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“Everyone is ready to help me get medical equipment or help with a patient.”

“Everyone helps you out here.  Even when its hectic, my coworkers reach out and ask if I need help. Everyone is ready to help me get medical equipment or help with a patient. Nothing is too small a task for anyone here.” - Angelica, RN, Telemetry, Southern California Hospital at Culver City

 

“My efforts help keep patients safe.”

“It's important to maintain cleanliness in a hospital to prevent and manage infection. I like knowing that my efforts contribute to keeping patients safe.” - Francisca, Environmental Services, Housekeeping, Southern California Hospital at Hollywood

"Our nursing education is exceptional…"

“At a community hospital, you get to know everyone you work with including administration and doctors.  Also, our nursing education is exceptional, providing individualized training and hands-on with a preceptor (experienced licensed clinician who supervises nursing students during their clinical rotations).” - Arlene, Charge Nurse, Medical-Surgical, Los Angeles Community Hospital

"I can make a contribution to the community I live in.”

“I like working at Norwalk Community Hospital because it gives me a chance to give back to the community I live in. With my 43 years of nursing experience, I can make a contribution to my neighbors. It's also a great family-centered environment.” - Janice, Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, Norwalk Community Hospital 

 

“We help each other strive for good patient care.”

“Even after five years, Southern California Hospital at Hollywood is still a great place to work! I'm happy here, it's my second home. We help each other strive for good patient care. Even getting a patient to the restroom, or changing their bed linens, someone is always willing to help.” - Mena, CNA, Medical-Surgical, Southern California Hospital at Hollywood

"Everyone is so welcoming!”

“I've been here 10 years and it's a great place to work because everyone is so welcoming—always greeting each other with a smile.” - Heather, Administration Assistant, Engineering, Southern California Hospital at Culver City

 

“I enjoy treating shortness of breath until I see my patient at rest.”

"I enjoy treating shortness of breath and distress, until I can see my patient smile at rest." - Maurice, Respiratory Therapist, Los Angeles Community Hospital

 

“It’s an easy place to work because people care about you and the work you do.”

“I've been at Southern California Hospital at Culver City for 20 years because it's a great place to work. We take care of each other as well as our patients. It's an easy place to work because the people care about you and the work that you do. It really is the people that make the difference!” - Aly, RN, Telemetry, Southern California Hospital at Culver City

"I joined Crozer Health so I could make a difference in my home community.”

“I’ve stayed because of the camaraderie I have with my colleagues and for the unique opportunity to care for members of the community. Everyone from management to environmental services department welcomed me with open arms! They were always willing to answer any questions I had and were always available if I needed them.

Crozer Health provides me with opportunities to grow professionally by offering tuition assistance and partnerships with area universities, as well as encouragement to advance my career. Getting to meet and work with people from various disciplines and populations, as well as meeting people from different walks of life brings me joy." - Amanda, RN, Medical-Surgical, Crozer Health

 

“Throughout my 50 years working here, I’ve become a better person because of my job.”

“I love what I do and have become a better person because of my job. Throughout the past 50 years working here, I have grown up so much and learned a lot from my peers and leaders at the hospital,” – Dorla (nickname “Happy”), Telemetry, Southern California Hospital at Culver City. Read more about Dorla.

“It's a great opportunity to get acute care experience.”

“After years with the City of Los Angeles, I was inspired by my grandfather to become a nurse. I came to Los Angeles Community Hospital through the new grad program because it offers a great opportunity to get acute care experience. The hospital is very supportive in helping its new graduate nurses develop their nursing skills.” – Danielle, RN, Medical-Surgical, LA Community Hospital 

“We have an emphasis on quality preceptors to facilitate learning.”

“Patients get the best quality care when a team can work together. We are a smaller hospital with an emphasis on quality preceptors who facilitate ongoing learning during clinical practice. Building our skills helps us work well together, which is why education makes a difference.” – Jasmine, RN Relief Charge, Medical-Surgical, LA Community Hospital

 

"Nurses always have a lifeline and are never left alone."

