AARP: Top 50 US Hospitals

  1. #1 is North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY

    http://www.modernmaturity.org/depart..._health_a.html

    Four hospitals in my area made the list! Karen
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  2. 20 Comments

  3. by   bassbird
    Wow, both hospitals I was offered postitions at are on the list!

    Jenny P, yours is #26!!!

    I was surprised St Mary's in Rochester, MN wasn't on the list.
  4. by   VickyRN
    In their "Twenty Ways to Identify the Best Local Hospital," I found the following points interesting:
    6. Check on the quality of each hospital's nursing staff. One way to measure nursing quality is the ratio of registered nurses (RNs) to licensed practical nurses (LPNs). RNs can perform a wider range of professional services. The national average is about 4 RNs for every 1 LPN, according to the American Hospital Association.

    7. Find out the nurse-to-patient ratio, which will help to determine how much attention you get from caregivers throughout your hospitalization. Usually, it's one nurse for every three to six patients, according to the American Hospital Association. (In intensive care units, it's more like one nurse for every one to two patients.)
  5. by   NurseDennie
    Cool!

    Love

    Dennie
    Last edit by NurseDennie on Jun 28, '02
  6. by   Furball
    Where the hell is Duke??
  7. by   NurseDennie
    Duke is in North Carolina

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    Dennie
  8. by   Furball
    lololololol! Thanks Dennie!

    Thought for sure Duke would be included on the list.
    Last edit by Furball on Mar 28, '02
  9. by   VickyRN
    Duke has a bad rep for treating its nurses like excrement; nurses tried to start a union there which Duke bitterly contested, spending BIG BUCKS trying to abort. Got in trouble with the government for its anti-union activities. Unfortunately for the nurses, the union initiative ultimately failed
  10. by   Furball
    Originally posted by Healingtouch
    Duke has a bad rep for treating its nurses like excrement; nurses tried to start a union there which Duke bitterly contested, spending BIG BUCKS trying to abort. Got in trouble with the government for its anti-union activities. Unfortunately for the nurses, the union initiative ultimately failed


    Wow...you just made my day. I was offered a job at Duke which I turned down.
    Last edit by Furball on Jan 1, '03
  11. by   uncRN
    very interesting.....my hospital ranks #18 in the nation..go UNC
  12. by   shay
    Originally posted by Healingtouch
    Duke has a bad rep for treating its nurses like excrement;
    Yep, they sure do. I had the delight of experiencing it first hand. We don't call it Dookie for nuthin'.
  13. by   RNforLongTime
    Two hospitals in my area made the list. The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals of Cleveland. My head nurse recently had surgery at the Clinic--was in ICU for a few days. She said that if it wasn't for her husband, she never would have gotten a bath! Her hubby bathed her! Can you believe that!
  14. by   NurseDennie
    I believe you kaknurse! I went for a job interview there years and years ago.

    I was very proud that the hospital in which I last did bedside nursing was in the list, but I'm beginning to wonder how this list is holding up??? Duke doesn't have a great rep for how they treat nurses, Cleveland Clinic is turning into Atilla the Hun, and I've met three other nurses from my former hospital, working at the hospital/university I'm currently employed! Sounds like people are getting away from there as fast as they can!!!

    Love

    Dennie

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