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Philippine Nurses EOH

Philippine Nurses EOH

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With the increasing population in the region, officials at Trinity Health had to find a way to hire enough nurses to meet the growing demand. In this week's Eye on Health, Carla Burbidge tells how they developed a plan to recruit nurses from the Philippines.

Many of us who grew up here, like it here. But for someone born and raised in a tropical country on the other side of the globe, it can be an adjustment.

Caralyn Bermundo , Nurse, "will I get through the cold, and then I was excited, I had never seen snow"

Erlyn Sorieno, Nurse, "when the plane landed, I saw white and gray, and I thought, what am I doing here"

The first of 82 Philippine nurses hired by Trinity arrived in December of last year. They been arriving a few at a time.

Barbra Brown, Chief Nursing Officer, " I went to Manila along with others, and we interviewed 2-3 hundred nurses and hired 82"

Trinity first started talking about recruiting experienced nurses from the Philippines nearly three years ago, as they realized they had to somehow meet the fast- growing health care needs of the region. It was not a simple process.

Barbra Brown "They had to meet the requirements of the embassies, pass a language test, health test, and be bachelor educated"

And then of course, when the nurses started to arrive, Trinity had to help with living arrangements and other adjustments. But Brown says the culture in the Philippines is a very caring one, and its been a win-win situation.

Barbra Brown "We feel good about what we have been able to accomplish"

The nurses we spoke to say, certainly its hard to leave friends and family, but they see the opportunities.

"I am meeting new people, I am increasing by knowledge"

"Many Philippines in the U-S are sending money back home"

Of the 82 nurses hired at Trinity, 10 or 12 are yet to arrive. Most of them have a three year work agreement.

For Eye on Health I'm Carla Burbidge

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