“It's nice to know that if I’m challenged with something there is always someone to help. From blood pressure checks to consulting with doctors to getting patient consent, I always have a lifeline here and I’m never left alone.” – Esther, RN, Medical-Surgical, Los Angeles Community Hospital

“I couldn’t have done it with such great education, as well as a professional and joyful work environment where others support me.”

“Working at Southern California Hospital at Culver City is a great place to fast-track your experience and learn a lot of new things. We get great training to get us up to speed. I started transporting patients and have worked my way into monitoring where I am responsible for monitoring up to 43 patients at a time. I couldn't have done it without such great education, as well as a professional and joyful work environment where others support me.” - Frederico, Monitor Tech, Telemetry, Southern California Hospital at Culver City

“Everyone lends a helping hand, which creates a great family culture.”

“Everyone lends a hand to help each other, which creates a great family culture. Working here you feel welcome. If you need help from nursing or infection is suspected and an assessment is needed there is always someone there to help. You never feel alone working with challenging cases.” – Aimee, Infection Control Coordinator, Infection Control, Southern California Hospital at Hollywood

“I like being a part of the birthing process.”

“I like being a part of the birthing process - the most important day of their families’ lives. There is NOTHING better than seeing the parent's face when they hear their newborn's cry for the 1st time." - Laura, RN, Family Birthing Center, Eastern Connecticut Health Network

 

“I love working here."

“I love working here because of the care provided to our patients through teamwork. Our case management team is dedicated to making the transition from hospital to home as smooth as possible by coordinating post-hospital care with the patient’s doctor and loved ones.” – Anna, RN, Case Management, Norwalk Community Hospital

"I feel good coming to work every day."

“I’ve worked at Los Angeles Community Hospital for 5 years. It’s been a great career path for me as I’ve been able to grow and move up to new roles. In infection control, I feel good coming to work every day. I’m always learning something new, plus it's a fun place to work.” – Jennifer, Infection Control, Los Angeles Community Hospital

“I appreciate being a respiratory therapist because it provides me with a respectable, rewarding, and fulfilling career.”

“I appreciate being a respiratory therapist because it provides me with a respectable, rewarding, and fulfilling career. It also gives me the opportunity to gain knowledge and new experiences with every shift.” - Anthony, Respiratory Therapist, Southern California Hospital at Culver City

“… my patients are well taken care of by providing quality care.”

“What my respiratory care work means to me is that my patients are well taken care of by providing quality care. One thing I love about my job is the fulfillment of helping my patients feel better.” - Mayra, Respiratory Therapist, Foothill Regional Medical Center

"Crozer Health truly believes in career development and advancement.”

"Working at Crozer Health is a great experience. You have a hospital that is a community institution, yet also is doing all the major things that a large university-affiliated hospital is known for. In addition to the amazing learning opportunities, Crozer Health has the best team, which truly makes this a great career choice!" - Thomas, RN, Emergency Department, Crozer Health

“It’s the people who make Hollywood a great place to work.”

“It's the people who make Hollywood a great place to work. Patients always need help to keep safe, get out of bed without falling, and keeping clean. It takes a team to make it all happen. You don't feel alone here so it reduces the stress.” – Darren, RN, Medical Surgical, Southern California Hospital at Hollywood

"Here I can make a difference."

“I enjoy working at Los Angeles Community Hospitals in East LA and Norwalk because our senior leadership is consistently responsive and receptive to new ideas. The organization is ready, willing and able to change processes and approaches for improvement. Here I can make a difference." - Gail, Risk Management, Los Angeles Community Hospitals

“I love the staff and teamwork.”

“I like working at Manchester Memorial Hospital because it’s a great community hospital and I love the staff and teamwork; all the nurses and management work well together and are always willing to help, no matter what.” - Colleen, Nurse Assistant, Intensive Care Unit, Eastern Connecticut Health Network

“I gained the skills I needed to move from behavioral health to emergency department.”

“I love the ‘Grow Your Own’ program, which provides nursing education and skills development to help us grow professionally as nurses. I gained the skills needed in my career to move from the behavioral health unit to the emergency department.” - Bianca, RN, Emergency Department, Southern California Hospital at Culver City

"I would strongly recommend becoming part of the Crozer Health team.”

