Most employees stay because of the variety of patients we get to see in home care coming from a trauma center. They take most all insurance and provide visits to underinsured and not insured just to... be certain patients are getting the care they need and deserve. Management is overall wonderful. Helpful and encouraging.
As with all healthcare jobs currently, the expectations of productivity can be a lot but not as demanding as some other places I have worked.
Top research school, especially in relevant to the medical domain, opportunity to work with top experts in the field. Lab mates are all supportive and super smart people. Above than average salary... for graduate student.
Work life balance is not going to happen for a PhD student, as anywhere else.