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Hello, I am going to relocate to Atlanta (Douglasville) and have done my research on hospitals in the area, looks like St Joes is a good one ( I am a telemetry RN) or AMC. My question is anyone work at these hospitals on the tele floor and if so, what is the days ratios? I am hoping to get a Baylor position (weekends only). Thanks for any input...........any other ideas on the hospitals of choice there????

SarasLPN

Specializes in LTC. Has 3 years experience.

I don't work at Childrens HealthCare of Atlanta but I have been there with my daughter who was there from 2 days old to 4 weeks. It is a wonderful place and ALL the nurses and Doctors seemed to get along well. We were there again from month 6 to 7 also. It really is a wonderful place. I would work there when I finish school except that I hate Atlanta!!!

Hello, I am going to relocate to Atlanta (Douglasville) and have done my research on hospitals in the area, looks like St Joes is a good one ( I am a telemetry RN) or AMC. My question is anyone work at these hospitals on the tele floor and if so, what is the days ratios? I am hoping to get a Baylor position (weekends only). Thanks for any input...........any other ideas on the hospitals of choice there????

I don't work at Childrens HealthCare of Atlanta but I have been there with my daughter who was there from 2 days old to 4 weeks. It is a wonderful place and ALL the nurses and Doctors seemed to get along well. We were there again from month 6 to 7 also. It really is a wonderful place. I would work there when I finish school except that I hate Atlanta!!!

Just out of curiosity, why do you hate Atlanta? I know nothing of it yet, but am always wanting to listen to others experience!!

SarasLPN

Specializes in LTC. Has 3 years experience.

I don't really "hate" it I guess. I am from waycross...small town traffic, mostly its the traffic that I don't like. When I was pregnant I had to leave my husband and live with my aunt who lives in Lawerenceville which is a really nice place outside of Atlanta. Anyhow I had to live there because my first child was going to be born with a sever heart defect and thats where the best facility for open heart operations was. I don't assiocate ATL with any thing really other than that as we didn't have time for much else than Traget. I am sure it is a really great place. I know it has a wonderful Nightlife and some cool concerts come there and tons of hospitals so as a Nurse you can't really go wrong. I hope you understand ..you will probably like it under other situations I would have too

When I was pregnant I had to leave my husband and live with my aunt who lives in Lawerenceville which is a really nice place outside of Atlanta. Anyhow I had to live there because my first child was going to be born with a sever heart defect and thats where the best facility for open heart operations was.

just curious but what hospital are you talking about in Lawrenceville, I will be there in a week visiting family, maybe I'll swing by...

SarasLPN

Specializes in LTC. Has 3 years experience.

No we had to drive to Grady Memorial Medical Center in the heart of Down town...thats where all my OB appts were. It takes like an hour to get there if traffic is bad from where my aunt lived in Larwenceville! What a ride. It is like the free clinic for those that live in the area. The people that were in the Dept where I went for OB appts were all great. But the regular staff in the maternity ward was awful. They would constantly come in and say you don't want us to bring your baby down to you? I would have to tell them she was upstairs on a vent until they could transport her what didn't they read the chart! Then they put down baby girl joiner for her Birth Cert.! When I had already signed like 500 papers with her name and joiner was my madien name i had a bad experience there but they see altot of PTs and are probably overworked. There are hospitals in Larenceville though go to map quest and look. I am sure they are better than in Metro Atlanta...

oh I see, haha, duh...

How much does the average med/surg nurse with 15yrs experience earn annually?

One of the hospitals in Lawrenceville is Gwinnett Medical Center. http://www.gwinnetthealth.org/facilities/gmc.asp I am not from Ga but I did visit last year because I am also looking to live in that area. I know Emory also has a location in that area. I hope this helps. Good luck with your move.

Kera

I am from out of town and will be moving to Georgia next month, and I have

secured a job there since Nov, at a major hopital. I am from NYC and I love Atl. Try calling the hospital that you're interested in working in and set up an interview with a recruiter, they are very good and will try to accomdate you especially if you're out of town.

The salary in comparsion to NYC is incredibly low but I will give it a try. If I can't survive on the salary I will defintely continue to live there and do travelling nurse in cities with large salaries like NY, Cali, Hawaii,

Housing is cheap but prices for most other things is about the same price as here in NY, and I also find sales taxes there just as high as here in NY 8.65% comparsion to 8% in Buckhead but I absolutely love Buckhead and I would love to own a town house there. I am looking forward to moving there next month.

All the best in finding a job.

I am moving to Georgia from Ohio and Im not very familiar with hospitals in the ATL area. I have been a R.N. for 3.5 yrs and my specialty is critical care. I looking for opinions and advice on hospitals in the ATL area from with experience with those hospitals or who work with the same specialty. I am also interested in hearing about the community in which they are located in.

I don't know how much this will help, but here is a link to a GA hospital directory...it lists the hospital name, address, phone number, and website for most (if not all) of GA's hospitals. Just scroll down and check some of them out.

http://www.healthcarehiring.com/hospitals_georgia.html

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