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: St Mary's
(all time)
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff3
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?2.7
3. Hospital Technology1.7
4. Location (A nice area to live)2
5. Cafeteria food2.2
6. Parking3.3
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient2.5
8. Hospital appeal (looks)2.2
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?2.5
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?)2.2
11. Reputation of the hospital2.5
12. How nice are the doctors to staff2.8
13. Friendliness of staffing office3.2
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?2.3
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?1.3
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio2.3
17. How well staffed are they2
18. How happy were you with your workload?2.5
19. Staff morale (overall)1.8
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?1.3
Total Score (number or rankings)46.3(6)(0)
  • I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. No ability to contact a doctor after 9pm. Nurses are practicing medicine. No organization. Staff and physicians have no clue what they are doing. This is the worst hospital I have ever seen in my 17 years as a nurse. 03/22/2021
  • Housing was approximately 1.6 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Furnished finder. Housing was located in city of Apple Calley. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. There are no short term housing options in this city. $2200 a month for a house from furnished finder.
  • I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. I started in the ICU unable to logged into their computer system due to screw up with my personnel information took 3 days to get fixed then put me on the floor without being oriented to paperwork and charting system gave me a resource then took her away after 2hours. Never got oriented to charting had to figure it out for myself and ask other nurses, wasn’t feeling well and had bad night after six shifts canceled my contract 02/28/2021
  • Housing was approximately 6 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Private home rented room. Housing was located in city of Hesperia . On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Rent room through travel nurse housing .com
  • I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. This facility still uses a full paper chart in addition to the EMR, so it's double work. Many of their physicians give only verbal orders (even for the whole plan of care for a patient for a day) which you then write as verbal orders in the paper chart then enter into the EMR. Discussions about patients are relayed from physician to physician through the nurse so it's one big ongoing game of telephone (literally). Many physicians will write in the progress notes that they saw a patient when that didn't - they just looked at the EMR from somewhere else. Travelers float constantly to every unit, especially the ED to take care of admitted holds with no beds. The ED staff barely helps because they don't see the admitted patients as their patients anymore. And the ED nurses don't do the admit stuff like calling consults so this doesn't happen until an inpatient nurse takes over. This means that on some days, you will be doing 4 tele admits at the same time or 2 ICU admits at the same time all by yourself. I ended my contract early, which is a first for me in my 3+ years of travel nursing, and I was told that I'm not the first to do so. Basic equipment and working equipment can be hard to find. You almost always have to call pharmacy to prepare a scheduled med because they can't stay on top of everything. Half the time, you have to find someone to watch your patients while you go to pharmacy to get a scheduled med because they didn't have a person to deliver it. Most of their orientation is done online through modules and my company had to fight to get me paid for it. Multiple staff members, including some in management, acknowledge that this place is backwards ass hell but no one seems to care enough to do anything about it. One of the other travelers who works locally in southern California said that this hospital needs to be reported to the state 06/29/2020
  • Housing was approximately N/A mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was N/A. Housing was located in city of N/A. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. It's all rundown
  • I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. You are going to work float pool from the start until end of contract.You work Tele, Stepdown,ER, medSug. However it was advertised as ICU. If you don't like floating every shift then don't go, unless the pay is worth it. I literally count the days remaining for my contract. They should however, be honest to traveler at the start about this. If you float to ER most of the time it's Hell. You do everything by yourself. Total care for heavy patient and seems like the tech for ER is solely for ER use. If you were the unfortunate one floated to take care of ICU, DOU, Stepdown, Med Surg, Tele. Be better drink lots of energy drink before showing up to work. It's rough day all the time. I'm glad I'm done with my contract. 01/19/2019
  • Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Staying in a hotel . Housing was located in city of Apple valley . On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Hotel has own fridge, microwave and pet friendly.
  • I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. no computer access for two days ( with patient care) told to "just use paper" didn't even look up from her desk. No orientation. 2 weeks later, still no Glucose machine access. Had to ask nurses 8x per shift to scan their badges. get a call in am 2 weeks later {scheduled for orientation) no one told me...NO SHOW documented...told would get call from manager regarding this snafu.. she never called. Called agency response...2hrs later terminated 06/22/2015
  • Housing was approximately n/s mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was none. Housing was located in city of n/a. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. did not take housing
  • I worked in the ICU/ER department(s) in the hospital. ICU patients were regularly overflowed to the ER for DAYS! even if they were on vasoactive drips or ventilators. They were often left on gurneys because there were not enough beds, as well as not any pillows or blankets. The regular ER patients were often treated in the halls with no privacy. I had the feeling everyday that I was working in a MASH unit or during a natural disaster. The skills of the ER nurses were top notch, don't get me wrong, but they were always short staffed when I asked why they didn't hire more, I was told there were many nurses out on "stress leave", so they couldn't fill their jobs!!!!!!! I was hired as an ICU traveler but volunteered to handle the ICU overflow patients in the ER whenever possible (which was 90% of the time) because the ICU staff were so burnt out and unhelpful. I basically oriented myself, because the RN assigned to orient me told me up front he didn't want to be there. Telemetry patients were often housed anywhere they could be squeezed into a spare room (like the same day surgery area, when not in use), with a portable monitor and often it was down a hallway in a side room converted to a patient "holding area" with only one nurse. Often you had to leave your patients unattended to walk down a hall to the pyxis to get the patients meds. Patients were selling heroin in the ER while they waited! They use an archaic version of a meditech charting system. When I was floated to tele, there was not a single chair for me to sit on the entire 12 hour shift, the central nursing station printer ran out of ink and we could not print documents that were needed. The secretary said this was common and the doctor came removed the cartridge, slammed it on the counter, and said "there, now it will print another page or two!" I was definitely concerned about patient safety and my license. I would never go back. The town itself is a dismal, a very high number of unemployed, a lot of closed businesses and foreclosed homes. windy, hot, dusty, and even the Redbox movie rental kiosk was closed in front of the local Safeway because vandals had taken a crowbar to it one too many times. Sadly, I was told by patients that the other community hospital was even worse. Advice, don't ever need medical care on the I-15 between LA and Vegas!!!! 02/04/2014
  • Housing was approximately 4 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was private rental. Housing was located in city of Apple Valley. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Housing is completely irrelavent to the rating of this hospital as being an experienced traveler, I find my own housing.
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