Thursday, February 25, 2010

50 Hospitals You’ll Want to Work For

With a nursing degree, you will want to put your skills to good use in one of the best hospitals in the US.

1.  St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center- A 697-bed medical center, working as a not-for-profit hospital located in Phoenix, Arizona.  Functions as part of the largest healthcare system in the Western US.

2.  NorthShore University HealthSystem- Academic health system associated with the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine.  Great location in Chicago’s northern suburbs.

3.  Northwestern Memorial Hospital- More than 7,000 employees and volunteers are put to work in this Chicago location.  Their mission is “patients first,” a concept they turn into reality through an emphasis on community services.

4.  Providence Hospital and Medical Center- Talent and new ideas are rewarded here.  The atmosphere of efficiency, effectiveness and progression is appreciated by employees and patients alike.

5.  Mayo Clinic - Saint Marys Hospital- Many cutting-edge services are offered here.  A Level One Trauma Center, computer-assisted neurosurgery and heart transplant equipment are all present.

6.  University Hospitals Case Medical Center- Focus on adult and pediatric medical and surgical specialties.  Functions as the primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University.

7.  Vanderbilt University Medical Center- All members of the staff work as a team, giving this Nashville medical center the best chance at advancing medical science to benefit patients.

8.  University of Virginia Medical Center- This is an integrated network of care services on the primary and specialty levels.  Wellness programs and routine checkups to the most technologically advanced care are all offered here.

9.  Cleveland Clinic Florida- One of the newest medical centers in the state of Florida.  The fully-integrated campus includes modern Clinic housing and a staff of more than 150 physicians practicing more than 35 different medical specialties.

10.  Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center-South Bend- A not-for-profit, full-service health system.  There are three hospitals and multiple satellite facilities throughout north central Indiana.

11.  Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa- Faith-based, not-for-profit community health care system.  Comprehensive health care services for people throughout northern Iowa and southern Minnesota is offered.

12.  Union Memorial Hospital- One of the nation’s top, not-for-profit, specialty hospitals.  A strong emphasis is placed on cardiac care, orthopedics and sports medicine through the values they emphasize, including integrity, respect and teamwork.

13.  MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland- More than 6,000 employees, doctors and volunteers make up the staff that provides service in the 12-county region covered by this health center.

14.  St. Cloud Hospital- Since its founding in 1886, this facility has grown tremendously, from a petite, community hospital to a wide-ranging, first-class regional medical center.  Today, there are more than 4,300 employees and a medical staff of 380 physicians working there.

15.  Riverside Methodist Hospital- Ranked as one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for seven years running. Noted for its heart surgery, cancer care and neurosciences.

16.  Hillcrest Hospital- Offers cardiovascular services, among other things, under the direction of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

17.  Hamot Medical Center- The condensed mission statement is to identify, collect, preserve and provide access to non-medical hospital records and other documentation for the use of medical center staff and associates.

18.  Lancaster General Hospital- This Pennsylvania facility is the winner of numerous national and local awards.  The mission is to advance the health and well-being of the communities they serve.

19.  Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center- A member of Avera Health, the region’s largest and strongest health care network.  Patients receive care of the highest clinical quality from this Sioux Falls, South Dakota location.

20.  Gundersen Lutheran Health System- A physician-led, not-for profit healthcare system.  A staff of over 6,000 people serves the 325-bed facility in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

21.  San Antonio Community Hospital- Has become a healthcare leader in the rapidly expanding city of San Antonio. A number greater than 2,000 professional, technical, and support personnel have made a career for themselves there.

22.  Silver Cross Hospital- Currently building a $400 million state-of-the- art replacement hospital three miles from the current campus.  It will enhance partnership with Children’s Memorial pediatric specialists from Chicago.

23.  Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital- Medical services at this Park Ridge, Illinois location include cancer care, diagnostic imaging, emergency and trauma services, obstetrics, cardiovascular services and much more.

24.  King’s Daughters Medical Center- A not-for-profit, 465-bed center.  The facility covers a 150-mile radius that includes southern Ohio, eastern Kentucky and western West Virginia.  It is currently fourth in the state of Kentucky in regards to overall admissions.

25.  St. Mary Mercy Livonia Hospital- Recently implemented state-of-the art Electronic Medical Record (EMR) technology for computerized physician order entry and electronic patient charting.

26.  Missouri Baptist Medical Center- Built around cancer care, women’s health and the best cardiac care in Missouri. Cutting-edge medicine is offered here along with values that include compassion, integrity, teamwork and respect for patients.

