Is anyone from Florida? How are the hospitals?

  1. Hi,
    Just wanted to know how are the hositals in Florida? How would you rate them? Which ones are the teaching ones? And which one's to stay away from? I'm from the Miami - Fort Lauderdale area but I'm interested in the whole state Florida when I finish with school.
    Thanks for you input...
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  3. by   NICU_Nurse
    My mom and her sister are nurses and live in Florida. My mom LOVES IT. She said it's a very organized, well-run hospital (she worked in a horrible hospital here for twenty years or so). My aunt works at Shands Hospital, which is a teaching hospital attached to the University of Florida, and she LOVES it there too. If you have any questions, I'd be happy to ask either of them for you. Personally, if I moved I will be trying Arnold Plamer Hospital near Orlando- it's the best women's/children's hospital I've ever seen. Hope this helps! (I'm NICU, my mom is cardiac/ICU and my aunt is OR.)
    Last edit by NICU_Nurse on Aug 28, '03
  4. by   moonrose2u
    northeast coast:

    mayo in jax is ok but due to its celebrity status, alot of testy rich, (have seen mrsa in the sternal wounds of fresh cabg's) baptist (the "premier" hospital..but dirty) orange park, (wouldn't let them cut my dog's toenails) and st. vincent's is not great at all..

    st. v's have "pagers" that the nurses wear, that act as honing devices...the communications people can pull up a screen and tell where you are at all times...good for pts that are actively infarcting and go bad, but definately not in the nurses' favor! what happens when you have an attack of diarrhea and visit the bathroom several times during your shift?

    mayo is your best bet..