Sorry to be a little slow to respond. I work at WVUH/Ruby Memorial and am very happy there. It's a 400+ bed teaching hospital operating as a private, not-for-profit corporation, seperate from but affiliated with WVU. With a few grandfathered exceptions, we are employees of the hospital corporation, rather than the State of WV.
One the whole, I find the hospital a rather benevolent employer: I think the administration genuinely wants us to be happy, there. Of course, they don't always succeed, and there are limits to how far they'll go, but I think most are more happy than not, and as my father says, "Some people would complain if they worked in a pie factory."
I don't know much about the OR, but a couple of friends from school work there and seem to like it. On the floors, the target ratio is five patients/nurse, although we still sometimes get six. (I think the ortho nurses can still get seven, at times, which strikes me as a bit much.)
Several of the units are organized with intergrated step-down units, where the assignment is three patients, but they're usually sicker. If you work on a unit with a stepdown, you rotate between that and the "floor," rather than being permanently assigned to either. The ICUs are independant units, so if you work ICU, you always work ICU, unless you get floated to a floor, in which case you get floated to a stepdown assignment.
Pay is decent for the area. Brand new nurses start at around $21/hr. I think nurses with prior experience can usually negotiate a higher starting rate. Nurses are non-union, but some of the support personnel are unionized. I've done both, and am generally happy to keep my union dues. Benefits are similar for both, but the nurses get a couple of bennies the union employees don't, like 10% "pull pay" when floated to a different unit. Small stuff, but still nice to have.
I started as an RN around the time the push for Magnet status was getting under way. Don't see a lot of changes before and after. The ratio change occured around the same time (going from 6 to 5) but it has other rationales besides Magnet, and might have occured regardless.
Parking is free, but if you don't get there early on days, you have a hike ahead of you. We share lots with the stadium, so on home football weekends, parking is a mess (the athletic dept actually owns the lots, so we park in southwestern PA--well, I exaggerate--slightly).
Don't know what else to say. There are a wide range of positions, from bedside nursing to same-day surgery. Turnover seems moderate, but some jobs are hard to get--the ones with regular, weekday hours. Orientation is reasonable: six weeks for regular, acute care, plus a couple more if you do stepdown. Twenty weeks, I think, for ICU.
Feel free to post or PM me if you have other questions. I probably won't know, but I can make something up.