November 23, 2006 at 9:21 AM #7962
Hi, looking for opinions on which is the best hospital to work for in North County – Tri-City, Palomar, Scripps, maybe Sharp if I really have to commute. I work in the lab, but responses from any profession will do. Also, any opinions as to which is the best hospital to go to as a patient are welcome too.
ThanksNovember 23, 2006 at 10:48 AM #40571
I have work at Palomar and have for 9 nine years. They are a great employer with very good benefits. Lots of longevity also.
I have worked for Scripps in the past, also a good employer, I think it would all depend on where you live, but my real preference is Palomar.
Good luck!November 23, 2006 at 11:30 AM #40572
Thanks for the info- what do folks there say about Tri-City, if anythng?November 23, 2006 at 11:54 AM #40573
As with anything, there are good and bad stories. As far as I am concerned, I wouldn’t go or work there, based on the general things I have heardNovember 23, 2006 at 12:34 PM #40574
I get the message- I’ve been trying to relocate to North County but I can afford to wait till the right job opening comes along.November 23, 2006 at 8:39 PM #40579
As a patient, Palomar is superior to Kaiser.November 24, 2006 at 6:44 AM #40590
That good to hear.November 24, 2006 at 12:40 PM #40597
but kaiser also use Palomar. anyhow, Palomar is building a brand new hospital slated for opening 2010. you may want to get on board prior to that.November 24, 2006 at 12:43 PM #40598
keep in mind too the kaiser SD medical center is named as one of the top 50 hospitals in the US.November 24, 2006 at 4:50 PM #40603
Yes, I had a better experience as a Kaiser patient at Palomar, than a Kaiser patient at Kaiser. The main difference is in the staffing levels, both for nurses and doctors. Thank goodness my sister is a surgeon, and intervened on my behalf or my Kaiser experience would have been even worse. I mean, who would expect 10 days in the hospital for an appendectomy. I really thought I was dying when that pathologist did that procedure without pain meds. They basically puncture through your abdomen and hope they don’t hit your intestines in the process, and the pathologist was wearing no goggles or gloves. It was a little messy, so he was an idiot for having no goggles. But after 2 days of writhing in pain in the hospital, I was glad they were at least doing something. I was grateful to be in the US, because I would have died if I’d been a poor person in a 3rd world country. I also felt true hunger pangs for the first time,because I couldn’t eat for over a week in the hospital, plus 5 days prior at home. The hunger pangs are extremely painful, worse than the appendix pain.
I had an elective procedure at Palomar, and my Kaiser doctor said he also prefers working at Palomar.
Kaiser has only 1 hospital for all San Diego County members. I think they have over 500,000 members. So if you need the ER, take a book.November 24, 2006 at 6:01 PM #40606
the plan is for a new kaiser hospital to be build at their San Marcos urgent care/clinic site, possibly starting in 2010.
pathologists don’t do procedures, you’re referring to a interventional radiologist? an appendectomy would have to be performed by a surgeon, but then you should be under general anesthesia. well, just glad you’re doing well.November 25, 2006 at 12:08 PM #40625
He wasn’t a surgeon – he drained the appendix without gloves, mask, or any pain meds. You’re right – pathologists examine cells/tissue, so I may have the name mixed up. My sister said they should have removed the appendix. Their plan was to put a drain in it, and then send me on my planned trip to Germany with a drain in my abdomen; she said it was bad practice to send someone with an inflamed appendix out of country with a drain,and they should have immediately removed the whole thing. That’s what they ended up doing, but only because my sister insisted. The pain management was horrible too – I really though I was going to die.
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