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July 21, 2017

Best Hospitals in California for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed over 1,800 surveys of nurses from 314 hospitals in California to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of California.

1. Eisenhower Medical Center

Rancho Mirage, CA

4.8 Average Rating
100% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"Great education department with ongoing training. Teamwork is rewarded and expected."

"Great teamwork, amazing technology, fair scheduling, magnet facility, and nice benefits package."

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2. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (tie)

Los Angeles, CA

4.7 Average Rating
100% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

“Employees are extremely nice. Collaborative work of management, surgeons, and employees. Very customer service oriented. Managers are caring and willing to work with employees.”

“Very professional, knowledgeable staff, strong union for protection, and lots of variety.”

“The UCLA nursing staff is very diverse. You will have the opportunity to learn how to work with people from all over the world.”

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2. UC Davis Medical Center (tie)

Sacramento, CA

4.7 Average Rating
100% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

“Excellent atmosphere. Staff is very helpful and teamwork is what they do.”

“Academically based and very into continuous learning.”

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4. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center

Mission Hills, CA

Average Rating 4.6
100% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

“Great people to work with, and [they] have a wonderful work ethic. Safe working environment. Scheduling was also very reasonable to work.”

“Knowledgeable [and] hard working staff. Great support. Feels like another family.”

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5. Sharp Memorial Hospital (tie)

San Diego, CA

4.5 Average Rating
100% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

“Friendly staff who enjoy their workplace. They recognize their employees for their achievements.”

“The patient population is very diverse and enjoyable to work with. My co-workers are awesome.”

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5. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (tie)

Los Angeles, CA

4.5 Average Rating
100% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

“Great experience working here. You will see all sorts of medical diagnoses. It’s a very busy teaching hospital, but an awesome experience.”

“Managers are amazing and the staff is also wonderful!”

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5. El Camino Hospital (tie)

Mountain View, CA

4.5 Average Rating
100% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

“Mangement cares about patient safety.”

“Teamwork is good amongst the nurses.”

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5. UCSF Medical Center (tie)

San Francisco, CA

4.6 Average Rating
92% Recommended

“Awesome working environment and great learning environment.”

“Busy but challenging. Fun and dynamic co-workers. Competitive pay.”

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9. Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Torrance, CA

4.5 Average Rating
93% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

“Employees are interactive and friendly. High-quality care is given at this organization.”

“You will be valued and treated with respect from management.”

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10. San Antonio Regional Hospital

Upland, CA

4.4 Average Rating
100% Recommended

“SARH is a great hospital to work at. The co-workers there are like a family unit. As a nurse, you will never drown and people are always there willing to help you out.”

“Great work environment and supportive staff. Clean hospital. Can transfer departments fairly easily.”

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11. Enloe Medical Center

Chico, CA

4.5 Average Rating
89% Recommended

“Great team work from administrators, management, support departments, and team members. [The] staff is included in the overall hospital culture and environment and suggestions directly to the CEO are greatly encouraged.”

“Excellent comradeship, great management, and competitive pay.”

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12. Valley Children’s Hospital

Madera, CA

4.5 Average Rating
88% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

“Helpful co-workers, great facility, good pay, and 1:1 ratios! Everyone is friendly and helpful from the RN to the anesthesiologist!”

“Great environment to care for pediatric patients of all sizes. Competitive salary and room for growth.”

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13. Scripps Mercy Hospital (tie)

San Diego, CA

4.4 Average Rating
95% Recommended

“Amazing working environment and teamwork are at its best.”

“The management is always available for any issues that may arise.”

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13. Stanford Health Care (tie)

Stanford, CA

4.4 Average Rating
95% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

“The organization is fantastic and really values their nursing staff. Physicians are willing to teach and are generally very nice as well. Overall, it is a great place to be employed.”

“Very supportive staff and management.”

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15. Keck Hospital of USC (tie)

Los Angeles, CA

4.3 Average Rating
100% Recommended

“Excellent nursing support and professional collaboration. Great learning opportunities in a teaching facility.”

“If you’re looking for a good hospital with fellow nurses who work as a team this is the place!”

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15. Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian (tie)

Newport Beach, CA

4.2 Average Rating
100% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

“Hoag is a great hospital, and I love my co-workers! It is a Magnet facility and nurses have genuine input on policies.”

“Friendly doctors that are accessible 24/7.”

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17. Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center

San Diego, CA

4.4 Average Rating
91% Recommended

“Excellent pay and benefits.”

“I do not dread going to work because our group works as a team, regardless of whether you are an employee or a traveler.”

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18. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

4.4 Average Rating
90% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

“Very pro-nursing and pro-education.”

“Teamwork, camaraderie, pay, professionalism, [and] appreciation from the administration for all our hard work throughout the year.”

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19. Huntington Memorial Hospital

Pasadena, CA

4.3 Average Rating
94% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

“This is a great place to start out to learn and you will learn a lot. There is [the] opportunity for career advancement.”

“It’s a fabulous hospital with lots of support and great patient to nurse ratio! I love my job and look forward to going to work every day!”

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20. Riverside Community Hospital

Riverside, CA

4.2 Average Rating
100% Recommended

“Very hard work, very fast paced, but great teamwork all the time!”

“Teamwork and overall staff relations are fantastic!”

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Methodology: Nurse.org surveyed 1,853 nurses in the state of California from 2015-2017 for this report. The ranking order is based on the average rating and the percent of nurses who would recommend their hospital. Hospitals with less than 10 nursing reviews were excluded from our list. 

Media Contact: If you have any questions, please contact charles@nurse.org.

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