27.  Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center- Specialties include maternity, neuroscience, children’s health, physical rehab and much more.  The faith-based health ministry is sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives and Immanuel Health Systems.

28.  Saint Thomas Hospital- Committed to serving everyone in need of special attention.  The Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually-centered holistic care with emphasis on physical, emotional and spiritual healing.

29.  Centennial Medical Center- Their mission statement is based on the importance of integrity, compassion, a positive attitude, respect and exceptional value.  Services include kidney transplant, neuroscience, obesity treatment, PET imaging and cancer care.

30.  Providence Regional Medical Center Everett- Offers award-winning care as recognized by HealthGrades.  It is number 1 in the state of Washington for cardiac and stroke care, general surgery and critical care.

31.  West Anaheim Medical Center- An acute-care and general medical/surgical hospital with a complete range of services.  Founded in 1964, this center is dedicated to providing high-quality, cost-effective healthcare.

32.  Riverside Medical Center- A not-for-profit medical facility. There are currently two medical campuses, one in Kankakee, Illinois and the other in Bourbonnais, Illinois.  A number of services are provided including orthopedics, speech therapy, spine care, and women’s services.

33.  Columbus Regional Hospital- This 225-bed facility has an emergency and surgical service, centers for strokes, chest pain, lungs, the heart, cancer, and many other specialty areas.

34.  St. Francis Hospital-Indianapolis- Opened in 1995, this health center features up-to-date technology with an emphasis on convenience for both inpatient and outpatient access.

35.  Gratiot Medical Center- Blends the science of medicine with the art of healing to promote compassionate care and dignity for all since 1955.

36.  Rutherford Hospital, Inc. - A team of about 800 employees and more than 100 doctors work as a team, providing superb health and wellness for all the citizens of the community.

37.  Wooster Community Hospital- Many services—including a joint center, infection control, pain management, radiology and pulmonary health are emphasized here.

38.  Mercy Hospital Clermont- A holistic care center.  A full range of quality medical services are provided by caring, dedicated physicians and healthcare professionals.

39.  Memorial Regional Medical Center- Ranked among the top 10% of US hospitals for cardiac services and among the top 5% for cardiac surgery by HealthGrades.

40.  Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center- From cardiology, oncology, and general surgery to dermatology and orthopedics, these and other medical breakthroughs are offered daily.

41.  Chambers Memorial Hospital- A not-for-profit hospital with high standards for health care.  They promise quality care while simultaneously keeping health care costs down.

42.  Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast- This 58-bed facility was built with growth and progress in mind.  With the capacity to expand, new services will continue to be introduced as the Emerald Coast continues to grow and change.

43.  The King’s Daughters’ Hospital & Health Services- A private, not-for-profit organization. Its vision and resources are focused on excellent patient care and community commitment.  Physician services, a nationally accredited cancer center, full service rehab center and many more advanced outpatient services are offered.

44.  Saint Joseph-London- Located in London, Kentucky, this 89-bed acute-care hospital provides a full range of medical, surgical and obstetrical services.  A new replacement facility to be built this year will increase its bed capacity to 120 and will include all private rooms.

45.  Central Michigan Community Hospital- The care center has seen many facility updates since it initially opened in 1943.  The hospital is committed to improving the health status of the people they serve in their caring, compassionate and high-quality services.

46.  Saint Joseph Mercy Saline Hospital- Accredited by the Joint Commission on Health Care Accreditation.  The award winning 24-hour emergency department and newly-expanded nuclear medicine suite coupled with future plans to develop an imaging center make this an ever-expanding facility of excellence.

47.  Lakeview Hospital- They understand the call for evolving to continue to provide the highest achievable level of healthcare. The past few years have been a time of progression into one of Minnesota’s finest hospitals with leadership in patient approval and facility development.

48.  Jamestown Hospital- The small hospital was opened in 1935.  Today, it is nationally recognized.  The modern, fully equipped and professionally staffed facility has a 25-bed capacity that serves as the nucleus of dedicated health care providers in the community.

49.  St. Mary’s Medical Center of Campbell County- A faith-based facility with a mission to continue a strong healing ministry by improving the health of the community.  An emphasis is placed on those who are deprived and underserved.

50.  Lake Whitney Medical Center- Many services are provided here.  Respiratory therapy, home health services, senior care, assisted living and much more are offered by this facility located in Whitney, Texas.

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