I'm not sure if this is the correct place for this thread.
We have been taking steps to move to Alaska. My wife is a registered nurse and has been looking for nursing jobs online.
In my opinion, I feel that many larger corporations are buying out the smaller hospitals and facilities at least in this area.
The problem with that is one specific corporation may buy up several hospitals within a 40 minute radius. In our case, a corporation
has bought at least three hospitals in a 40 minute radius. That corporation is not good to work for and treats it's nurses terrible.
So that greatly reduces the good choices of places to work within that radius.
Over the years, we have learned which companies treat their workers good while other companies treat their nurses like factory
workers. (Nothing against factory workers.) It's just that nurses do things like save lives.
One place she worked treated their workers terrible. She was basically there longer than anyone else after so many months because of the huge turnover. There seemed to be a complete disconnect between the corporation and the workers. Some facilities pay more and others may have better benefits.
It's tough for us to know which places are good to work for from our current location. Can anyone suggest which companies related to nursing are better to work for and which places should be avoided? We don't have the time to figure it all out on our own. We are looking at properties on Kenai and in the SE AK area. I have lived my entire life in a small town. So I would prefer to be located in a smaller community. We don't want to relocate to a area with limited choices just to find out that a facility is not good to work for and then have to move to a completely different area.