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Old 05-01-2010, 04:46 PM
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Looking for what you consider the best hospital or surgery center in NOVA to work for. What makes it so good? If you don't like where you are, why and where would you work if you could?

Moving to the Stafford area and commuting doesn't scare me, but if the hospitals there are good would love to avoid commuting an hour into Fairfax, Falls Church, Alex or Arlington.

Thank you!

Vi, OR nurse
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:20 PM
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I have checked the "Top 50 Hospitals in America" list a few times, and IIRC, Inova Fairfax was the only local hospital that made the list. However, I have no idea whether the methodology used to compile the list was sound.

I was in Inova Fairfax about 6 years ago for outpatient surgery and was extremely impressed. I was in the Womens Center for a minor surgical procedure and the care was outstanding, especially the nursing care.

I really dont think you need to work at *the* best hospital to develop your nursing skills. There is a new regional medical center opening up in Spotsylvania county this summer, I think. Why fight traffic when you can be going against it? When it comes to professional services, there really isnt a lot of incompetence in the DC area because incompetents tend not to be able to survive here. If I were in your shoes, I'd find a nice job close to home and keep myself sane.

Best of luck to you.
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:30 PM
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Thanks! Have lived in heavy commute areas before and try to go opposite traffic as much as possible. If it keeps Mom sane, it will keep the family sane, too.
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