Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Cottage Hospital
 Score
(all time)
Score
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff45.0
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?3.24.2
3. Hospital Technology3.54.2
4. Location (A nice area to live)4.25.0
5. Cafeteria food3.74.8
6. Parking3.94.2
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient3.54.5
8. Hospital appeal (looks)4.15.0
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?44.5
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?)3.14.2
11. Reputation of the hospital4.14.8
12. How nice are the doctors to staff3.54.5
13. Friendliness of staffing office3.84.8
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?3.44.2
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?3.44.8
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio4.25.0
17. How well staffed are they3.85.0
18. How happy were you with your workload?3.75.0
19. Staff morale (overall)3.65.0
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?3.54.8
Total Score (number or rankings)74.2(11)93.5(4)
  • I worked in the Surgery trauma department(s) in the hospital. Wonderful place to work! Always adequately staffed. Nurse techs are helpful. 05/18/2017
  • Housing was approximately 8 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Hope ranch . Housing was located in city of Santa Barbara . On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. Small. Short shower. No counter space. Smallest kitchen. No AC. Pedistool sink in bathroom.
  • I worked in the endoscopy department(s) in the hospital. 02/19/2017
  • Housing was approximately 3 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was 535 Red Rose Lane. Housing was located in city of Santa Barbara. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I had a phenomenal experience at Cottage Hospital. I am always open minded and don't expect much when I arrive at a new facility, and stay as positive as possible for my own well being and job satisfaction. Well, Cottage is awesome. And Part if that is due to the gorgeous and laid back location. But I was impressed with the kind, helpful, common sense staff. The culture of the entire hospital is superior; patient and safety centered. Do not hesitate to take an assignmnet here! They will try to recruit you full time if you are skilled... they tell you so during orientation.
  • I worked in the 3WC department(s) in the hospital. The best part of working an assignment at this hospital was the staff. They were very friendly and had great team work on the unit I worked on. I never floated while I was there. I did not have any choice in my schedule or able to request the days I work, but there were quite a few other travelers on the unit and we were able to swap with each other no problem to make our schedules better. the charting was allscripts and was a little difficult to get used to, but I believe they have now switched to Epic. The patient load was reasonable. If I ever felt overwhelmed, there was always a relief/break nurse to assist. It was wonderful to be by the beach. Santa Barbara is not a large area, but there is enough to do to keep busy. I was able to kayak, hike, and standup paddle board all close by. 10/26/2016
  • Housing was approximately 8 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was El Escorial. Housing was located in city of Santa Barbara. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. I was given a very small studio through company housing. The complex was run by HOA who would send complaints about very trivial things (I left a camping chair and a bike on the patio of my apartment). There are a lot of other great options in the area though !!!
  • I worked in the SICU department(s) in the hospital. I had the pleasure of working at this facility for 7 months. In my opinion after 6 assignments throughout several ICU's in California, this is easily the best hospital for travelers. The staff here is exceptional. They treated me like a permanent employee, gave me great assignments, rarely floated me (unless MICU needed me), and invited me out for all of their fun activities outside of work. The majority of the patients in SICU are neuro and the neuro team is nothing short of amazing. The biggest delight for me was the fact that there were neuro NP's on dayshift (most don't understand how convenient this is). They were all extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. I don't need to get into how beautiful SBCH is. Google it. You can't beat the area either...it's Santa Barbara! 09/15/2016
  • Housing was approximately 1 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was N/A. Housing was located in city of Santa Barbara. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Use AirBnB, plenty of great options month-to-month
  • I worked in the 1 Wood Clayssens telemetry department(s) in the hospital. The hospital has 483 beds and very modern and beautiful. The charting system was Allscripts. Staffing was excellent with a charge and resource nurse on days and nights. Although there was plenty of help and resources, I felt the staff was a little cold to travelers. The area was very safe and close to State St, with excellent shopping and every type of restaurant imaginable. 06/18/2016
  • Housing was approximately 79 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Stone Creek Apartments. Housing was located in city of Valencia. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Housing was excellent with a pool, hot tub, and small gym. Ralph's is directly across the street. My one complaint is that I needed to rent my refrigerator.
  • I worked in the NICU department(s) in the hospital. I loved working in the NICU. The nurses were friendly and very team oriented. Low number of travelers on this unit. The scheduling system was fair and I could usually get trades. Hospital parking is close and free. The cafeteria isn't open at night, but serves tasty and healthy food during the day. 06/07/2015
  • Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Rolfson. Housing was located in city of Santa Barbara. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I rented a guesthouse in SB. It is not a cheap city to live in, but I loved my apartment.
  • I worked in the CVOR department(s) in the hospital. I was at this hospital for over a year. I will admit the staff morale is low, the surgeons are not real nice, but even thought its very costly to live there it's a nice place to be. As an OR nurse your not just a nurse your doing everyone else job also! Yes, I do mean all other jobs too. Good luck if you go here they use a lot of travelers, can't really seem to keep staff. 1. cost to much to live in area with a 15/20 min. call back. 2. staffing morale very low and the doctors don't help. 3. having to do everyone's job, your running around like a chicken with your head cut off while others are just sitting around. I did take the stippin for housing and until I was there a year it good except I had to stay in a hotel provided by the hospital. 02/24/2015
  • Housing was approximately 30/40 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Ranch Oso. Housing was located in city of 40 minutes. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Ranch Oso nice place to camp, just did not want to live there because of working in Santa Barbara.
  • I worked in the Sicu department(s) in the hospital. Poor morale, old equipment that sometimes functions, rude, abussive doctors and staff, no breaks. 04/11/2011
  • Housing was approximately 20 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Pacific Oaks. Housing was located in city of Goleta. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. Parties at all hours, management is inattentive and rude
  • Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was N/A. Housing was located in city of Santa Barbara. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. 11/17/2010
  • I worked in the 4e/neuro department(s) in the hospital. 01/05/2007
  • Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Buena Vista. Housing was located in city of Santa Barbara. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. Housing is poor. Very old, I didn't even have hot water! No washer/dryer in unit. I recommend finding your own. Santa Barbara is very nice though :) Hospital is very traveler friendly, as it is over 50% travelers
  • I worked in the surgical department(s) in the hospital. Housing was approximately 8 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Encina Meadows. Housing was located in city of Goleta. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3.
  • No laundry hookups, family area (difficult to sleep if you work nights at times), no AC in the apts. Covered assigned parking,and very nice/knowledgable office staff. Easy access to shopping areas and Hwy 101. Traveler friendly area.
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