Willmington area hospitals

  1. 0 Does anyone have experience with any of the general hospitals in the greater Wilmington area? I am interested in that area as a possible move to destination. Thanks.
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  4. Visit  Aneroo profile page
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    I am looking for similar info. I've checked out the new hanover website (I think it's www.nhhn.com) but haven't checked it lately. I believe there are also some smaller hospitals in the area, but not sure what their names are, and for all I know, they could be part of New Hanover. Good luck! -Andrea
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    I work at New Hanover hospital. This is the trauma center of the area. Cape Fear Community hospital is also in Wilmington. It's known for it's orthopedic capabilities. I think there is a smaller hospital outside of town, Pender Hospital, but am not sure much about this facility. I haven't been here for long, but so far I like it. The location is very nice...especially at this time of the year. Let me know what other kind of questions ya'll have and I'll try to answer some if I can.
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    Quote from twinRN03
    I work at New Hanover hospital. This is the trauma center of the area. Cape Fear Community hospital is also in Wilmington. It's known for it's orthopedic capabilities. I think there is a smaller hospital outside of town, Pender Hospital, but am not sure much about this facility. I haven't been here for long, but so far I like it. The location is very nice...especially at this time of the year. Let me know what other kind of questions ya'll have and I'll try to answer some if I can.

    I would be most interested in their maternity services and womens' health services in general. Also, what do you particularly like about that geographical area? Thanks for all the input.
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    Quote from BETSRN
    I would be most interested in their maternity services and womens' health services in general. Also, what do you particularly like about that geographical area? Thanks for all the input.
    THE BEACH!!!!! hahaha... one of my top reasons for including Wilmington in the job search! -Andrea
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    Quote from twinRN03
    I work at New Hanover hospital. This is the trauma center of the area. Cape Fear Community hospital is also in Wilmington. It's known for it's orthopedic capabilities. I think there is a smaller hospital outside of town, Pender Hospital, but am not sure much about this facility. I haven't been here for long, but so far I like it. The location is very nice...especially at this time of the year. Let me know what other kind of questions ya'll have and I'll try to answer some if I can.
    What's the cost of living in the Wilmington area? I live in the Triangle, but after I graduate, we'd consider a move to elsewhere in the state. My husband loves Wilmington...
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    Quote from twinRN03
    I work at New Hanover hospital. This is the trauma center of the area. Cape Fear Community hospital is also in Wilmington. It's known for it's orthopedic capabilities. I think there is a smaller hospital outside of town, Pender Hospital, but am not sure much about this facility. I haven't been here for long, but so far I like it. The location is very nice...especially at this time of the year. Let me know what other kind of questions ya'll have and I'll try to answer some if I can.

    I am also curious about jobs in Wilmington. I plan to move there from Wisconsin, and I all I know about the area is what I found on the internet. I noticed a huge difference in salaries on the websites. Do you know (roughly) what a graduate RN would make? I have been a LPN for 5 years.
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    Quote from J Lau
    I am also curious about jobs in Wilmington. I plan to move there from Wisconsin, and I all I know about the area is what I found on the internet. I noticed a huge difference in salaries on the websites. Do you know (roughly) what a graduate RN would make? I have been a LPN for 5 years.
    I called last year, and I think it started out around $18/hr.
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    [QUOTE=Aneroo]I called last year, and I think it started out around $18/hr.[/QUOTE

    Thanks. The research that I did on the web was around there too. I read something somewhere though that sounded like it came from a disgruntled nurse that said that starting pay for new grads was only $13 an hour and most houses were $300,000. Couldn't believe that was true but it made me wonder a lot more. Thanks for the relieving message!
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    I am alittle more up the coast and a bit inland, in New Bern. We are not as big as Wimington, but it is nice here. New grads start at $18/hr...$20/hr with shift diff. Cost of living is pretty low, too. We had our house built for $116K for 1540 sqft.
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    I lived in Wilmington for five years while going to RN school. The big hospital there is New Hanover Regional Medical Center. It's a trauma hospital, so they get trauma cases flown in regularly. New Hanover also owns Cape Fear Hospital, which is on the other side of town. Cape Fear is known for their ortho unit, but they also have a small ER and med/surg. New Hanover has everything else, plus maternity. It's a very nice hospital to work for, but with a small town comes small town politics, so make sure you don't get on anyone's bad side. When I graduated in May 2003, the starting pay for new grads was $17.52/hour. I'm sure it's gone up since then. They have a good shift differential (20% for 7P-7A shift) and they also have a weekend shift differential, which I think is 15%. I ended up moving out of state after graduation, and have noticed a bigger increase in base pay in other areas, but with the shift differential and the beach nearby, it's worth it. I have a ton of friends who still work there and like it. They do hire new grads for L&D and Post Partum, which are on two different floors. They also have a GYN Med/Surg on the same floor as post partum, so you could be cross trained if you wanted. Otherwise, you just do mother/baby.

    There are other hospitals in the area-- Pender Memorial Hospital, which I think is now also part of New Hanover, Dosier Hospital (in Southport, an island south of Wilmington) and Brunswick Memorial Hospital, which is also south of Wilmington. Brunswick is probably the biggest of those three.

    Hope this helps!

    Oh yeah, the housing in Wilmington is reasonable, depending on where you live. Of course, if you live near the beach, it's more expensive, but live in town and you can find affordable housing or apartments. If you live in town, you're still only about a 10 minute drive to any of the beaches.
  14. Visit  J Lau profile page
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    Thanks for all the info on Wilmington. Thanks to you guys, I feel more sure and excited about the move! My fiance and I plan of moving there in July or August. Can't wait for the nice weather and beaches! And landing a job at New Hanover (or one of the other area hospitals) of course!


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