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Why Work at a Top Hospital

Why Work at a Top Hospital

John Rossheim / Monster Senior Contributing Writer

Special Challenges and Rewards

Top hospitals treat lots of acutely ill patients, who flock there for life-saving care. This poses intellectual and emotional challenges for the healthcare staff.

“We get the most unusual cases, the sickest patients, those with multiple conditions,” says Jan Mulcrone, director of human resources at the 12,000-employee University of Michigan Health System.

Dickinson says Michigan’s nurses thrive in the environment of a teaching hospital.

“The MDs here are top researchers on the cutting edge of new technologies and treatments,” says Dickinson. “That really prompts us to stay on our toes, to read the literature, to ask what we can do to take better care of our patients.”

And although top hospitals are very attractive to candidates, these institutions and their employees still must cope with understaffing. “We’re better off than most hospitals, though we are experiencing a nursing shortage,” says Mulcrone.

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