Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, Auburn CA

I am currently on my first assignment in Auburn, CA at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, about three hours from my home. Being so close to home allows me to keep my regular part-time job at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, CA where I have worked as a labor and delivery nurse for the past 16 years. Originally I signed on for an 8 week assignment, but I love it here so much, I extended another 8 weeks. The hospital is small, only about a hundred beds, and the staff are so friendly and welcoming. They made feel right at home from the beginning. I miss my boys, but I am also enjoying making new friends and being closer to my parents in Truckee. Unfortunately, my boyfriend has been so busy selling his restaurants and tying up loose ends, he has not been able to accompany me on this assignment. There are some wonderful people that work here and they help keep from being too homesick. I have had some very nice deliveries here, one that I had to do myself as the doctor didn't make it in time. There is a great team atmoshphere in the family birth center. There is always another nurse, a tech and a respiratory therapist in the delivery room with you.....I've never had so much help before:) It is definitely going to be hard to leave here, the staff remind me every day that I COULD take a full-time job here! I am afraid they have spoiled me, I'm sure not all of my assignments will be this nice. What a great way to start my adventure!!!!
..............pictures coming soon.......................