Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

Each ranking will be averaged and updated on a continual basis. The highest score for a hospital is 100.

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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Blake Medical Center
(all time)
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff2.33.5
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?21.5
3. Hospital Technology1.92.0
4. Location (A nice area to live)2.43.0
5. Cafeteria food1.92.5
6. Parking2.63.0
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient2.13.0
8. Hospital appeal (looks)1.93.0
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?1.71.5
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?)2.11.0
11. Reputation of the hospital1.62.0
12. How nice are the doctors to staff22.5
13. Friendliness of staffing office2.33.0
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?2.42.5
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?1.62.5
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio1.42.5
17. How well staffed are they1.42.0
18. How happy were you with your workload?1.42.5
19. Staff morale (overall)1.32.0
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?1.42.5
Total Score (number or rankings)37.7(7)48.0(2)
  • I worked in the PCU department(s) in the hospital. My contract was cancelled after only a month of working here. I am unhappy about this because I paid for my housing in full for 3 months and now and cant be refunded. I feel that the hospital should have known their census would be low before hiring more travel nurses. Other than that, I was pleased with this hospital. My unit seemed to be mainly travelers. I always thought my assignment was fair. Never more than 6 patients, usually 5. If you had a tougher assignment or a lot going on, that was taken into consideration before getting an admission. All the charge nurses were fantastic. Very involved and available. They actually helped instead of sitting on their butts looking at their phones. I was floated 3 times to a med/tele unit and also had a pleasant experience there. My biggest issue was the lack of CNAs. Day shift was always adequately staffed, but at night there was usually only 1 CNA. You are required to do your first set of vitals and if there is only 1 CNA then you have to do them all. I hated that. And we were told to not "overwork" the 1 CNA we had. 06/10/2017
  • Housing was approximately 27 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Heritage Oaks. Housing was located in city of Sarasota. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I found the housing myself. Bradenton is a nice place, but I suggest staying in Sarasota if you don't mind a little drive as it is much nicer and closer to better beaches.
  • I worked in the MedSurg/Telemetry department(s) in the hospital. Beware of all HCA facilities, especially Blake Medical Center. There was no official orientation, never meet the nurse manager, the floors are manned primarily by travel nurses, and 1:7 nurse to patient ratio. This place is a dangerous joke. I would warn anyone to not go as a traveler or full time staff. I wish I would've did my research before excepting the assignment. Please do your research and demand more money if you plan to travel to this facility. 04/08/2017
  • Housing was approximately 3.1 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Sun Chase. Housing was located in city of Bradenton. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. The housing provided was decent. The furniture company used provided furniture loaded with fleas.
  • I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. always had at least 3 patients in the ICU, some post traumas who require around the clock care in the room. Patients constantly died from nursing erros that occured on other floors. PCU nurses floated to the ICU nightly because they were so short of staff. The charting system has not been updated since 1970. and the manager often told several travelers that they were "going to get shut down". doctors did not care at all for the patients, often would blame their mistakes on the nurses to just avoid penalty on them. poorly run and ran on entirely travelers on every floor. cannot keep present employees and will often terminate them for things that do not have anything to do with patient care. they say they are going throught a "revamping of the hospital from the bottom up" but they are actually just full of it because nothing has changed or will change due to the lack of education of the staff, dirty enviorment, poor patient outcome, poor patient ratio, and the doctors who constantly forget to put in orders, and often do not give families or patients vital information...also gave burn patients to nurses who were not certified in burns. RUN!!!!!!! from this place. anyone that tells you its fine obviously does not care about the patients or their lisence. they will not cover you if anything happens they will seek you out and penalize you for things that you did not do. they will give you two patients who need total care and require you to be in the room all day or night and than a fresh trauma. they say they no longer give travelers "traumas" and give them a day with a "nurse" but they will not help you, and you will still get a trauma i promise you that. AVOID this place if you care at all about yourself and others. this is a dangerous place to be. if an agency tries to put you here they do NOT care about you. and the general area surrounding it is unsafe. unless you stay directly on the island. 02/17/2017
  • Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Tampa Bay extended stay . Housing was located in city of tampa . On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1.
  • I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. Run from this place. Worse first travel assignment. I was tripled given patients who were traumas and I only know medical ICU. Staff was rude and unhelpful. Never got an orientation day with another nurses. Hospital is dirty and in shambles. Core nursing staff constantly quitting. Runs on all travelers. Do not go here. They will make your life miserable. 02/05/2017
  • Housing was approximately 200 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Camden . Housing was located in city of Orlando . On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. I commented from Orlando and stayed at the best western. There is nothing in Bradenton to do. It's small kind of red neck crowd. Just McDonald's and a fresh market.
  • I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. Scary ratios. Always tripled with assignments in the ICU. Nurses on the floors could have up to 10 (!) patients a night during "season"! Hospital is very dirty and rooms are very small. Double ICU rooms...never have I seen that before, especially having two vented patients in a SMALL room together. Staff was unhelpful and not traveler friendly in the beginning, but towards the end of 13 weeks began to warm up to me. Not much to do in Bradenton at all, but surrounding areas are great (St. Pete, Tampa, Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota) 05/01/2016
  • Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Riversong Apartments. Housing was located in city of Bradenton. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Nice apartment complex but went through Corporate housing, way too expensive!
  • I worked in the Step down department(s) in the hospital. Scary ratios. Period on the step down unit, four was the minimum in relatively rare, it was typically five, in occasionally 6:1. Patients are really ill, super elderly (90-100's) and it was rare that anybody was fully oriented patient wise. I had much easier days when I was floated to ICU. Beautiful area on the gulf coast but tons of traffic during snowbird season. One day it took me an hour to drive 8 miles to the beach. 05/01/2015
  • Housing was approximately 1 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Solana Vista. Housing was located in city of Bradenton. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Beautiful, updated, pet friendly, tons of amenities. Maintenance staff great
  • I worked in the Neuro/Trauma/Ortho department(s) in the hospital. Black hole! Run from this place. They treat travelers like animals. Very very unfair workload. Nurses are saying things like you get housing paid for and you asking stupid questions. OMG never could believe young nurses can be so rude. They are 1-2 years old nurses, they are ruuuude and ignorant. They don't realize that policies are different everywhere and that is why you ask questions to double check things. CN doesn't know MRI can be done with contrast and sized me up for asking if a consent is involved. 03/13/2015
  • Housing was approximately 8-10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Watermark . Housing was located in city of Bradenton . On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Near Sarasota, exactly downtown Bradenton, you can enjoy urself. Anna Maria, st Pete beach, Tampa, Orlando, Siesta Key all near. Can be a hidden gem.
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