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: WILLIAM BACKUS HOSPITAL
 Score
(all time)
Score
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff11.0
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?1.52.0
3. Hospital Technology23.0
4. Location (A nice area to live)23.0
5. Cafeteria food23.0
6. Parking2.54.0
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient23.0
8. Hospital appeal (looks)23.0
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?23.0
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?)23.0
11. Reputation of the hospital1.52.0
12. How nice are the doctors to staff1.52.0
13. Friendliness of staffing office23.0
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?23.0
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?22.0
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio11.0
17. How well staffed are they11.0
18. How happy were you with your workload?11.0
19. Staff morale (overall)11.0
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?11.0
Total Score (number or rankings)33(2)45.0(1)
  • I worked in the Emergency department(s) in the hospital. One of the best things about travel nursing is the challenge, even if that includes a workload that is somewhat unbalanced when compared to staff nurses or working with less resources than normal. Almost immediately, I found this hospital to be not only unfriendly to travelers, it also had me clutching my nursing license tightly. I found many of the mid level providers to place orders thoughtlessly, often prior to laying eyes on the patients. Staff nurses are quite young, lack maturity and comportment. Travelers need to take on additional workload to assist these inexperienced nurses on a regular basis. Support staff help their friends exclusively and seem to favor patients that they know from the community while neglecting others. There are not enough pumps and other basic equipment to go around and no one willing to help procure any. Moving patients upstairs is a battle. Calling a supervisor or charge for support or feedback has been ineffective in my experience. I have been given 3 very sick ambulances at once and two from triage ten minutes later so that I could “get caught up” when opening the back section. Staff nurses literally had their feet up and refused to lend a hand saying, “you’re the traveler, it’s your section, not ours”. Many, many travelers in this department at any given time and a few have canceled their contracts early. I did not extend mine. Staff morale is very poor. 06/22/2020
  • Housing was approximately 1 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was N/A. Housing was located in city of Norwich. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. I cannot provide any honest feedback with regard to housing because I stayed with a friend locally throughout the duration of this assignment. The surrounding area doesn’t look too bad, the hospital is easy to access from the freeway. Parking was reasonable and at no cost to travelers.
  • I worked in the OR department(s) in the hospital. Safety, safety, safety management no. Old old old 04/07/2019
  • Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was New London. Housing was located in city of Groton. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3.
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