Reputation of Manhattan Hospitals

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    Hi, I'm a registered nurse that's currently living in Louisiana with 2 years of ICU experience. I'm in the process of applying for a license for NY to begin looking for a job in one of the area Manhattan hospitals. Could someone please give me a rundown of their reputations as employers. I know I could say a lot about the hospitals in my area both good and not so good. Therefore I'm curious to find out about the reps of the Manhattan hospitals. Particularly if any are laying off or short on money, because it would suck to be hired only to be layed off shortly there after. Thanks!!
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    All hospitals in Manhattan are teaching hospitals and all pretty decent (at least the private ones.) NY Presbyterian Columbia and Cornell rank highly. NYU and Mt. Sinai have good reps, too. I've heard mixed reviews on the Continuum Healthcare Partners (Beth Israel, St. Luke's, Roosevelt) and heard mostly bad things about New York Downtown. With the exception of Bellevue, which has a decent ICU, you'll probably want to avoid the city hospitals.
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    Quote from dariah
    All hospitals in Manhattan are teaching hospitals and all pretty decent (at least the private ones.) NY Presbyterian Columbia and Cornell rank highly. NYU and Mt. Sinai have good reps, too. I've heard mixed reviews on the Continuum Healthcare Partners (Beth Israel, St. Luke's, Roosevelt) and heard mostly bad things about New York Downtown. With the exception of Bellevue, which has a decent ICU, you'll probably want to avoid the city hospitals.
    Why avoid city hospitals? Is there a dark side of working with city hospitals?
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    Well, they're usually not in the best/safest neighborhoods, for starters. Again, with the exception of Bellevue, the city hospitals in Manhattan are in Central and East Harlem. And while I would work and feel safe at Montefiore in the Bronx (private hospital), not so much at Lincoln or Jacobi (public.) Also, they pay is less than private, I would guess about $10,000 less, but you get good city benefits. But overall, they just have a reputation of being dirty, run down, and dangerous.
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    Thanks dariah,
    I asked you because I just had an interview at Coney Island Hospital, thanks for the insight
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    Quote from dariah
    Well, they're usually not in the best/safest neighborhoods, for starters. Again, with the exception of Bellevue, the city hospitals in Manhattan are in Central and East Harlem. And while I would work and feel safe at Montefiore in the Bronx (private hospital), not so much at Lincoln or Jacobi (public.) Also, they pay is less than private, I would guess about $10,000 less, but you get good city benefits. But overall, they just have a reputation of being dirty, run down, and dangerous.

    Whoaa there partner.

    Happen to live on the UES of Manhattan and about twenty blocks from Metropolitan Hospital, and while the surrounding area maybe "East/Spanish Harlem" but East 96th and 97th streets (blocks hospital is between) it isn't that bad. Indeed over the past ten or so years it has gentrified quite abit as more upscale housing is built all over that part of town from Fifth Avenue to the FDR Drive. All hours of the day and night one sees nurses, doctors and others walking towards and back from the place as they do for the more "wealthy" hospital, Mount Sinai, on Fifth Avenue and East 105th Street, and all seem not to be that worried about their safety or such.

    New York City is what it is, those of us who were born/grew up here know the deal and the rest who come learn it pretty fast. You keep your eyes and ears open, and be "on guard" as to your surroundings and potential danger. People get mugged and or are victims of crime in any part of this city from Chelesa/Greenwich Village to Harlem.

    As for working in the NYC HHC system, yes it may not always have the most wonderful patient population for some people, but OTHO you will see and learn things at a municipal hospital that may never happen elsewhere. One may not choose to begin and end one's nursing/healthcare career in an HHC facility but it can be a great place to start. Considering the local employment market for experienced nurses and the more dire situation for new grads personally I'd take what one could get and make it happen, rather than picking and choosing based soley upon patient population and employer.

    For the record some of the worst hospitals in terms of administration, location, area safety, population and such are private. I'd take my chances at Metropolitan, Bellevue, Kings County or even Woodhull any day over Wyckoff in Bushwick.



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    Coney Island hospital is a city hospital in brooklyn, they neighborhood is good. Most russian, eastern european. The hospitals in manhattan, well most of them are top tier hospitals. I've heard that nurse turnover is high at NYU and it's a very uppity environment (according to one of my professors who worked and quit there) Any of these prestigious faciliites such as NYU and NYP can be uppity as far as management and down, but they have a reputation to uphold.

    Is there any hospital specifically you want to apply to?
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    I'm looking at NY Pres Columbia and Cornell, Mt Sanai, and NYU as of now. I'm currently waiting for my application for licensure to be processed and studying to take my CCRN to get that out the way in the next few weeks. I'm going to be looking for an ICU or PACU or some type of critical care floating position. Once that's narrowed down, it'll honestly come down to the money because I'm a single young woman that's going to be doing this by myself. :-) if you have any other suggestions as for hospitals for me to look into, please let me know. I just want to work somewhere that's advanced and pushing the envelope with medicine and health care. I love critical care and I love learning new ways to do things. Also most importantly, stable and not in the process of laying of workers.


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