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Hospital Reputations in Phoenix

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You are reading page 7 of Hospital Reputations in Phoenix. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

Well, I have lived here all of my life and I am sure some of you will get mad at my responses :trout:

Good rep - Mayo, St. Joseph's, Good Samaritan, Az Heart Hospital, John C Lincoln

Bad rep - Maryvale, Baptist, St. Luke's

All others are in between. Name a hospital and I can tell you my perception of it!

what's your take on AZ Heart Hospital??:smiletea:

jamonit

Specializes in retail NP. Has 6 years experience.

you have to wear all white at az heart hospital. and mayo.

screw that!:cool:

Nothing wrong with dressing like a house painter. :nuke:

TANIARN06

Specializes in neuroscience.

can you tell me about Tucson Medical Center?

cardiacRN2006, ADN, RN

Specializes in Cardiac.

can you tell me about Tucson Medical Center?

This thread is 12 pages long and about hospitals in Phoenix.

If you want to get responses from people in Tucson, you should start up your own thread.

Hey! I am about to begin at Banner Baywood in about a month on the telemetry cardiac stepdown unit. Can any one help with some positive and negatives? I am in crisis decision mode!

PS...What is the story with the critical care course?

Hoozdo, ADN

Specializes in ICU, Research, Corrections. Has 15 years experience.

Hey! I am about to begin at Banner Baywood in about a month on the telemetry cardiac stepdown unit. Can any one help with some positive and negatives? I am in crisis decision mode!

PS...What is the story with the critical care course?

Generally, there are two types of critical care courses. One is offered at Gateway College. The other is online at put out by the AACN called ECCO.

Our jobs as nurses is to help heal ALL people, regardless of race, age, sex, immigrant status, sexual orientation, felonies, etc. I am glad you didn't look for a job at PCH. I will be working there and am glad I won't have a person with those ideals working with me :)

That about sums up Mayo. Like most places they have some real weiners there.

The main thing I didn't like at PCH was the high immigrant patient population. Think I'd be too tempted to call sheriff Joe if I worked there. ;)

My previous comment was directed at this post.

RainDreamer, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 13 years experience.

Our jobs as nurses is to help heal ALL people, regardless of race, age, sex, immigrant status, sexual orientation, felonies, etc. I am glad you didn't look for a job at PCH. I will be working there and am glad I won't have a person with those ideals working with me :)

Having those ideals would be hard to have working at any hospital in the valley, especially PCH, MMC, St. Joes, etc.

I wouldn't take my child to PCH, but not for those reasons lol.

Our jobs as nurses is to help heal ALL people, regardless of race, age, sex, immigrant status, sexual orientation, felonies, etc. I am glad you didn't look for a job at PCH. I will be working there and am glad I won't have a person with those ideals working with me :)

Vlujan, excellent use of hyperbole.

Some more rounded and less idealistically programmed individuals consider health care as a limited resource that needs to be effectively rationed. Fortunately things in AZ have dramatically changed since the days this thread was current. You might become frustrated with AZ.

SNIXRN

Specializes in Critical Care. CVICU. Adult and Peds PACU.. Has 8 years experience.

mayo all the way! in the top 100 places to work in forbes and the second best hospital in the us (johns hopkins is the first).

PhxButterfly

Specializes in NA- LTC, Home Health, Clinic.

shhhhhh don't tell everyone the secret!! :coollook:

mayo all the way! in the top 100 places to work in forbes and the second best hospital in the us (johns hopkins is the first).

Hi icare4icu!

I am wondering if you're still doing registry?

I recently quit my full time position to do registry & am currently working with a couple of registries, but have heard that I'm not getting adequate compensation compared to what else is out there & not seeming to be able to get enough hours (which also means no benefits).

I would love any wisdom you can impart to a newbie to registry!!

FYI, I have about 5 years med-surg experience & 1 year home health.

Thanks!

tferdaise

Specializes in Med/Surg, Progressive Tele.

Let me just jump in here, as you know, Registry work here in Phx has dried up, I know many nurses who are signed up with three and four of them and still have a hard time getting their 36 hours. Have you thought about working as a local traveler? I get plenty of e-mails from companies looking for qualified RN's in the Med/Surg and Tele world... IN regards to pay, this is a tough one, when hospitals use registry the one that charges the less to the hospital are the one who get called first, so yes you can make $43/hr but you wont be working very much, so be happy with the $32-35/hr that most are paying these days

Have you thought about working in the hospital pools, flexible hours, and good pay... Just a thought

psychaz

Specializes in Psych. Has 14 years experience.

I signed on as a full time employee for the facility that I had been going to through my registry, but managed to get enough 40+ hr weeks in the 18 months prior that I was able to stick with just one registry. For the first 6 months or so it was patchy though. I didn't always get as many hours as I wanted, although I did make enough money to pay the basic bills.

I found that in AZ, even if you are working for a registry that is used frequently for your specialty, you have to work in each place enough that the people who call the registries know your name. There are dozens of registry nurses, so when you are not well known the best thing you can do is accept as many shifts as you can work at a variety of settings, and then if they need someone for a double shift, stay. Let the facility know that you are available for the next night if you are. You can't book your own hours, but continuity of care and convenience actually matter, and they will try to get the same person as much as they can. If you are at a large facility, and you let them know that you are looking for more shifts, they will usually oblige.

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