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Why our nurses work at Southern California Hospitals

"I've stayed working here because of the way nurses are treated."

“I’ve been in the role to be a caretaker for a family member, so I can see patient care from both the patient’s and the nurse’s viewpoint, which I find beneficial. I started out as a new grad at Southern California Hospital at Culver City, but stayed after completing the program because of the way nurses are treated. My manager, especially, is always asking us for input on how to improve our processes and care. More importantly, they implement our suggestions.” - Courtney, RN, Medical/Surgical Unit, Culver City

"We have the support, equipment and tools we need to provide good, safe patient care."

"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 the support, equipment and tools we need to provide good, safe patient care." - Sona, RN, Medical-Surgical, Hollywood

"Opportunities like this one in Culver City don't come along often."

“I started at Southern California Hospital at Culver City as a new nursing grad and found my colleagues to be helpful and patient. Opportunities like this don’t come often; to be able to advance my career in this environment has been very rewarding.” - Carlos, RN, Telemetry, Culver City

"I started on the med-surg unit and was able to orient to a new telemetry unit with higher acuity patients."

"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." - Carolyn, RN, Medical-Surgical, Hollywood

"I love working here for both the patients and the people."

“I love working here for both the patients and the people. I had many chances to work elsewhere, but I always stayed at Southern California Hospitals (fomerly Brotman) because it’s like a family. I came to a new country and city and felt right at home here. People care about each other and help each other out.” - Enid, Charge RN, Behavioral Health, Culver City

"We help each other out; no one says, 'It's not my job’.”

"Six years ago, I got introduced to Southern California Hospital at Hollywood through a friend who worked here and said 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." - Juliet, RN, Medical-Surgical, Hollywood

"Teamwork and safety are highly emphasized."

“I appreciate three things about working at Southern California Hospital at Culver City: the teamwork, focus on employee and patient safety, and educational opportunities. Teamwork and safety are highly emphasized here–which benefits the nurses and the patients. In addition, I am always being encouraged to expand my nursing career expertise by attending the FlexEd courses, lecture series, and HealthStream online learning.” - Sidikat, RN, BSN, PHN, Critical Care, Culver City

"I love working at our Hollywood hospital 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, Hollywood

"I learned how wonderful our Culver City hospital was when I became a patient."

“As a nurse, I never expected to be a patient in my own hospital. I learned a new saying the day I became sick, mai dire mai, which means ‘never say never’ in Italian. It sometimes can take getting very sick and being a patient to learn how wonderful Southern California Hospital at Culver City is. In addition to the great emergency and surgical care, I credit the love and attention of the exceptional team for saving my life.” - Sally, Behavioral Health Nurse, Culver City 

"I've been provided a great hospital experience and education."

"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. At Southern California Hospital at Hollywood, they ensure we understand that patient safety is important. We learn how to keep our patient safe and prioritize the many things we have to accomplish for our patients." - Victoria, RN, Medical-Surgical, Hollywood

"I always feel like my workload is light because everyone pitches in."

"In 2018, I went from being an LVN to an RN and love the variety of floating to different units. I always feel like my workload is light because everyone pitches in to help each other. I also enjoy the cultural diversity of our patients as this requires a different approach and communication skills with different patients." - Junel, RN, Behavioral Health/Acute Rehab/Subacute, Culver City

"I received training and amazing staff support."

"I came to Southern California Hospital at Hollywood to have an opportunity for growth and to get an experience in acute care. The Hollywood hospital 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, Hollywood

"You never have to rely on yourself... everyone helps."

"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 changes in patient care and quality improvements. Plus, the hospital has added new and updated equipment, such as bed alarms to prevent falls and vital sign monitoring technology to assist the nursing assistants.

You never have to rely on yourself here... everyone helps. Our Rapid Response Team brings staff from other departments for challenging situations, including radiology and respiratory, so you have extensive back-up support." - Karen, RN, Medical-Surgical, Hollywood

"We have a diverse patient population with unique issues, so I've quickly gained a lot of experience."

"I’ve been working at Southern California Hospital at Culver City for six months, and I’m so glad I chose to work here! We have a diverse patient population with unique issues, so I’ve quickly gained a lot of experience.

It’s also great to work at a hospital with stellar teamwork; new nurses can get the support needed to help navigate different situations." - Austin, RN, Medical-Surgical, Culver City

"My co-workers go out of their way to help me provide quality care..."

"There are many challenges working on a med-surg unit, so as a new grad, it’s important to have people you work with be by your side and support you with a positive attitude.

At Southern California Hospital at Culver City, my co-workers go out of their way to help me provide quality patient care—from learning to help a patient out of bed and giving medications, to using Accu-Check and disconnecting an IV. This is a great place to learn as well as a great place for career growth." - Lynn, RN, Medical-Surgical, Culver City

"Our diverse patient population provides a unique opportunity to become an experienced nurse."

"I love working on the medical-surgical unit at Southern California Hospital at Culver City. Our patients range from strokes survivors and car accidents victims to those who underwent weight-loss or cardiac surgery.

Our diverse patient population provides an unique opportunity to become an experienced nurse." - Shaunte, RN, Medical-Surgical, Culver City