Can anyone give me a review of University Conneticut Hospital in Farmington Ct? I am looking at an ICU travel contract this fall! Excited to see the area, I am from the midwest and have never been anywhere even close to this area! Any information/review would be appreciated. Thanks!
Dec 31, '09
I grew up in Bristol and later Farmington! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! If I wasn't married to a military man I would probably be living in CT again.
I have no personal experience with working at John Dempsey as a nurse. I did work at the daycare when I was in high school. I enjoyed the job very much. Sorry I don't think my post was very helpful to you.
Feb 2, '10
Yeah, I can't help that much since i haven't worked there, but the area is lovely. The hospital is smaller and much quieter than say Hartford Hospital, or even Saint Francis. Not sure what their trauma level is, but I'm sure you could find that out. But the major traumas in the area would go to HH probably, or Baystate if more northern.
My dad's wife had two surgeries there and has recovered well, my dad had his hernia surgery there and is also well, but my friend had a lap-chole that went SOO wrong. She ended up in the ICU at Baystate for 6 days leaking bile and septic, and the surgeon couldn't even find the stent Uconn put in, and this was two days after she went back to uconn c/o severe pain.
The surgical floor was soooo quiet there when I went to visit her, but not sure how the ICU is. Anyway, good luck!
Feb 26, '10
I have never worked there either, but I know someone who did. It is not a trauma center, but it is a teaching hospital (as the name would suggest). It houses the medical school, the dental school, and a pretty extensive medical library. It is also where the inmates from the state's prisons go when they need inpatient treatment (locked units, I believe),
It is probably best known for its high risk OB floor and NICU (a friend of mine had two babies there and the care was top notch.
I don't know much about the ICU there, but I would imagine it is a pretty well run unit.
Farmington is a lovely town, as are the surrounding towns of Avon, Burlington, Simsbury and West Hartford. You are 2 hours in either direction from Boston or NYC, which can be lots of fun.
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