I could really use some advice. My husband and I are seriously looking to move to Iowa to be closer to family next year. Des Moines is right in between both of our families, literally a 3 hour drive to see either. Iowa City has the regional referal center which is like the hospital I work in now that I LOVE.
I'm looking for opinions on the different hospitals. I'm looking at Mercy in Des Moines and the University hospital in Iowa City.
A little background on me: I currently live in NM where I work for the University Hospital in the NICU and I LOVE it. We do everything (ECMO, Whole body cooling, etc) except major heart surgeries because we don't have a heart surgeon so we have to send those out.
I'm leaning more toward Iowa City for the hospital but I don't want to rule out Des Moines. It's hard because DSM is very similar in size to where I live now (Albuquerque) and I think I would love it there but I'm not so sure about working there. Iowa City has the hospital I'd like to work at but I think I'd go stir crazy in a town that small (we lived in Chicago before we moved to Albuquerque).
So I would greatly appreciate your views on either of the hospitals, especially if you know anything about the NICU's.