat! Yes, it's usually incredibly busy (which is a plus, since less downtime makes the nights go faster!) and yes, you get some patients which are a bit "not quite right" (to put it nicely), but it's never boring and it's a great learning experience. I will be starting nursing school in January (I finished my prereqs), and the nurses are always taking time to explain things to me and give me the benefit of their experience. I've even been able to observe during a trauma. (County has one of 5 Level 1 trauma centers in the Phoenix area.) Even the residents and interns (County is a teaching hospital) help out, and the attendings are awesome, as doctors and as people! No "God complex"...they are all great.
    Awsome, when you see Shannon, Rob, Nancy, Dr.Blackburn, tell them Tony said Hi, I worked Country ER as a Tech before getting my LPN, YES, it is a great place to work, VERY stressfull at times but any ED is that way..

    Tony
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    Quote from Sunlover
    I am curious to hear from other nurses on what hospitals have great images and possibly what hospitals need to a reputation overhaul!

    Thanks
    As you can tell, you well get SO many different replays to this question.. We are all different people and no all of the hospitals will work for just one person.

    For me, St Joe's didn't work for at all, I went to Maricopa Medical Center and LOVED it there, I have done registay work and will not go back to Baptist, Maryville (there is a reason why its called Scaryville) Phx Memorial and Phx St Lukes. Now Tempe St Lukes was like a resort nice place, nice people...

    Tony LPN
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    Quote from tferdaise
    Awsome, when you see Shannon, Rob, Nancy, Dr.Blackburn, tell them Tony said Hi, I worked Country ER as a Tech before getting my LPN, YES, it is a great place to work, VERY stressfull at times but any ED is that way..

    Tony
    They are all there still! Most of those nurses work day shift, and since I work nights, I don't work with them much, but I know all of them and they are great people. Dr. Blackburn is a hoot!!!! I work with him a lot when he's attending in ER at night (though he's been working a lot in PedsED lately.) He's one of my favorites...along with LoVecchio, Horwood & Sarko. And I love the residents, although most of them have probably changed since you worked there!
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    Quote from tferdaise
    Interesting comments about Maricopa Medical Center, and why didn't you like it? I worked there for 5 yrs and loved it, I go back through agency once a week...

    Tony
    If you're ever working at County through agency (I don't know if you ever work nights), go through ER and see if Terre is listed on the assignment board as the HUC. If so, come and say hi! Did you know Lucille, Sara, Kim, or Marc (the day & swing shift HUCs)?

    Terre
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    I am moving to Southern Arizona. I will be south of Tuscon . Who knos about work conditions there? I would like to stay in Behavioral Health.


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