"I love working at Crozer Health because of the daily interactions with everyone from the facility. On a routine day I am able to interact with every department from patient transport to the CNO here at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Everyone is dedicated to quality patient care and very friendly.

Working at Crozer Health has definitely empowered and provided me with opportunities to grow as a nurse as well as a leader.” - Nick, BSN, RN, Nursing Administration, Crozer Health

“Someone always steps in to help.”

“Southern California Hospital at Hollywood is a great place to work because you get to know everyone by name; we help each other out. When I'm busy with one patient and need to take care of another patient, someone always steps in to help.” – Olena, RN Medical-Surgical, Southern California Hospital at Hollywood

 

“People genuinely want to help each other.”

“The work culture is really great because it’s an intimate and friendly environment where everyone helps each other. You are encouraged to ask questions as people genuinely want to help each other to give the best patient care.” – Carmela, RN, Medical-Surgical, Foothill Regional Medical Center

 

“Thirty-two years later, I am grateful I was given this opportunity.”

“At Eastern Connecticut Health Network, we work as a team, we work hard, and we support one another. Thirty-two years later, I am grateful I was given the opportunity to work at the very place that introduced me to lab medicine.” - Brenda, Medical Technologist, Laboratory, Rockville General Hospital

“… coming to healthcare was great because I get to contribute to people's health.”

“I used to work at a refinery, and coming to healthcare was great because I get to contribute to people's health. There are opportunities to grow an engineering career here by learning many skills—from elevator and plant maintenance, painting, power equipment, safety, and more.” - Luis, Plant Maintenance, Engineering, Southern California Hospital at Hollywood

"I have been able to grow professionally through the tuition reimbursement program that Crozer Health offers.”

"I have been working at Taylor Hospital for almost 18 years. What I like most is the sense of family. I have basically 'grown up' with my coworkers on various units and have made lifelong friends along the way. We all look out for one another and work as a team.

I started as a surgical technician and Crozer's tuition reimbursement helped when I enrolled in a nursing program." - Nicoale, RN, Operating Room, Crozer Health

"Our culture fosters trust and teamwork."

“Having an autonomous work environment where you are trusted to make the right decisions is a big plus. Our work culture fosters trust and teamwork.” - Mary, Discharge Planner Behavioral Health, Southern California Hospital at Culver City

“All my co-workers have become like a second family to me.”

“I like working at ECHN because it is close to home. Because of this, I have been able to really develop my nursing career here at Manchester Memorial Hospital. The staff is also really close. In each department I have worked over the years, all my co-workers have become like a second family to me. They have celebrated my life events; through marriage, through the birth of my children, even through loss. They have also supported me and mentored me professionally and I feel that I can rely on the strong clinical skills of my fellow nurses and physicians to create the best outcome for each patient.” - Dawn, RN/Charge RN, GI, Eastern Connecticut Health Network

“Our team consists of like-minded, passionate people who take pride in their work.”

“Being a respiratory therapist (RT) means having a career that constantly challenges you to become better both personally and professionally. What I enjoy most about being an RT is getting to work on a team, which consists of like-minded, passionate people who take pride in their work, and share the same common goal of helping and making a key difference in patients’ lives.” - Ismael, Respiratory Therapist, Foothill Regional Medical Center

“I enjoy the privilege of serving families in my community.”

"I've enjoyed working on the Family Birthing Center for more than three years because I have the privilege of being involved in my patients’ birth experience and serving families in my community." - Meghan, RN, Family Birthing Center, Waterbury Hospital

 

“I can make a difference for our patients.”

“As an urban hospital, we care for a diverse patient population that includes those with higher acuity. Working with patients with multiple conditions can be challenging and requires added care, but everyone works together to meet the needs of the patients. When a patient asks me for something out of my area, like a blanket or food, housekeeping or dietary are right there to assist.  Here we can make an immediate difference to our patients.” - Horacio, CT Tech, Radiology, Southern California Hospital at Hollywood

“What I’m doing here really matters in Norwalk.”

