Cape Girardeau, MO

  1. Anybody know anything about this hospital or the anesthesia group. What about the area (other than whats on the cyber screen)?

    Lee
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   memphispanda
    I know very little/nothing about the hospital, but I am familiar with the area. I used to live in Sikeston MO which is about 30 minutes south of Cape. I think it's a great area. The cost of living is low, there are places to shop, and St. Louis isn't that far away. We had a 5 bedroom/3bath house in Sikeston that we paid $69,000 for. Really.

    I wish I knew more about the hospital, but my only experience with any of the medical people up there was with the rudest most condescending OB doc ever. I ended up having my baby in Sikeston.
  4. by   smiling_ru
    The hospital is hiring CRNA's now rather than the anesthesia group. They are planning to hire 10, do not know how many they have hired so far. The town is a river town, not my style but that means nothing to anyone else. Full realm of practice but I think there may be some debate about CRNA's doing hearts, at this time only the MDA's do them. That is all I know.
  5. by   TexasCRNA
    Smiles, what do you mean its a river town? Is the place trashy or what? I know every place has their eye sore. That area seems to be a happy medium between a big city and small town. I have never been there and may be inquiring about a crna position at Cape. Anything you can tell me good or bad I want to hear it. Post it or send me a private email Gowkout@yahoo.com.

    Thanks Lee.
  6. by   memphispanda
    Cape is on the river. It has it's trashy areas for sure, but I think just about any place does. There are a ton of antique stores. They have a university. They used to have craft shows a lot, don't know if they still do. They even get a few decent concerts each year. It's a friendly place.
  7. by   smiling_ru
    Gowkout, I emailed you.
  8. by   TexasCRNA
    Thanks
  9. by   Qwiigley
    Isn't Rush Limbaugh from this town? Couldn't be too bad.
  10. by   TexasCRNA
    I think so but maybe theres a reason why he is not there anymore?? I may still go just to check it out, you never know.
  11. by   kmchugh
    Gowkout

    GO CHECK IT OUT!! I have considered a position in Cape G, but a better offer came along before I could check it out. Generally speaking, where ever you are, the hospital (if that is who is hiring you) will pay for you to come out for an interview. Generally, they want you to pay your way there, but reimburse you for all expenses (airfare, hotel, meals, etc). So, the end cost to you is effectively nothing.

    Remember my looking for a job? I doubt I would have taken a job in such a small town. But after going to look, I was quite taken with both the town and the hospital. And the offer could not be beaten.

    GO LOOK.

    Kevin
  12. by   TexasCRNA
    Kevin, you are right. I have about four good leads for jobs right now including Cape. I interviewed in my home state of Fla. and was not impressed but I already knew that. They use the beach thing to pay you less money.

    I must say it does take time to find the right job, I have probably talked(phone) to about 15 different groups to narrow down my search to what it is now.

    BTW, I was looking at the Bristol, Tenn job on GW and went to the net to search info about the area and theres this guy who has a web site just to deter people from moving there, I thought it was hilarious!!

    Later gotta go to work, Lee.
  13. by   whipping girl in 07
    Speaking of Bristol, TN, I lived in Bristol, VA (border town) for two and a half years when I was a teenager and I loved the place. I've always wanted to go back. If it's as nice now as it was in the 80s, you should definitely check it out too.

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