That was just an example of how magnet is a nice idea, especially on paper, but doesn't always work out quite that way. Overall, I don't have *too* much to complain about...at least, not compared to some other things I have read on here! And don't worry, I think they learned their lesson when a bunch of their advanced practice RNs quit d/t fear of being fired. But I didn't tell you the reason that they are in the hole - a group of cardiologists pulled out to go to a competing hospital after the other hospital offered to buy them new equipment...also, we were the largest cardiac referral center in the state, but now the little hospitals are starting to do their own heart caths and stuff, so we are losing money in that. Too bad they just built a new heart hospital (which is INCREDIBLY nice!)! The building I work in was built in the '60s, and it...leaves a lot to be desired. For example - the walls are solid concrete, so they cannot wire for computers...we had to wait until they figured out a way for us to go wireless (very difficult to get reception of the wireless signal in some parts of the hospital). Eek, long-winded, sorry!!
I've mentioned this before, but we feel like the hospital is magnet, but they pay a lot more attention to some units over others. I'm heme/onc, and our cacer program keeps making all the lists, they say congratulations!, and then they go redo newer floors. Never mind that our wallpaper is peeling off the walls, the walls themselves are cracked, the bathroom doors are not wide enough to get a walker through (I'm sure JCAHO would approve of that, it's very safe!
), the toilets are so low to the ground that I would probably be uncomfortable on them, the floors are faded, etc...sadly, I could go on. I understand that we are just one small part of the cancer program, but give us a little break! The only thing people like about the floor is that we have painted ceiling tiles. We used to have a program where art volunteers would come in and help people do that. They have eliminated that program (too expensive to have a full-time art therapist to coordinate it), but they still do let pts paint occasionally. I'm pretty sure we are the only unit in the whole hospital (we have 38 beds...the hospital has over 1000) to do that.