“When I came to Norwalk Community Hospital nearly a year ago, I was a new nurse. I was fortunate to receive a great orientation from both the nurses and the doctors to enable me to start out strong. What I’m now doing is real work here where it matters.”  Essie, RN, Medical-Surgical, Norwalk Community Hospital

“I work with amazing people!”

“Orange County is very expansive and I’m lucky to find a wonderful place to work that is only a mile from where I live. I not only get to work with amazing people, but get to care for patients right in my in my own community. It’s been a great opportunity for me these last five years.” – Michele, RN, Medical-Surgical, Foothill Regional Medical Center

"We reach and care for those that are at higher risk.”

Suzanne explains how Crozer Health brings health services such as vaccinations, screenings, and education to the community when area residents cannot come to us. - Suzanne, Stroke Coordinator, Nursing Services Administration, Crozer Health

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“Our nurse-to-patient ratio is balanced to ensure quality care for our pediatric patients.”

“At Foothill Regional, the staff genuinely care for each other and for the patients. We are passional about patient care and protective of our medically fragile kids to ensure they stay safe and get the best care possible. Our nurse-to-patient ratio is balanced so we can provide quality care.” - Sahara, RN, Pediatric Subacute, Foothill Regional Medical Center

“There is promise of growth and a sense of pride.”

“I choose to work at ECHN because of the positive atmosphere and my passion for caring for patients. I would tell a prospective hire that there is promise of growth at ECHN and a sense of pride and teamwork in the job. I enjoy my work, and when I am not here you can find me cooking, reading, or bike riding!” Sandra, Dietician Aid, Food & Nutrition, Eastern Connecticut Health Network

“Foothill Regional is my 'work home,' I’m more than just a number."

“I’ve worked at several places, but none have had the camaraderie that I find here at Foothill Regional Medical Center. We share stories and even get together outside of work. This is my ‘work home,’ I’m more than just a number here. In nursing we are all in this together for our patients and its comforting to know that I can count on my coworkers if I needed any help." – Fernando, LVN, Pediatric Subacute Unit, Foothill Regional Medical Center

“I joined Crozer Health for its reputation in the community.”

“I joined Crozer Health for its community involvement and reputation in Delaware County. I stay for personal and career growth, and involvement in my unit. The general atmosphere in the hospital and health system promotes employee and community camaraderie; we are one big family. I am especially proud of our investment in administering COVID-19 vaccines.” - Laura, RN, Maternity, Crozer Health

“We work very efficiently and effectively together.”

“The surgery department team works efficiently and effectively together. All departments, from radiology to pharmacy, help contribute to helping us manage our surgical cases and take care of our patients.” –Deja, Certified Surgical Tech, Surgical/Recovery, Foothill Regional Medical Center

 

“You get to see improvements in patients and help make their lives better.”

"A career in healthcare was a family calling; I have several relatives in the profession so it just seemed like the thing to do. I quickly fell in love with bedside nursing. I love what I do because I help to make patients' lives better. Even after eight years as a nurse, I'm fortunate to work with so many experienced nurses, and still takes something new out of every day." - TJ, RN, Intensive Care Unit, Fatima Hospital

 

“I love that I can use my skills to help the very sickest of ICU patients, and mentor others.”

“With 20 years at Southern California Hospital at Hollywood it’s clear that I love it here. It's a comfortable place that fits me. From pulmonary to cardiovascular to geriatrics, and I love that I can use my skills to help the very sickest of ICU patients. I also often mentor and help new graduate or other nurses with education and back-up support.” - Chechita, RN, Intensive Care Unit, Southern California Hospital at Hollywood

“I love what I do because I can bring a smile to my patients every day."

