Looking to move to NH or ME

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My family and I are looking to relocate to NH or ME - we're looking for areas with a reasonable commute to large hospitals - tops for me would be North Conway, NH, BUT.... no large hospitals around. Does anyone have any ideas/thoughts on great areas to work/live in either NH or ME that is also close to ski resorts, lakes, and great schools? Husband is retiring, so we're looking for our perfect spot. We have our ideas, but some info from fellow ER nurse's would be useful intel!!! Thanks!

Curious_53

29 Posts

Have you checked out York, ME at all? That's a gorgeous hospital, but I'm not really sure about their hiring status at all... There is also Wentworth-Douglass... Frisbee... (both of those are NH)... if I think of any other one's I'll post again!

Good luck :)

seaspray700777

97 Posts

Specializes in acute.

Hi looking to move to NH or ME: Maine Medical Center in Portland Maine is the greatest Hospital! They REALLY take care of their nurses. I am not sure what area you are in but the ICU never has you take more than two patients and most of the time it is one. As far as the skiing in the area you are 2 hours away from the best ski areas, Sunday River in Bethel, Maine and Sugarloaf. And 10 minutes from the sea! The schools in Maine pretty good. Of course the further away from a city the better. If you were to work in Portland, Maine, Cape ELisebeth or Cumberland is beautiful and accessable. If you have any more questions feel free to e-mail me at cathleensue @suscom-maine.net

:redbeathe

MassED, BSN, RN

2,636 Posts

Specializes in ER.

thanks so much! I had seen the website for Maine Medical Center - lots of openings, which is good! I work in the ER. How is the traffic up in that area for commuting from outlyings towns into Portland? Portland is a cool city.

Specializes in Emergency, Nursing Management, Auditing.

Hello from an ex-NH ER nurse! I used to live right on the MA/NH border and worked in the southern part of the state away from the mountains... however I've heard great things about Dartmouth-Hitchcock and how they take care of their nurses. Just another idea for ya! Good luck!

MassED, BSN, RN

2,636 Posts

Specializes in ER.

Thanks! I had looked at Dartmouth-Hitchcock too - it's a bigger facility too, better to have other hospital options so that my eggs aren't all in one basket. :up:

MassED, BSN, RN

2,636 Posts

Specializes in ER.
Hi looking to move to NH or ME: Maine Medical Center in Portland Maine is the greatest Hospital! They REALLY take care of their nurses. I am not sure what area you are in but the ICU never has you take more than two patients and most of the time it is one. As far as the skiing in the area you are 2 hours away from the best ski areas, Sunday River in Bethel, Maine and Sugarloaf. And 10 minutes from the sea! The schools in Maine pretty good. Of course the further away from a city the better. If you were to work in Portland, Maine, Cape ELisebeth or Cumberland is beautiful and accessable. If you have any more questions feel free to e-mail me at cathleensue @suscom-maine.net

:redbeathe

so what would you say about the traffic to/from Portland from Naples/Bridgton/Harrison region during the summer and winter, with tourists for skiing and summer lake activities? We're checking out this area specifically, because the commute isn't too long to Portland. It would be nice to pick up a job at Bridgton hospital, but it's a dinky little hospital with no ER jobs. I heard the traffic is pretty crazy, but that's coming from a Mainer - I live on the coast outside of Boston, so I'm sure my idea of crazy tourist traffic is different. I'd love your thoughts, thanks!!!

seaspray700777

97 Posts

Specializes in acute.

Hi again: If you are used to traffic then I guess it would'nt be so bad, the weather is horrible to travel in the winter though. I live 45 min to portland from woolwich maine, and sometimes on bad days in the winter it would take me 2 hours to get there. Again if you are from Boston you know how winter is anyways. Maine Medical Center's ER is very busy all the time. I know I have said this before but I really love it there. If you are willing to always leave early you will be fine. I love the Napel area, very serene and family orientated. Good Luck.:yeah:

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