March 1, 2007 - Schneider Regional Medical Center has launched a massive 100-day recruitment effort targeting registering nurses for the center, which includes Roy Lester Schneider Hospital, the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute and the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center on St. John.
According to an SRMC release issued Thursday, "registered nurses in all specialties — including medical-surgical, critical care, nursing management, and certified nurse-midwives — are being sought."
The release, which is presumably targeted toward mainland nurses, touts the center's "exciting professional challenges," "up-to-date facilities" and "spectacular living conditions."
In the release, Chief Nursing Officer Angela Rennalls-Atkinson, who is in charge of the recruitment effort, underscores the region's tropical climate. This is paradise, says Rennalls-Atkinson, who later adds, "life [here] simply becomes easier and better."
Later in the release, Schneider nurse Delphine Olivacce extols the range of opportunities at the center. We are a small hospital — a 169-bed facility, she says. You have a very strong support structure here. This is a place where you see your chief nursing officer everyday, and you have access to senior leadership every day. It is more family-oriented that most large institutions.
Rennalls-Atkinson concludes, We are eager to share the rewarding lives we enjoy here, working with an ethnically, racially, economically diverse population that is united by our love for our home — the beautiful U.S. Virgin Islands.
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