joni p 8 Posts Jul 8, 2004 Now see, Im like the other poster and thought that the hosp that I work at was small. We have 152 beds. I guess it is small in comparison to the one I can from was a major teaching hospital here in the state. Hey everyone!I too work in a small rural hospital. There are 2 other hjospitals in this county. I came from a Large teaching facility in the State capitol. What a change! I would like to see the three hospitals come together as one and expand the services We do the critical access thing. But we have only 5-6 acute care beds and 40 LTCU beds that have bascally kept the place open for many years. It is too bad the Acute care nurses do not appreciate The LTCU. there is a great deal of strife between the 2 units. Most of the nurses that work here have grown up here and never worked any place else. We don't even have 24 hr lab operations. And XRay doesn't like to come in on the weekends. But I guess things are supposedly improving. We have 2 new Doc's (who came from the same facility as me in the state capitol). Hopefully the Boy's Club that already exists will not hinder the new doc's from progressing this place.Pray for us.