“I love that I can use my skills to help the very sickest of ICU patients, and mentor others.”
“With 20 years at Southern California Hospital at Hollywood it’s clear that I love it here. It's a comfortable place that fits me. From pulmonary to cardiovascular to geriatrics, and I love that I can use my skills to help the very sickest of ICU patients. I also often mentor and help new graduate or other nurses with education and back-up support.” - Chechita, RN, Intensive Care Unit
“I can make a difference for our patients.”
“As an urban hospital, we care for a diverse patient population that includes those with higher acuity. Working with patients with multiple conditions can be challenging and requires added care, but everyone works together to meet the needs of the patients. When a patient asks me for something out of my area, like a blanket or food, housekeeping or dietary are right there to assist. Here we can make an immediate difference to our patients.” - Horacio, CT Tech, Radiology
“I love the opportunity to interact with others at all levels, including management and administration.”
“Working at a community hospital is a great place to expand your skills and gain respect as a respiratory therapist. Southern California Hospital at Hollywood has been a great place for me these past five years, a place where I’m afforded autonomy to do my job without being micromanaged. I love the opportunity to interact with others at all levels, including management and administration.” - Abdallah, Respiratory Therapy
“It’s like finishing each other’s sentences… others come to assist before you even need help.”
“I came to Southern California Hospital at Hollywood as a new grad three years ago and felt right at home immediately. It's the people that make it so great here! Everyone keeps a positive outlook and does their job professionally. You rarely need to ask for help; it’s like finishing each other’s sentences… others come to assist you before you can even call a code.” – Paola, RN, Medical-Surgical
"I love that everyone helps each other."
"As a new graduate nurse, I wanted the highest level of experience I could find, and I am getting it here at Southern California Hospital at Hollywood. We have such a diverse patient population, you get a great experience.
I love that everyone helps each other. If I need assistance with a patient, there are always other nurses nearby to help stay with a patient, so they don't fall while you go get medication or locate a doctor. We have both the support, equipment and tools we need to provide good, safe patient care." - Sona, RN, Medical-Surgical
"We are really like a family here... everyone is friendly."
"I can’t say enough about the great people I work with at Southern California Hospital at Hollywood. We really are like a family here, everyone is friendly, and many have become my friends outside of work… total teamwork.
If a patient needs “max assist,” there is always someone available to help. A great team helps to eliminate the stress in a difficult situation.
Like every hospital, we have challenging patients, but they are so grateful when we help them. A stranger’s gratitude is a great feeling.
Hollywood Hospital management also is great to work with. They are flexible to work with your schedule, on top of providing great benefits and pay." - William, CNA, Medical-Surgical
"I love working here because of the culture and in-depth training provided."
"I like working at Southern California Hospital at Hollywood for the culture and in-depth training I’ve received. It's a great place to start and expand your nursing skills, as well as to pick up a new skill sets in time management, proper protocols, policies and Joint Commission regulations.
Our hospital staff is willing to teach you if you don't know how and help you to advance if your goal is to be a charge nurse or supervisor." - Le, RN, Medical-Surgical
"Working at Southern California Hospital at Hollywood is a great opportunity for nurses."
"Working at Southern California Hospital at Hollywood is a great opportunity for new grads. I started on the medical-surgical unit and was able to orient to a new telemetry unit with higher acuity patients. Nurses have opportunities to try out new units, such as surgery or urgent care—or even ICU, if a position is open.
Supervisors are always on-call and available if nurses need extra assistance." - Carolyn, RN, Medical-Surgical, Hollywood
"I never have to rely on just myself here, everyone helps out."
"As a previous licensed vocational nurse, I was looking for an acute care experience. I’ve been at Southern California Hospital at Hollywood for five years now. What a great experience! I’ve seen many positive changes in patient care and quality improvements. Plus, the hospital has added new and updated equipment, such as bed alarms that prevent falls and vital sign monitoring technology to assist the nursing assistants.
I never have to rely on myself here, everyone helps. Our Rapid Response Team brings staff from other departments for challenging situations, including radiology and respiratory, so I have extensive back-up support." - Karen, RN, Medical-Surgical
"We help each other out here—no one says, “It’s not my job”—everyone just helps!"
"Nearly six years ago, I got introduced to Hollywood Hospital through a friend who told me I'd get the best experience at a community hospital. I agree, it's a great place to work and to increase your skills by working with various different patient populations. We help each other out here—no one says, “It’s not my job”—everyone just helps!
Patients with a dual diagnosis of medical and behavioral health issues can be challenging, so teamwork is critical to providing quality care to every patient.
Because we are a community hospital, we also are a very close team and very responsive to medical issues.
In additional to being a charge nurse, I’ve had the opportunity to have many roles here, including training other nurses and learning the OR, which is no always possible in larger hospitals." - Julie, RN, Medical-Surgical
"The staff helps with training and encouragement."
"I came to Southern California Hospital at Hollywood to have an opportunity for growth and to get an experience in acute care. The staff helped to train me, and encourage me to have educational goals. Initially, I was a bit nervous, but with the training and amazing staff support, I was not overwhelmed.
I once had a patient whose mental status was declining and had erratic blood pressure. I called the charge nurse who agreed with my assessment. We immediately called the Rapid Response Team and the patient was transferred to a higher level of care. We are a community hospital, which allows us to provide personalized patient care with heart and spirit." - Crystal, LVN, Medical-Surgical
Leadership ensures we understand the importance of patient safety."
"As a new graduate nurse, I was fortunate Southern California Hospital at Hollywood was able to provide me with great hospital experience and education, including becoming an expert at giving IVs.
Nursing school is great, but being in a hospital is reality. Leadership ensures we understand the importance of patient safety. We learn how to keep our patient safe and prioritize the many things we have to accomplish for our patients." - Victoria, RN, Medical-Surgical