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Why Work at a Top Hospital

Why Work at a Top Hospital

John Rossheim / Monster Senior Contributing Writer

Taking Care of Their Own

In many cases, the hospitals with the best reputations try to keep their workers happy by giving them opportunities for advancement.

“A lot of folks who enter in medical tech positions can pursue their bachelor’s degree with help from the hospital,” says Catherine Broom, a clinical nurse specialist at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.

Are You a Medical Marvel?

1. Which of the following was not included in the original Hippocratic Oath?

To always wash my hands between patients
To never attempt to induce an abortion
To never attempt to operate to remove kidney stones
To teach medicine to the sons of my teacher

Top hospitals also create opportunities for advancement within their organizations. Nurses may work toward a promotion to clinical manager; medical technologists may seek a role as a laboratory supervisor.

And there’s a payoff for the institutions: Employees of top hospitals tend to stay put. “Good relationships help to curb turnover,” says Cabral of NewYork-Presbyterian. “Our annual turnover rate is 8 percent to 10 percent, while the New York City average is 17 percent.”

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