Traveler Feedback Spotlight: Carilion Roanoke
Travel Nurses in Carilion Roanoke let LiquidAgents Healthcare know what they think and the votes are in. Carilion Roanoke is an indisputable favorite among travelers and believe it or not, it is not just nurse hype. The location (beautiful, lively, perfect weather) and facility (a dream job for travelers) provide an ideal experience for travel nurses from across the country.
What makes Roanoke such a great place to work?
Roanoke, Virginia is a city in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia. The surrounding area is home to the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, which boasts hiking trails, historic bike trails, horse trails, picnic areas and the Mill Mountain Zoo. Downtown, the Taubman Museum of Art highlights work by American artists like Thomas Eakins and John Singer Sargent.
Festivals and events occur frequently throughout the year (thanks to great weather!), so take a break from your bike trails and attend the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival, the Strawberry Festival, or run the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon.
If that all sounds exhausting, then just head out to the Deschutes Brewery Roanoke Tasting Room for a leisurely craft beer tour.
In addition, the housing options are very affordable. Many travelers find reasonable options at Extended Stay (through AirBNB), and furnished private apartments available for short term leases.
What makes Carilion such a great facility?
The feedback from this facility is incredibly positive. They are endlessly appreciative of their nurses and there is strong rapport between departments and units. It’s a Level I Trauma Center, Teaching Hospital, with 763 beds. The nurse to patient ratio is great and the hospital is highly respected with state of the art equipment, fully stocked supply cabinets, and cool patients. Travelers love to stay and do multiple contracts with Carilion Roanoke. In addition, the hospital will pre-book assignments and extensions, so if you like it, be prepared to stay a while!
Fun Fact: Nursing runs deep with the facility. In the 1920s and 1930s David W. Flickwir donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the hospital after falling in love and marrying the nursing superintendent. The hospital dubbed him its “Greatest Benefactor”; a 1925 building he funded, the Flickwir Memorial Unit, still stands.