Grand Rapids Hospitals

  1. Hi there,

    I'm planning to move to Grand Rapids within the next year. I have almost 4 years experience on a med-surg unit and I have my BSN. I'd like to know which hospitals you recommend in the GR area. I'm open to trying different units. I would like to go somewhere that has similar wages ($32/hr + 8% night shift differential) and benefits. I'm open to all RN job suggestions, but when it comes down to it, i'd prefer to be in a hospital to stay on night shift.

    Thanks in advanced!
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    About Aimee0816, BSN, RN

    Joined: Jan '10; Posts: 26
    Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience


  3. by   Kareegansee
    The major hospitals in Grand Rapids are the Spectrum Health Hospitals (Butterworth, Meijer Heart Center, Blodgett) and Saint Mary's (owned by Mercy Health). I have never made $32/hr, however, it seems that an employer interested in hiring you would not offer less than you've already been paid. I'm confident you could get what you ask for.
  4. by   Aimee0816
    Thanks for the feedback! Where do you work now? I've never been one to push for more pay, but I think asking for what I make now is reasonable.
  5. by   emmajune
    Hi Aimee! I'm wondering if you've had any more insights into where to work in Grand Rapids? I'm in a similar boat-- I'll be moving there this summer and want to find out good places to start looking for work. I'm a new grad with a BSN, no experience working in a hospital.
  6. by   Aimee0816
    No I haven't yet! I've been asking around and Ive heard St. Mary's RN's make more than Spectrum RN's hourly. I've also heard they have less patients. Please let me know if you find anything out!
  7. by   jenrninmi
    I loved working for Metrohealth.