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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Garden Grove Hospital
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|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||5|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||5|
|3. Hospital Technology||4|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||2|
|5. Cafeteria food||2|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||3|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||2|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||2|
|10. Simplicity being initiated into the system (Do you have to do lots of unneccessary paperwork, drug testing, criminal background checks, etc. in addition to what the agency requires before you can start working?)||5|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||1|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||1|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||4|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||3|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||5|
|17. How well staffed are they||5|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||5|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||2|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||1|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||64(1)||(0)|
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- I worked in the Labor & Delivery department(s) in the hospital. First of all - you have to realize - this is primarily a cash pay hospital for the majority of its clientele - which are primarily Chinese patients - who literally speak no english - come to the US around 35 weeks to establish care here in the US. They see the doctor maybe once or twice so they can have their baby here. Also - one of the physicians has a house, that he owns, and puts multiple pregnant women in it so they don't have to find housing when they come to the US for a few weeks. They pay something crazy like $1500/wk for a room! A lot of the nurses are "hush hush" about saying that this doctor owns one of the houses the women stay in... Many of the women are untruthful about how many abortions they have had so the postpartum hemorrhage rate is high here. But two weeks postpartum, the clientele goes home, the baby is now an American citizen, so it doesn't count against them for the nations "2 Child limit" and that child can come back when they are 18 and receive a full ride scholarship to any college in California for being a Chinese-American citizen.
Lets address the cash pay thing... this was really suspicious to me. Immediately after giving birth, the doctors are telling them how much it will be for their delivery... usually around $600 for a vaginal delivery, and $800 for a c-section... The women bring nannies, family, or a close friend, who then pulls this huge wad of $100 bills out of their Dolce and Gabbana, Louis Vuitton or Coach bags, and starts giving the doctors money. After the physician gets his/her money, the anesthesiologist comes in and gets his cut too - usually around the same costs as above - then proceeds to write a "receipt" on a facesheet and gives it back to the patient. I definitely felt very awkward seeing these transactions take place.
Alright - lets discuss the staff... Honestly - i have nothing but great things to say about the nurses! They are amazing. Super nice to travelers, work really well as a team, always lending a helping hand... I mean - super nice nurses!
As far as the doctors go - well, lets just say that if you don't mind getting yelled at, you will do just fine here. The majority of the doctors are asian, and very hard to reason with, even if you show them current guidelines & recommendations. I even had one laugh at me when I handed him an ACOG article about Pitocin. There's one caucasian male doctor that is seriously in need of a psych eval. He is the rudest human being I have ever encountered in my life.... and every nurse fears him here. From what I heard, he started out as a resident there and used to be nicer, and then over the ages has evolved into a monster. He constantly says demeaning things to nurses, OB techs, the secretaries, for no reason. And just everyone's luck, he's the chief of OB... go figure. I wanted to pull him aside and have a professional chat with him after a few things he said to me personally - And even bringing it to the L&D Nurse Director multiple times, I received the response "Its not worth your time."
This is a "Prime" hospital, the hospital was failing and some rich guy came in and bought it up and fixed it up, just enough to keep the doors open...
The c-section rate has to be close to 50% - many are primary electives, there are tons of elective episiotomies cut, the postpartum hemorrhage rate is large - there has been like 6 hysterectomies this year for postpartum hemorrhage - (I've literally only seen 1 in the 7 years I've done L&D outside of this facility) Theres about 100-150 births/month here... They don't do deliveries less than 32 weeks so its very low risk - everything high risk gets shipped to UCI.
All in all, the nurses were the best part of the assignment and the place was a nice change of pace for a summer assignment, but I could never go back due to the lack of current guidelines and the verbal abuse from the providers there. You have to be willing to go back many years in your L&D practice and accept that some things won't ever change - in specific, this hospital.
09/07/2017 Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Nineteen01. Housing was located in city of Santa Ana. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. The housing was amazing - if you are working in the orange county area -def consider this place - its right between the 5 and the 55 so its easy to get anywhere and its so comfortable - staff is great - theres a gym, open bar during office hours, pool, etc...
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