"Waterbury Hospital has helped me grow as a nurse. I started here right out of school and have been here for two years. I love my colleagues, manager, and my patients. I love what I do because I can bring a smile to my patients every day." - Kristy, RN, Medical-Surgical, Waterbury Hospital

“… it brings me a sense of joy…”

"As a respiratory therapist, it brings me a sense of joy to see patients breathing on their own and going home to their families." - Yesenia, Respiratory Therapist, Los Angeles Community Hospital

 

“I find joy in being able to take care of Crozer Health patients.”

what “I enjoy working for Crozer Health because my coworkers come together each day to give our patients the best experience we can, and help each other along the way to make it happen. I also find joy in being able to take care of people in their time of need, as well as having the ability to educate and give them the knowledge to make their surgery a success.” - Jessica, RN, Post-Operative Care, Crozer Health

 

“We are always well supported.”

“We are always well supported in our emergency department with security and great supervisors to meet our clinical and non-clinical challenges. Difficult emergencies are easier when you work with great people.” – Rachana, RN, Emergency Department, Southern California Hospital at Culver City

“You are part of a world-class team.”

“When I saw a job posting for ECHN, I remember feeling delighted in learning that ECHN was filling full-time positions. I also was excited to work in Manchester, where three generations of my family have grown up. It makes me happy to be here; it has always felt like home here. The No. 1 reason I recommend someone to work at ECHN is because at the hospital, you are part of a world-class team.” - Gordon, Sonographer, Cardiovascular Sonography, Eastern Connecticut Health Network

 

Everyone helps each other without even being asked.”

“It's important to support each other when you work with critically ill patients in the ICU. Here everyone helps each other without even being asked, which helps to ease those stressful days. Supervisors and charge nurses are always there to support us, even with the small things like getting equipment or helping get a patient admitted.” – MaLourdes, RN, Medical-Surgical, Southern California Hospital at Hollywood

"I pride myself on caring for people and making a difference."

Nick discusses making a difference through his nursing career as well as by coaching community sports programs. - Nick, Clinical Nurse Manager, Nursing Administration, Crozer Health

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“It’s like a family at LA Community Hospital.”

"I’ve been at Los Angeles Community Hospital for five years, and it’s been a great experience.  I started as a new grad.  The ICU was a great place to start because I was able to learn a lot by moving around to various departments from the ER to Telemetry to PACU and, now, as a relief house supervisor the last two years. I also love working here because it’s like a family, where even the hospital administration knows your name." – Christine, BSN, RN, Intensive Care Unit, Los Angeles Community Hospital

“We make the transition from hospital to home as smooth as possible.”

“We help each other out and focus on what is best for patient care through open communication, rather than whose ‘job it is.’ For example, if a certified nurse assistant is busy and a patient needs help with equipment or help standing up… we are all ready to help! I’ve especially noticed have respectful communications are between nurses, physicians and physicians’ assistants.” Alyssa, RN, Medical-Surgical, Southern California Hospital at Hollywood 

“We're a cohesive team.”

"I started at Waterbury Hospital in 2015 as a personal care assistant and worked in different units, but have been working as a nurse in Family Birthing since February 2020. My favorite part about working at Waterbury Hospital is the staff. They are my second family. I feel comfortable asking questions because we're a cohesive team." - Brina, RN, Family Birthing Center, Waterbury Hospital

 

“Having the right resources can make all the difference.”

"In a fast-paced environment like the ED, having the right resources and equipment can make all the difference. Here at Southern California Hospital at Culver City, we have a very supportive director that gets us what we need to quickly help our patients, including wireless EKG, ultrasound-guided IV, and computers with our own scanners. We are also provided support to keep our patients and staff safe." - Charmaine, RN, Emergency Department, Southern California Hospital at Culver City 

“My most significant career achievements have been here.”

“My time with ECHN began as a graduate intern. Since then, I progressed from a part-time unlicensed employee to the full-time licensed employee that I am now. My most significant career achievements have been obtained during my time here and my favorite project is working on a trauma presentation amongst first responders.” Leon, Clinician III/Adult Ambulatory Behavioral Health, Eastern Connecticut Health Network

“I love the unknown, every day is different!"

