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Old 05-27-2009, 01:12 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Can you give me a little input on WMC as far as if it has a good reputation,etc..I am asking as a RN looking for a future employer in the Franklin/Brentwood area..Thanks~
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:47 PM
 
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i think it is a great community hospital. I had one of my kids there. I go there for things like asthma attacks, stitches. But if I was having a heart attack I think I would want to be at Vandy or St. Thomas.
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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As a patient, I would much rather go to WMC. I have had a few major procedures there and had no problems at all. I cannot speak to the employment side. I know they have a great ER, with a streamlined check-in procedure. It definitely feels more like a community hospital. I can't really speak details here about Vandy, but it always felt more like a city clinic whenever I went there. I would not want to work for the Vanderbilt "organization."
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Also, regarding the heart attack issue, Williamson Medical has a great cardiac care facility. My dad was treated there and had surgery there. They have all the latest innovations and some that are unique to the area. It is a perfectly competitive hospital. The perception that you can get better care for stuff like that at other hospitals just because they are in "the city" is not accurate in some cases.
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:45 AM
 
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Well, I have had two babies there and that was fine. However, they almost allowed my husband to die as they allowed him to lay in the hospital for 3 weeks as his condition got really bad. Finally, a doctor from Vanderbilt visited him and had him transferred straight to Vanderbilt. They saved his life in a matter of 24 hours. BYPASS EVERY HOSPITAL AROUND AND GO STRAIGHT TO VANDERBILT!!! There are plenty of stories I could tell. Vanderbilt is the BEST, so why go to the rest?
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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Well, I have had two babies there and that was fine. However, they almost allowed my husband to die as they allowed him to lay in the hospital for 3 weeks as his condition got really bad. Finally, a doctor from Vanderbilt visited him and had him transferred straight to Vanderbilt. They saved his life in a matter of 24 hours. BYPASS EVERY HOSPITAL AROUND AND GO STRAIGHT TO VANDERBILT!!! There are plenty of stories I could tell. Vanderbilt is the BEST, so why go to the rest?
As a patient I would much rather go to Vanderbilt or St. Thomas than any other hospital in the area. There's a reason why they're ranked the way they are.

For working purposes, which is the OP's main concern...what do you want to get out of your work? What sort of work environment do you want? Do you want the ability to see different and/or unusual things and do different things or are you going to be happy staying in one department for the next 10-15 years? Pay and benefits will also be different, you will get paid more at a place like Vandy or St. Thomas vs. WMC.

Good Luck with your decision.
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Also, regarding the heart attack issue, Williamson Medical has a great cardiac care facility. My dad was treated there and had surgery there. They have all the latest innovations and some that are unique to the area. It is a perfectly competitive hospital. The perception that you can get better care for stuff like that at other hospitals just because they are in "the city" is not accurate in some cases.
After 23 years in health care and working in the tiniest places and the biggest places I wholeheartedly agree.
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Well, I have had two babies there and that was fine. However, they almost allowed my husband to die as they allowed him to lay in the hospital for 3 weeks as his condition got really bad. Finally, a doctor from Vanderbilt visited him and had him transferred straight to Vanderbilt. They saved his life in a matter of 24 hours. BYPASS EVERY HOSPITAL AROUND AND GO STRAIGHT TO VANDERBILT!!! There are plenty of stories I could tell. Vanderbilt is the BEST, so why go to the rest?

I'm very sorry that happened to your husband.

fwiw...I have never walked in the door of WMC, so I don't have any agenda for them. BUT...oftentimes a hospital will get a bad rap because the patient's physician makes poor decisions.

For example: "My dad was transferred to St. Elizabeth's and they saved his life after he nearly died at Mercy because Mercy didn't do a potassium."

The fine folks at Mercy can't just run a potassium...Dr. Doolittle has to ORDER a potassium.

Unless a doc is a hospitalist or an ER doc, chances are they do not work for the hospital...they have priveleges there.
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:27 AM
 
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I know several people in administration at WMC, but no nurses. On behalf of a previous poster who was interested in working there as a nurse, I asked a good friend who has been a nurse at Vanderbilt for 15+ years what he knew about WMC, from the perspective of working there as a nurse. His reply was "I've never heard anything bad about them."

It is a superb community hospital, growing and expanding.

My physician, near WMC, can admit patients to WMC or one of two hospitals in Nashville. He said the majority of his patients request WMC.
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