Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Hilo Medical Center
 Score
(all time)
Score
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff2.82.7
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?2.42.7
3. Hospital Technology2.12.3
4. Location (A nice area to live)3.54.3
5. Cafeteria food1.81.7
6. Parking34.0
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient3.34.3
8. Hospital appeal (looks)2.83.0
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?2.62.3
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?)2.42.0
11. Reputation of the hospital21.7
12. How nice are the doctors to staff2.72.7
13. Friendliness of staffing office2.92.7
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?1.91.3
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?2.12.0
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio2.54.3
17. How well staffed are they2.64.0
18. How happy were you with your workload?2.73.7
19. Staff morale (overall)2.32.0
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?2.32.3
Total Score (number or rankings)50.7(11)56.0(3)
  • I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. I think the facility is a quaint place to work, traveler friendly. Speedy paper work process. The only Con is the ICU manager. Can at times be unfair with the schedule. There is a policy that ANY travelers schedule can be changed up to 48 hours in advance (This is for ICU). 02/19/2017
  • Housing was approximately 7 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Self housed. Housing was located in city of Hilo. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I found my own housing in Hilo.
  • I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. Pros: The Big Island is a beautiful island and a wonderful place to explore. The patients and their families are very nice and grateful. Overall you're getting paid to vacation. Cons: It's best to keep your head down and to keep your mouth shut. They are known to write up travelers and cancel their contracts without any warning. I agree with the previous statement about the ICU being a toxic work environment. If you don't want to deal with this it's best to go to the ER or PACU. Just remember that it is different here and to enjoy the island. If you can't you should try Oahu or Maui instead. 06/24/2016
  • Housing was approximately 4 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Waiakea. Housing was located in city of Hilo . On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4.
  • I worked in the periop department(s) in the hospital. Very racist and unfriendly to whites. 05/18/2016
  • Housing was approximately 3 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Ginoza Realty. Housing was located in city of Hilo. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Within walking distance to downtown
  • I worked in the float department(s) in the hospital. If you are white, be prepared to get the wrist treatment. Very discriminatory against travelers and especially caucasian people. 10/22/2014
  • Housing was approximately 25 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was private. Housing was located in city of mountain view. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Found own housing on craigslist. Worked well.
  • I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. Be prepared to work in a toxic, critical environment. Do NOT agree to rotate shifts. 09/26/2014
  • Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Orchid Manor. Housing was located in city of Hilo. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. Poor choice for housing, I would find my own if I ever go back.
  • I worked in the med/surg department(s) in the hospital. 12/26/2012
  • Housing was approximately 3 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Orchid Manor. Housing was located in city of Hilo. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1.
  • Housing was approximately 3.5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Orchid Manor. Housing was located in city of Hilo. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. 10/06/2012
  • The pool sucks, you can smell the chlorine from halfway across the parking lot, and the "garden" at the teen center next door, is possibly the cause of the terrible "fruit fly" situation.
  • Great experience at Hilo Medical Center! Staff is traveler friendly, managers are great. I did float to different floors in the middle of a shift at times, which was overwhelming at times. Also, the patient load can be quite heavy, at times 8-10 patients on a med surg floor, but the average was 5 or 6. I also rotated shifts: 7a-7p, 11a-11p, 7p-7a. A very busy unit but I enjoyed my time there and would consider going back. After all, it is Hawaii! Hilo is not really a tourist type of town, it is more rural and rainy during the winter months but Kona is on the other side of the island, 2 hours away, with sandy beaches, 80 degrees, sunshine, and luaus, so I went there on my days off. 09/26/2012
  • Housing was approximately 4 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was country club. Housing was located in city of Hilo. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. Do not stay at the Country Club Inn!! It is infested with cockroaches!!
  • I worked in the Emergency department(s) in the hospital. Lots of travelers at this facility, sometimes outnumbering the staff. Newly remodeled ER that looks great. New charting software that works VERRRY slow. (click/5 seconds/window opens) High level of autonomy here from the Docs. (most of them anyway) Rains a LOT in HIlo..but 1 hr drive puts you in Kona and eternal sunshine. 01/05/2008
  • Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Bayshore Towers. Housing was located in city of Hilo. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Be careful on housing here!! Some travelers here have gotten less than they expected. We lucked out with Bayshore Towers, I can not recommend them enough. Great view, clean, safe, great neighbors, pool, laundry, gym. Address is 84 Pukihae street.
  • Housing was approximately Unknown mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Paul. Housing was located in city of Unknown. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. 04/02/2007
  • I worked in the ER which was total chaos most of the time. No triage system really, most patients were "rushed" back to non-existent beds. Very frustrating to get answers from some charge nurses, so patients waited longer. Lost charts, lost patients, no staff, no beds!! The staff was very friendly to travelers... except management. The schedule was horrible... worked days, evenings, nights... 8hr/12hr shifts, 4-5 days in a row! I did enjoy ALL my days off though, met some truly awesome people... just living in Hawaii was totally worth it!
  • I worked in the ER department(s) in the hospital. Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Hilo Lagoon. Housing was located in city of Hilo. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. My housing was great! With A/C, which other travelers didn't have, 24/7 security, fully furnished. The building was very well kept, the view was amazing from the 7th floor. Just the pool wasn't very nice/accessible.
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