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“Our nurse-to-patient ratio is balanced to ensure quality care for our pediatric patients.”

“At Foothill Regional, the staff genuinely care for each other and for the patients. We are passional about patient care and protective of our medically fragile kids to ensure they stay safe and get the best care possible. Our nurse-to-patient ratio is balanced so we can provide quality care.” - Sahara, RN, Pediatric Subacute

 

“I love working with the children here in our pediatric subacute unit…”

“Foothill Regional Medical Center is a very unique place to work. It's hard to find a place like this, one where you feel you are part of a big happy family, a community. I love working with the children here in our pediatric subacute unit, and helping support their families as they face these challenges.” - Jerrica, RN, Manager, Pediatric Subacute

 

“People genuinely want to help each other.”

“The work culture is really great because it’s an intimate and friendly environment where everyone helps each other. You are encouraged to ask questions as people genuinely want to help each other to give the best patient care.” – Carmela, RN, Medical-Surgical

 

“We work very efficiently and effectively together.”

“The surgery department team works efficiently and effectively together. All departments, from radiology to pharmacy, help contribute to helping us manage our surgical cases and take care of our patients.” –Deja, Certified Surgical Tech, Surgical/Recovery

 

“Everyone works as a team!”

Foothill Regional is a great place to work because everyone helps each other out, even with the most simplest of things, like helping a patient to bed or providing another blanket. We work as a team!”  – Scarlet, Tech/CNA, Telemetry

“Our team consists of like-minded, passionate people who take pride in their work.”

“Being a respiratory therapist (RT) means having a career that constantly challenges you to become better both personally and professionally. What I enjoy most about being an RT is getting to work on a team, which consists of like-minded, passionate people who take pride in their work, and share the same common goal of helping and making a key difference in patients’ lives.” - Ismael, Respiratory Therapist

 

 

 

 

 

“… my patients are well taken care of by providing quality care.”

“What my respiratory care work means to me is that my patients are well taken care of by providing quality care. One thing I love about my job is the fulfillment of helping my patients feel better.” - Mayra, Respiratory Therapist

“We are so in sync we often finish a task without a word.”

“Foothill is like a second home where we are so in sync that we often finish a task without a word. When a patient comes from the OR, there are multiple things that have to be done simultaneously so this type of teamwork is critical.” – Mona, RN, PACU

“We are never short-staffed, so I can focus on my work.”

“Management, coworkers and support staff are great at Foothill. When I need help with getting a patient in bed, with medical equipment or even language translation, there is someone to help. We are never short-staffed, so I can focus on my work. This is the place to be!” – Seungmi, RN, Medical-Surgical

“It's the patients that I love.”

“My coworkers and boss are great, but it's the patients that I Iove the most. Small things make a huge difference to a patient who is not ambulatory and in a hospital bed. I love that I can do what I can to help them. As simple as helping them to the bathroom or getting them ice, patients are always happy to be helped.” - Agnes, CNA, Medical-Surgical

“Living a mile away, I get to take care of my community.”

“Orange County is very expansive and I’m lucky to find a wonderful place to work that is only a mile from where I live. I not only get to work with amazing people, but get to care for patients right in my community. It’s been a great opportunity for me these last five years.” – Michele, RN, Medical-Surgical

“I get to help the community that lives nearby”

“I get to help the community that lives nearby.”

“I like working at a community hospital because I get to help the community that lives nearby. The teamwork here helps nursing to smoothly transition patients through the process, from the ER to testing/lab to pharmacy, to the bedside and then to case management/discharge. You get to use all of your skills here." – Sharan, Medical-Surgical

“I could work anywhere, but I choose to work here.”

“There's nothing like the teamwork we have here at Foothill Regional Medical Center. When the pressure is on like with COVID, teamwork is crucial to allow safe, efficient and seamless movement of staff, equipment and supplies in and out of a patient’s room. As a community hospital, we’re able to keep our patient-to-nurse ratios manageable to provide exceptional nursing care. I could work anywhere, but I choose Foothill Regional.” – LyssaRN, ICU

“This is my work home, I’m more than just a number."

“I’ve worked at several places, but none have had the camaraderie that I find here at Foothill Regional Medical Center. We share stories and even get together outside of work. This is my ‘work home,’ I’m more than just a number here. In nursing we are all in this together for our patients and its comforting to know that I can count on my coworkers if I needed any help." – Fernando, LVN, Pediatric Subacute

“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

"We work together as a cohesive team—quick to help each other out."

“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, Medical-Surgical and Telemetry

Kimberly was the Foothill Regional 2018 Employee of the Year. Congratulations, Kimberly!

"Because I live near the hospital, I feel like I'm taking care of my community every day."

“My co-workers are awesome… it is such a family-oriented culture! Because I live near the hospital, I feel like I’m taking care of my community every day. I have found that I love patient care so much that I’m going to become an RN and work here for years to come.” - Jeovani, Utilization Review

"I've worked in a variety of hospitals, so I speak from experience when I say Foothill Regional 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, RN, BSN, MHA, Intensive Care Unit

"Administration is very supportive of staff and they focus on getting things done right."

“The Foothill Regional Medical Center administration is very supportive of staff and they focus on getting things done right. Staff is so friendly; the culture reminds me of how it used to be at hospitals—more of a family environment.” - Joyce, Director, Center of Excellence Surgical Programs

"I get the chance to help contribute to patient healing with good quality food."

“With 21 years preparing meals for both patients and hospital staff and visitors, I still love what I do because it’s a happy work environment with great people. I also get the chance to help contribute to patient healing with good quality food.” - Jose, Manager, Food and Nutrition Services

"Working at a new hospital allowed me to shape the culture and grow with the facility."

“Working at a new hospital allows you to help shape the culture and grow with the facility. In my role as charge nurse, I feel that I and the other nurses 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, Medical-Surgical/Telemetry

"Everyone gives 110%."

“As the OR scheduler, I have seen tremendous growth over the last two years. Foothill Regional’s OR attracts employees who thrive in a fast-paced environment—which means everyone gives 110%. This makes my job rewarding! In addition to my colleagues, I enjoy the rapport I’ve developed with the doctors’ offices I work with. They can see how much we care about their patients’ surgical outcomes.” - Erika, Operating Room

"Everyone is friendly and easy to work with, which creates a sense of community."

“Medical records can be a demanding environment, but at Foothill Regional Medical Center the culture is not stressful at all. Everyone in the department is friendly and easy to work with, which creates a sense of community.” - Mabel, Health Information Management

"Everyone at Foothill Regional is really kind to each other, which translates into better patient care."

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

"I have found the physicians and nurses supportive of my role."

“My role as a member in Foothill Regional Medical Center’s clinical documentation department is to work with physicians and the clinical team to ensure medical records correctly reflect our patients’ severity of  illness, diagnoses and care received. I have a medical degree from another country, so this benefits me in building a rapport with the physicians in helping them understand the impact of clinical document improvement on patient care. I have found that the physicians and nurses at Foothill Regional recognize the importance of accurate medical records and are supportive of my role.” - Norma, Clinical Documentation Improvement

"I enjoy I get to work independently and as a team."

“With a quick paced work environment, there is always something to keep me busy in the health information management department at Foothill Regional Medical Center. Although we’re all busy, it is a great work culture and my coworkers really care about what they do here. I enjoy that I get to work both independently and as a team, as well as learn about the healthcare field.” - Virginia, Health Information Management