Denver Health vs. Centura Health vs. HealthONE - page 2

Hey nurses, I'm an ER nurse new to Denver and I was offered a job with St. Anthony's. I also have two pending interviews with DH and Swedish coming up. I'm not too excited about what I'm being... Read More

  1. by   SummitRN
    The following Denver healthcare systems use Epic:

    Exempla
    Centura
    UCH
    TCH
    Denver Health

    ... basically everyone except HealthOne/HCA and VA.
  2. by   SHefner22
    Thank's, that's still very helpful. I am coming from a major teaching hospital on the east coast and I did feel very "at home" when I visited UCH. I have only ever been at teaching hospitals, so perhaps it would be a better transition if I stuck with the teaching hospital system for now since I'm already making a lot of changes by moving half way across the country. I am 25, and have only been a nurse for 17 months, so maybe I ought to stick with what I know for now, and look for a challenge in a few years?

    Thank you.
  3. by   SHefner22
    SummitRN- what do you know about the STICU at UCH vs the SICU or Neuro/Trauma ICU's at St. Anthony's. As a nurse with only three months experience in a multi-trauma ICU, would the ICU's at St. Anthony's be too big of a jump?

    Right now I am torn between a guaranteed job offer at UCH in the STICU (have to accept/decline by July 1st) and no guaranteed job offer at St. Anthony's in an ICU, but a promise that if a position is open closer to when I plan to move (September/October), they will likely make an offer. I had a skype interview with St. A's last Thursday and they were prepared to make an offer but when I told them I couldn't be out there until late Sept./Oct. they said they needed to fill the position now, and to re-apply at the end of August (with the caveat that they may not have the same positions available that they do now...Full times days in either the SICU or N/T ICU).

    Again: 17 months total experience, 14 months in a Trauma IMC, 3 months in a Trauma ICU at Baltimore's Shock Trauma Center. Career goals to work in a high acuity/fast paced ICU, flight nurse, and eventually Emergency Room or CRNA one day (I'm 25, I don't have it all figured out yet, haha).

    Thanks
  4. by   That Guy
    Go to Uni with that level of experience. The ICUs at St A are really young and just had a lot of turnover.
  5. by   SHefner22
    I think going to UCH would be very parallel to what I am doing right now. Possibly lower acuity patients from what I understand. Maybe I'm wrong. I haven't actually been to St. A's; I've only seen UCH.

    Sounds like the large consensus is that UCH is a better option right now given my current situation.
  6. by   SummitRN
    Quote from SHefner22
    SummitRN- what do you know about the STICU at UCH vs the SICU or Neuro/Trauma ICU's at St. Anthony's. As a nurse with only three months experience in a multi-trauma ICU, would the ICU's at St. Anthony's be too big of a jump?
    All I know from friends who work each is the UCH SICU is not as sick as SAH NTICU

    Oh... I think that UCH rotates days nights... SAH you are nights or days... but I could be wrong.
  7. by   SC_RNDude
    Quote from That Guy
    Go to Uni with that level of experience. The ICUs at St A are really young and just had a lot of turnover.
    Adding to that, St A has also had and continues to have high manager turnover the last few years all over the hospital.
    Last edit by SC_RNDude on Jun 28, '16 : Reason: Edit
  8. by   klone
    Quote from SC_RNDude
    Adding to that, St A has also had and continues to have high manager turnover the last few years all over the hospital.
    Yep. Right now some manager positions have a $5000 signing bonus, something that is pretty unheard of right now in Denver. High staff and management turnover is a sign that things aren't a great situation.
  9. by   That Guy
    Quote from klone
    Yep. Right now some manager positions have a $5000 signing bonus, something that is pretty unheard of right now in Denver. High staff and management turnover is a sign that things aren't a great situation.
    So is that why Healthone has been headhunting me like no other right now with 10k sign on bonus haha
  10. by   Strelok
    Quote from That Guy
    So is that why Healthone has been headhunting me like no other right now with 10k sign on bonus haha
    Yes, that is why. Everybody I have asked who is in-the-know (having either worked for HealthOne or knows somebody who has) has said HealthOne is terrible. Run the other way!

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