Well I have already posted to you concerning Walterboro, and the "hospital" a while back..
. Now I can only hope you're at least thinking of going in another direction. But if not...I look forward to hearing what happens once you get there...
I would make a suggestion, that you give Florence a try. Not at Mcleod...as it is summer time...and McLeod will be busting at the seams. Also they do 24hr surg, and procedures, and not sure if you work the floors or not...but I wouldn't work they're floors again. I have worked their floors, MICU, and in their ER Level I or II not sure at this time. Holding in the ER with TBA's many times for TWO days! They have a fast track peds areas also..that sees after hrs until 11pm. Nice Peds Docs. If you do go there...get EVERYTHING in writing! Also they have been known to cancel contracts when it suits them. When I was there...they cancelled a VERY experienced ER nurse's contract after one month in the am, and then that pm tried to tell her, she still had a contract. The joke was on them though as she was able to find another contract at a resort ski area...and they were out of luck! They do have very nice Docs there!
Carolina Hospital systems is or was a good place to work. I did five contracts at least there...in their ICU/CCU...with consisted of the ICU side being 8 beds I think and the CCU side being 7 beds...I think. Never worked the floors...so no idea how they are. New facilty ..that was just built recently, and combined two hospitals together. One was called Florence General, and the other was called Bruce hospital. I know they're looking for nurses...and was offering bonuses. Also some very nice docs..except for the Chief of Sugery. Florence is like Peyton Place...for real in the medical circles...:chuckle I also worked NICU/OB at Carolina Systems Women's Center, and that was a very nice contract...EXCELLENT nurses, who were very TRAVELER friendly!!! Here is there URL:
They have taken over several surrounding area hospitals...so I would check them out.
Now there is Manning hospital....in Manning, S. C...and it has been awhile since I was there. But it's a very small hospital, and I worked just about every area there except ER and OR...and very nice docs, and the nurses were great also! Manning is located between Charleston, and Florence. There is also Kingstree Hopital, which is now also a Carolina Systems hospitals. It's in the poorest county, and the hospital used to be great to work at...but when Carolina Systems came in...they got rid of a lot of the staff that was there. I worked OB, ICU and M/S...and loved it before Carolinas took over. Don't know how it is now. Very nice Docs though!
Next there is Hartsville Hospital, and also a nice little hospital..or was. Haven't been there in a long time! Worked a lot of OB there...and GREAT NURSES!!! One OB doc who was the primary OB there, was an AWESOME doc, but he has passed d/t cancer. He was a saint in human form!
Then there is Wilson Hospital in a town close to Florence and it's owned by Mcleod. Very small, but very nice hospital and staff.
There is Richland hospital in Columbia...but I wouldn't want to go there. Nice nurses in the NICU, but the floors was a different story! They would have pts in the hallways on the FLOORS!
Orangeburg hospital is the PITTS...unless they have done a 360..I would STAY away!
There is Hilton Head...and I have never heard a traveler complain about an assignment there! But more expensive there...evn McDonalds...:chuckle. Also very congested during the summer, and only a two lane highway coming on the island and off. But might a great alternative to Walterboro!
Beaufort...AVOID like the plague!
Also there is Roper Hospital right there in Charleston, where I had one of the best contract I have every had!!! Nice, travaler friendly staff ...including the DOCs.....really made me feel at home!! I almost went on staff there. Baker Hospital or what used to be Baker Hospital, away from Downtown Charleston...was a very backwards hospital, that was bought out by Roper in 1992. Not sure how it is now...but the nurse pt, ratio was AWFUL!! Also equipment and supplied was antique to say the least! The county hospital..now some people liked it...but I went there to see a friend...and reminded me of chaos!!! Unorganized, dirty hallways...and sloppy looking nurses!
And last but not least, Myrtle Beach, and Grand Strand hospital. Many travelers have enjoyed contracts there, but also it is the summer, and the traffic will be AWFUL! You could walk anywhere faster than you could drive! There were widening the Hwy...but I think the drive is still awful there!
I spent 4yrs in S. C. doing assignments, and can tell you about most of the hospitals ..except for the hill country. And although my experience is at least four years old...believe me..S. C. isn't know for change..
I hope you find something that will suit you...
! Good Luck!