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Why Work at a Top Hospital

Why Work at a Top Hospital

John Rossheim / Monster Senior Contributing Writer

Creating a Talent Pipeline

High-ranking hospitals and their staffs distinguish themselves by the goals they set. “We have a high expectation of individuals we’re hiring, and our hires have a high expectation of us,” says Joseph Cabral, director of career services at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.

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But the best hospitals do more than just hope for the best; they set recruiting and training resources to the task. At Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, “we have a nurse internship program that gives new grads better support,” says Armando Morales, a nursing recruiter.

While some hospitals pride themselves on hiring many top-of-their-class graduates, other institutions say academic performance doesn’t predict professional accomplishment. “You can take any nurse and make them successful by giving them the right tools,” says Sharon Dickinson, a clinical nurse specialist in the surgical intensive care unit at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor.

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