As a cardiac EMT for seven years, Edean would frequently come through hospitals and see the variety of caring going on, and that’s why she got the urge to become a nurse. Twelve years later, all spent in the Emergency Department at Roger Williams Medical Center, she couldn’t be happier with her decision. “I love the unknown in terms of what is coming next, every day is different, along with the challenges. And it’s not about the money as nursing is not for everyone. You have to be that person who cares.” Edean added that great co-workers, a great manager along with camaraderie and teamwork make it extra special. Edean, RN, Emergency Department, Roger Williams Medical Center

 

 

"I love that I can help."

“Small things make a huge difference to a patient who is in a hospital bed. I love that I can do what I can to help them.” - Agnes, CNA, Medical-Surgical, Foothill Regional Medical Center

“… this profession has allowed me to make a difference in a patient’s life every day.”

“I am grateful to be a respiratory therapist (RT) because it has given me the opportunity to be part of a unique profession. Most people take breathing for granted until they have a problem with breathing. The same thing goes our profession as a whole—most people never knew what an RT was until they needed one. It has been a great privilege being an RT because this profession has allowed me to make a difference in a patient’s life every day.” - Yoko, Respiratory Therapist, Southern California Hospital at Culver City

“We work cooperatively as a team.”

“Nurses and certified nursing assistants work together cooperatively as a team, like getting wound care supplies for each other, helping with additional PPE if needed, and keeping our patients clean and safe. The management here is also very supportive." – Rosa, CNA, Medical-Surgical, Southern California Hospital at Hollywood

“I love the opportunity to leave a favorable impression of our hospital to our patients.”

“At Los Angeles Community Hospital we get patients from all walks of life and with a variety of medical issues. I love the diversity of our patients and being able to offer them a welcoming reassurance that their medical care and needs and will be taken care of. I love the opportunity to leave a favorable impression of our hospitals to our patients.” – Jasel, Patient Ambassador, Los Angeles Community Hospital 

 

 

“I feel like a valued employee and given opportunities to grow.”

“I’ve remained working at Southern California Hospital at Culver City for 7 years because I feel like a valued employee and given opportunities to grow.  Working in nearly every department of the hospital, I've learned so much. And, the teamwork is amazing, which makes my job flow easier.”  - Norva, Unit Secretary, Acute Rehabilitation, Southern California Hospital at Culver City

“We see and treat the big picture.”

"In-home care helps my patients live their best life in the place they feel the safest, & I can build relationships with the patients & families. We see & treat the 'big picture.'" - Diana, Visiting Nurse & Health Services' Clinic Educator, Eastern Connecticut Health Network

 

“It's the opportunities to grow into new positions that have kept me here 10 years.”

Los Angeles Community Hospitals are really a great place to gain experience and to grow your career. I started at LA Community Hospital as an operator then grew to patient representative, patient access lead, insurance verifier, and now to my current position as regional patient access trainer. I've learned so much and these great opportunities have kept me here 10 years.”  – Rebeca, Regional Patient Access Trainer, Admitting, Los Angeles Community Hospitals

"The staff is very strong, resourceful, and professional. There is an excellent team dynamic.”

"Crozer Health presents a challenging and fast-paced environment that forces nurses to get up to speed quickly. The veteran staff is always willing to help a nurse presented with a foreign situation and find a solution that is best for the patient. For this reason, Crozer builds strong nurses. The staff is very strong, resourceful, and professional. There is an excellent team dynamic." Nick, RN, Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, Crozer Health

“I know that in a matter of seconds, I have my crew of fellow RTs at my side.”

“Being a respiratory therapist (RT) to me means that I am able to give people another chance to live. The best part about my profession is that I get to round the different units and floors making sure everyone is OK and, when something happens, I know that in a matter of seconds, I have my crew of fellow RTs at my side ready to give it their all to preserve that shot at life.” - Eddie, Respiratory Therapist, Southern California Hospital at Culver City

“I love working with the children here in our pediatric subacute unit…”

“Foothill Regional Medical Center is a very unique place to work. It's hard to find a place like this, one where you feel you are part of a big happy family, a community. I love working with the children here in our pediatric subacute unit, and helping support their families as they face these challenges.” - Jerrica, RN, Manager, Pediatric Subacute, Foothill Regional Medical Center