Quote from FeistyPiscesRN
Have you worked at the "toxic" hospital that you keep referring to?
Yes. I worked for the "Toxic Hospital" for many years.
I am aware that Lehigh is not a specialized hospital. That is why we receive many transfers from the facility. However, we also receive a considerable amount of transfers from Lehigh due to other reasons, the majority of which involve that the patient did not feel safe at that facility or felt discriminated against.
I can tell you that "Most" of the so-called "Transfers" you get are from the ED. So since Lehigh isn't a specialized hospital, than I can see why that is happening. As for your "Claim" of "Patients not feeling safe or felt discriminated against", I find that BS. I have not seen or heard of a patient being transferred due to your claims. Anyways, Insurance is not going to even pay for something like that and what doctor is going to take a transfer like that? But Whatever.
If you work at Lehigh and are happy there, good for you. My post was not a slam against the nurses or staff who work there, but more about some of the things I had heard about the organization in its entirety. So unless you represent the entirety of Lehigh Regional Medical Center, I really do not see why you felt the need to go on the rampage about the "toxic" hospital that you did.
I do work there and I am happy there, so yea for me. Remember, You should never judge something you have no knowledge about. So you heard someone saying something about whatever. Do you honestly know the fact's? Nope, Just because one person might say something negative about something, doesn't mean it's the truth now does it?
As for the "Toxic" Hospital. Well I can call them that (along with many other names) as I have been there 1st hand to see, hear, feel and taste it. I have seen my fare share of nurse's who have made a 180 degree with their bedside manner because of the way they were treated by this hospital. Yes, the "Toxic" Hospital is more up to date on many different things, but like they saying goes, Those with the most toy at the end of the game don't always win.
To the OP, I encourage you to go to Lehigh Regional Medical Center and the other Lee county hospitals and check it out for yourself. I wish you luck in your job search.
Maybe you should check them out and see if you might need a change in your day to day operation. You never know, you just might find yourself enjoying nursing all over again.