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Employee Perspectives

"Our nursing education is exceptional…"

“At a community hospital, you get to know everyone you work with including administration and doctors.  Also, our nursing education is exceptional, providing individualized training and hands-on with a preceptor (experienced licensed clinician who supervises nursing students during their clinical rotations).” - Arlene, Charge Nurse, Medical-Surgical

"Nurses always have a lifeline and are never left alone."

“It's nice to know that if I’m challenged with something there is always someone to help. From blood pressure checks to consulting with doctors to getting patient consent, I always have a lifeline here and I’m never left alone.” – Esther, RN, Medical-Surgical

“… it brings me a sense of joy…”

"As a respiratory therapist, it brings me a sense of joy to see patients breathing on their own and going home to their families." - Yesenia, Respiratory Therapist

“I enjoy treating short of breath until I see my patient at rest.”

"I enjoy treating shortness of breath and distress, until I can see my patient smile at rest." - Maurice, Respiratory Therapist

“We have an emphasis on quality preceptors to facilitate learning.”

“Patients get the best quality care when a team can work together. We are a smaller hospital with an emphasis on quality preceptors who facilitate ongoing learning during clinical practice. Building our skills helps us work well together, which is why education makes a difference.” – Jasmine, RN Relief Charge, Medical-Surgical

 

“I love the opportunity to leave a favorable impression of our hospital to our patients.”

“At Los Angeles Community Hospital we get patients from all walks of life and with a variety of medical issues. I love the diversity of our patients and being able to offer them a welcoming reassurance that their medical care and needs and will be taken care of. I love the opportunity to leave a favorable impression of our hospitals to our patients.” – Jasel, Patient Ambassador

"Providing Healthcare to an Underserved Community is Rewarding."

"I love working at Los Angeles Community Hospital where I can serve a small underserved community and one in which I grew up in. It's rewarding to see patients progress and get better. My role here in the last eight years has allowed me to build my critical thinking skills and to gain experience in many areas of healthcare." Ashley, LVN, Employee Health

“I’m always learning something new, plus it’s a fun place to work.”

“I’ve worked at Los Angeles Community Hospital for 5 years. It’s been a great career path for me as I’ve been able to grow and move up to new roles. In infection control, I feel good coming to work every day. I’m always learning something new, plus it's a fun place to work.” – Jennifer, Infection Control

“I am making a difference.”

“I enjoy working at Los Angeles Community Hospitals in East LA and Norwalk because our senior leadership is consistently responsive and receptive to new ideas. The organization is ready, willing and able to change processes and approaches for improvement. Here I can make a difference.” - Gail, Risk Management, Los Angeles Community Hospitals  

“I'm a voice for those who can’t speak for themselves.”

“I’ve been at Los Angeles Community Hospital for 14 years because it’s exceptionally rewarding to be able to give back to the community. Underserved patients have special needs for respiratory education and more, so I’m able to be an advocate for these patients to help improve their health. It’s important to be a voice for those who often can’t speak for themselves." – Tony, Respiratory Therapy Director

“In a high-acuity setting you gain so much experience.”

"I have received a great education at Los Angeles Community Hospital. In a high-acuity setting like a hospital, you gain so much experience in various clinical areas. When I started, I was even eased into my job with a lot of support from the other nurses until I felt completely comfortable. It's a great place to both work as well as learn." – Blanca, RN, Medical-Surgical

“I feel like I make a difference in my patients’ lives."

"I enjoy working at Los Angeles Community Hospital and how I can work closely with the physicians to plan the best patient care. Unlike my previous jobs, here I get to learn different things every day, such as calling for consults, prepping patients for surgery/procedure, and patient care planning, which makes me feel like I’m making a difference in my patients’ lives. The open-door policy with administration gives us the opportunity to voice our opinions.” Portia, LVN, ICU/Subacute

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“I Love the Opportunity to Help Patients be More Comfortable.”

“Los Angeles Community Hospital is a great place to work. I love that I get the opportunity to help patients be more comfortable in an unknown or unfamiliar hospital environment. It’s amazing to be a part of helping patients go from a stressful experience to a positive one.” - Kathy, Patient Ambassador

“It’s Like A Family Here”

"I’ve been at Los Angeles Community Hospital for five years, and it’s been a great experience.  I started as a new grad.  The ICU was a great place to start because I was able to learn a lot by moving around to various departments from the ER to Telemetry to PACU and, now, as a relief house supervisor the last two years.  I also love working here because it’s like a family, where even the hospital administration knows your name." Christine, BSN, RN, ICU

"I love the many opportunities to apply critical thinking skills."

"I came to Los Angeles Community Hospital for the great opportunity as a new grad, but I’ve stayed because of the many opportunities to apply my critical thinking skills to anticipate the next steps in a patient care. We are encouraged to think independently, while at the same encouraged to ask for support from other nurses and doctors, if needed." - Jenny, RN, ICU

"We have a dynamic staff that I can relate to."

"Los Angeles Community Hospital is a great to work with a dynamic staff I can relate to and get the help I need to be a great nurse. I love that others here are willing to help me with any issue. Our diverse patient population helps new nurses get accelerated training in all aspects of nursing—not just one specialty." - Whitney, RN, Medical-Surgical

"Our nurses have the biggest hearts."

"I love being a nurse at Los Angeles Community Hospital because we provide care to an underserved patient population. These patients are truly grateful for the simplest of things; it’s so gratifying to help those in need. We provide true community healthcare.

Any nurse seeking both a heartfelt experience and an in-depth knowledge of all areas of healthcare should come here to work to get a solid foundation for the rest of his or her career. Our nurses have the biggest hearts. From the first day I came here, I was greeted with a smile.  I try to pass that same smile to my patients now." - Tiffany, RN, Medical-Surgical  

"Nothing is in the way of achieving quality care here, which is why we have so many veteran nurses."

"Los Angeles Community Hospital is dedicated to both acute patients and those requiring longer-term subacute care. I love helping these patients and watching them progress. I’ve been here 24 years and love our caring environment. We all work together seamlessly; when there is a critical patient issue everyone does their part, follows instructions, and leaves their egos behind. The teamwork helps staff members feel confident in knowing that leadership is there to support them. Nothing is in the way of achieving quality care here, which is why we have so many veteran nurses." - Uracha, RN, Subacute

"Patients get to know us personally like a family."

"The subacute department is such a great place to work because it’s like a home environment, which is beneficial to patients who are here for extended stays. Patients get to know us personally like a family, it's a natural and relaxed environment where we care for one another!" - Carmen, Social Worker, Subacute

"No matter what department I'm in, everyone is very helpful."

"I like working at LA Community Hospital because it gives me the opportunity for great hospital experience and chance to work in various units. No matter which department I’ve been in, everyone is very helpful and gets me up to speed. You don't get these kinds of opportunities at bigger hospitals." - Ani, RN, Medical-Surgical/Telemetry