The mission of Denver Health is admirable and one that keeps most employees showing up to work. This NICU, however, is a real mess. From the medical leadership to the Nursing leadership. They have been trying to find a NICU medical director for a few years. They finally hired one and he only stayed 3 months before leaving. The existing physicians can be very condescending to NPs and PAs not to mention the nurses. The Nursing manager has slashed and burned her way through the most seasoned and skilled nurses leaving very novice nurses in leadership roles. THis place has a lot of potential but it's going to take a while, some new leadership and a complete overhaul.
The variety in acuity
the lack of solid leadership