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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: HCA Rio Grande Medical Center
 Score
(all time)
Score
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff2
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?2
3. Hospital Technology3
4. Location (A nice area to live)4
5. Cafeteria food3
6. Parking2
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient3
8. Hospital appeal (looks)4
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?4
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?)1
11. Reputation of the hospital3
12. How nice are the doctors to staff3
13. Friendliness of staffing office3
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?3
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?2
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio2
17. How well staffed are they3
18. How happy were you with your workload?2
19. Staff morale (overall)1
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?1
Total Score (number or rankings)51(1)(0)
  • Many imported Asian nurses on work visas unhappy about being there.(Don't get me wrong I love and embellish culture diversity; but if you don't want to be there it reflects on others.) If you don't speak Spanish you can get in a bind and have to depend on the few Spanish-speaking staff they have or are willing to help. The new EMAR/Patient Identification- Medication Delivery system cart HCA has incorporated is very time-consuming and not nurse-friendly especially when having to tote it around with every move you make. However, the South Texas tropical scene makes you feel like your on a vacation the entire off-time of your contract with MANY things to do and see. The beaches rival Cancun without leaving the US. Vibriant new growth is very expansive. I had four Starbucks to choose from within a 5 mile area of my apt. Go with a company that has no ties/subcontract with HCA's own AllAboutStaffing. If the company does subcontract you will see a 4-5$ an hour less difference in pay from other travel companies. Enjoy Mexico eight miles away!! Read up before you go.
  • I worked in the Med-Surg/Tele department(s) in the hospital. Housing was approximately 8 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was St. Antimo Apts. Housing was located in city of McAllen. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. Very new and cheap construction gives way to noises and sounds that were yours and for your ears only! Get an upstairs apt! Washer/dryer hook-ups available at your cost. Bring your own microwave. Very nice pool/BB-Q area, business center and work-out room. Attentive mgmt in gated complex. I recommend The Rincon Apt complex just down the street if travel company slurges on it.
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