Quote from whoopdedoo
I can tell you for sure that the "poor" hospitals do not pay their RNs more, how would that be possible if their pts are unable to pay for services? I work downtown at Receiving and we treat EVERY pt as though they carry full insurance.....that is our job- treating pts, not ensuring hospitals recover money from insurance co. We often get transfers from your hospital after they "stabilize" the pt - because ROB will not help them to their fullest ability if they are under-insured. I can say proudly that our physicians, procedures and nurses are top notch. Each hospital has its finer points, but please don't ever assume that just because you work for Beaumont and have "joined the most respected team in town" that other hospitals (even in the ghetto) cannot offer stellar care. I have friends that work at both Beaumont's and the only difference in our jobs (other than the pay) is they take care of middle to upper class pts and we see homeless, and everyday pts. Regardless of the physicians and procedures offered at a hospital that is not nearly as important as exceptional nursing care.............
I agree with you where just because you don't have a "beaumont" doctor like the commercial says, means you get horrible treatment, so not true.
To be honest I really don't like beaumont and how some of my family and friends have been treated, where as other hospitals gave amazing care.
All my doctors are out of St. Joe Oakland, I love the hospital and the doctors.
Also, not to say anything about where you work,and I don't know what department at Detroit recieving you work in; but my brother in law was in a motor cycle accident and was in the hospital there (for 3 days) and they were HORRIBLE. They never gave a CT scan(he later had to go to another hospital and got one there, and thank god because his brain was bleeding), the nurses were literally screaming at him when he was telling them he was in pain, I could go on and on. Which I'm dissapointed with this because I will be having some of my clinical rotations there and if this is how they treat patients I don't know if I want to learn from them.
I know I'm sure there are at least 1 bad story from every hospital someone could tell. But I just wanted to ad that.
Sorry to hijack the thread