Each department at our hospital wears a different color scrub. The uniforms are provided by the hospital, pretty much. We get an allowance annualy and if we want to spend more than that they payroll deduct. I like knowing who is in my patient's room, be it phlebo, radiology, tech or whatever. I think it also assists with security. I may see someone in scriubs but can easily identify if they are an employee or not. Our dress code is pretty strict when we are not in scrubs, say attending a staff meeting or ed day. No open toe shoes, no capri's, sleeves on shirts, no jeans and so on. I chose to work there, pay is good and location is important to me, so I comply.