KAREN de VRIES – Oncology Specialist at Philips Ambulatory Care Center
“I was hired in 1980, the first oncology nurse they ever hired. I stayed until 1992, then left for a year and was so unhappy I came right back in 1993. There is great camaraderie here, the people you work with are a wonderful, close-knit group.”
EILEEN FOSTER – Charge Nurse at the Methadone Maintenance Clinic
“As a student nurse here, I saw the quality of care they give their patients, and that same care is given to employees. Managers really take an interest in the staffs’ well-being – and since they take such good care of us, we’re able to take such good care of our patients. This is an environment where everyone feels like family. In this day and age, everything is so impersonal, but BI takes the time to really care about the staff. There’s also great cultural diversity here – festivals, cultures and meetings – to celebrate that diversity.”
LENA LAU CHANG – Interventional Cardiology, Nurse Practitioner
"This is a great environment for growth -- managers are very open to helping your advance your career. I went from being an RN to an NP – tuition reimbursement is really good here. They are flexible when you are going back to school – the hospital really encourages your growth."
VAYLATEENA JONES – RN in Chemical Dependency
“Nursing management here provides quality patient care – we’re a beacon for the community. I like knowing my neighbors are getting quality care. I like being able to say to my neighbors, ‘Come to BI. We’ll take care of you."
EDYTH RODRIGUEZ – Charge Nurse
“Nurses at Beth Israel are really independent and are given much autonomy. You are encouraged to take on more challenges and you are always learning and growing.”
TERESITIA MUSA – Evening Nursing Supervisor
“What I like best about Beth Israel are the people! Everybody’s always smiling and happy to see you. The managers encourage you to go back to school. I got my Master’s degree fully paid by Beth Israel and by the 1199 Fund.”