I work in a "medium" size hospital now and I think that it may be time for a change. I could go to a large hospital in the area, or a smaller hospital that does low risk births, similar to a birthing center but does c sections etc. So, I would like input, do you prefer large hospital, small hosptial, etc and why. Thanks so much for the input!!!!!
Oct 10, '02
In OB/GYN, I have no desire to work in a large hospital. Too often the areas are separate, e.g. labor and then postpartum; and GYN is entirely a different area. I like the variety working in a small hospital gives me. For example, some days, I am IN NO MOOD to deal with labor patients, but would do fine w/ a GYN surgical load. Others, I want not to deal with breastfeeding problems and postpartum issues for 12 whole hours but AM in the mood for a labor patient. Most of the time, I LOVE the continuity of care ony a small hospital seems to provide by following my labor patient to postpartum and beyond in my shift.. We also circulate our own csections, providing an even better opportunity for continuity and variety. I don't want to give up my options and it seems in all the big hospitals here you get stuck in one area, and it's like an assembly line..... my idea of a fast-track to burn-out. NO thanks.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Oct 10, '02