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Nurses' Perspectives

“Management is supportive and provides the technology required to provide the best patient care.”

I like that Foothill Regional Medical Center is a community hospital, small enough to know all my co-workers. Management is supportive, too. They provide us with the technology we need to provide the best patient care. Its central Orange County location is another plus as it’s close to my home.” – Madison, RN, Medical Surgical

“I am able to use my 12 years of nursing experience to teach other nurses about the various pediatric subacute diagnoses they will encounter.”

“Foothill Regional Medical Center is the perfect place for me to work because here I get the chance to be both a pediatric charge nurse and an educator. As an registered nurse for 12 years, I am able to use my skills in nursing to teach other nurses/students about the various diagnoses they will encounter in a subacute unit, and to help them to build a strong clinical foundation.” – Cheryl, Charge Nurse, Pediatric Subacute   

“Our well-rounded surgical services team provides comfort and high-quality care to our patients.”

“I love Foothill Regional Medical Center’s surgical services’ well-rounded team because we convey a warm and caring attitude that is palpable for our patients while providing high quality patient care. I also appreciate our leadership team and doctors as they have been especially supportive throughout the pandemic.” - Dee, RN, Charge, Surgical Services 

“We have all the state-of-the-art technologies we need to do our jobs.”

“Though working in an OR can be a fast-paced environment, the teamwork and how well we interact and work together makes Foothill Regional Medical Center a great place to work.  We have all the state-of-the-art technologies we need to do our jobs, and leadership supports us in everything we do.” - Brian, RN, Surgical Services

“Why would I work anywhere else?”

“Foothill Regional Medical Center is my forever job! Why would I work anywhere else?  It's a close Orange County commute with supportive management and great team-friendly environment and, to top it off, great pay.” - Jim, RN, Outpatient Services 

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“Pediatric subacute is a unique patient-centered environment where family interaction is crucial.”

“Working at Foothill Regional Medical Center is such a great experience; it helped solidify the direction I wanted to go with my career. It is a unique patient-centered environment where family interaction is crucial. The subacute unit has helped me to polish those skills to efficiently and compassionately communicate with the families, as well as provide quality care for patients.” – Nathan, LVN, Pediatric Subacute

“With more than 100 years of experience amongst the staff, I have gained extensive knowledge.”

“The new grad program at Foothill Regional Medical Center was a great place for me to quickly acquire a wealth of experience in many nursing areas. With more than 100 years of experience amongst the staff here, there were many nurses from whom I could gain the extensive knowledge to build my own toolbox of skills. At Foothill Regional, I love that I can provide individual care that is tailored to our patients’ needs and help them to thrive.” – Dean, RN, Telemetry

“I get to experience great pediatric patient care first-hand.”

“I came to Foothill Regional Medical Center because I read about the hospital online and saw that it had high patient satisfaction scores. The hospital staff seemed to really care about the patients. Now I experience that great pediatric patient care first-hand, as well as have the opportunity to transition from home health into subacute pediatrics.  I also love that it is a pediatric teaching hospital where not only are your skills perfected but you get to help children.” – Julienne, LVN, Pediatric Sub-acute

"I love the support technologies that help us do our jobs effectively."

"Besides the great people, I love working at Foothill Regional Medical Center because of all the support technologies that help us to do our jobs more efficiently and effectively. For example, the walkie-talkie system helps communicate with each other quickly." - Stephanie, RN, Medical-Surgical

"Everyone is willing to help each other to provide quality care."

"I started working at Foothill Regional Medical Center as a new nurse, but chose to stay here because of the people. Everyone is so willing to help each other provide quality care and be the best nurses we can be.  Both peers and management are always supportive." - Kimberly, RN, Medical-Surgical

"I appreciate the value of coordination and teamwork here."

"I love Foothill Regional Medical Center because it is a place of strong patient and nurse diversity. The hospital also offers a great team environment for delivering quality patient care. I spent 20 years in the military and medical reserves, so I appreciate the value of coordination and teamwork." - Jorge, RN, Telemetry

"Our patients respond positively to the focused care and short wait times we provide in our ER."

"I’m thrilled to have joined Foothill Regional Medical Center from its inception and be a part of creating a culture of camaraderie.  Our emergency department prides itself on quick patient assessment and triage at the bedside. Patients respond positively to the focused care and low wait times. It is rewarding knowing that we have taken care of an emergency situation in such an exceptional way." - Raymond, RN, Emergency Department

"I was able to help shape a culture of caring."

“Working at a new hospital allows you to help shape the culture and grow with the facility. I feel that the other nurses and I play a role in shaping a culture of caring at Foothill Regional Medical Center. I also appreciate that the CNO and CEO are accessible and I can speak with them directly. At other hospitals, you typically have to go through a chain of command. Not only do they have an open-door policy, but they are responsive to nurses’ feedback.” - Lisette, RN, BSN, Charge Nurse, Med-Surg/Telemetry

"There are multiple learning opportunities provided."

“I started at Foothill Regional Medical Center right out of nursing school. I interviewed for several new graduate programs, but the staff at Foothill made me feel right at home because the interview was a two-way dialogue. I stayed after completing the program because of the multiple learning opportunities provided. Equally important, my co-workers and I work as a cohesive team—quick to help each other out and provide teaching moments.” - Kimberly, RN, BSN, Med-Surg/Tele, 2018 Employee of the Year

"Foothill Regional Medical Center has an amazing work culture."

“I knew I wanted to be a nurse since I was a little girl and treated my friends’ skinned knees with my first-aid kit. Over the past 20 years, I have worked in a variety of hospitals and settings, so I speak from experience when I say Foothill Regional Medical Center has an amazing work culture. The directors and managers are highly visible to encourage staff and resolve issues. Everyone from managers to support staff help each other out.” - Janette, ICU, RN, BSN

Janette graduated Summa Cum Laude with an MHA degree in May 2019.

"Everyone is really kind to each other and that translates into better patient care."

“I choose to work at Foothill Regional because everyone is really kind with each other and that translates into better patient care. We help each other out and I especially enjoy precepting new nurses.” - Rina, RN, Med/Surg and Telemetry