CHOMP is a non-union hospital, mid-sized, with very competitive salary and benefits packages.
Pros: wonderful lunch room with in and outside dinning, fantastic kitchen, reasonably priced.
Cons: recent budget cuts, staffing cuts, central supply hours shortened, increasing paperwork.
I have enjoyed my 18 years at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. They helped me get started with their WorkStudy program in conjunction with Monterey Peninsula College's Nursing Program. The orthopedic unit where I spent 17 years is a busy post-surgical unit. Average surgeries per day is 5, some days as many as 11. The unit has 20 beds. Team work is essential. Patients either go home after a few days with home care or transfer to a rehabilitation facility a few miles away, owned by the hospital. We are often discharging patients and receiving new patients simultaneously. The nurses have a good working relationship with the Medical Staff. The hospital also supports a Hospitalist program that is very efficient. Patient safety and customer satisfaction are the key words at CHOMP.