Another prairie person looking south, but I would like to know a bit about Kentucky. What are the working conditions and attitudes like there? Looking specifically in the ER area of Lexington....would really love any input. Thanx
Jan 31, '02
Just came back from a week in Lexington at UK Hospital. My sister received a double transplant ( kidney & pancreas). Had no contact with the ER, but the transplant and SICU nurses were unbelievable. What a TEAM. It was like a dream. One nurse said she'd been in SICU there for 14 years and wouldn't even think about leaving. Great working conditions, benefits, etc., but the attitude blew me away.
All over the hospital, the nurses are so positive and upbeat. Didn't notice the slacking, back biting or carelessness that I see in my local hospitals and hear about on this board. At UK, it appears that everyone is on a team and there is only ONE team. It met and exceeded any expection I could have had. If I need a hospital, take me there.
I've also been told there is a lot of nursing research being done in the Lexington area. Go for a visit, I think you'll be pleased.