Houston ED's - Which are the Trauma Centers?
- 0Mar 25, '11 by Emergency RNConsidering a working retirement move to Houston's burbs; have recent ED experience in New York City. I would like to know which of the Houston area hospitals are level one trauma, which ones are not, and what average salaries are like for a critical care RN with 25 plus years experience. Any tips and other helpful household hints would be greatly appreciated too.
And a big thanks to all respondents
- 1Mar 25, '11 by pinkynbd_99The only level 1 trauma hospitals in houston are in the medical center: Memorial Hermann & Ben Taub Hospital, and basically they are right next to each..literally across the street from each other! I don't know where in NYC you're from, I grew up in the Bronx, they're smarter up north...the Trauma centers are SPREAD...THROUGHOUT the city! Not here and harris county has over 4 million ppl and we only have 2 level 1 trauma centers! (sorry, that just really makes no sense to me and I have to vent when I talk about it!) As for pay, I really don't know..I do know in the medical center you'll get the better pay but if you live in the 'burbs, then you'll have to fight traffic, gas, parking, etc.
- 0Mar 25, '11 by Emergency RNThank you for your reply, Pinkynbd 99. I had worked in Bellevue and the old Booth Memorial (before their takeover by New York Hospital), and I work in a non trauma ED right now but want to get back into the action for one last hurrah. I was looking at Memorial Hermann's long list of Houston hospitals too. If I can't get into one of the trauma centers then I was hoping to look for a chest pain center (same work as I'm doing now). At any rate, it's going to be a move in about a year plus, so I "should" have time to do my research. Thanks again for the names and background.