Jan, I tried that, and for some reason it didn't work either. May be a lifecyle issue on my part, but I did find a potential solution. Its not pretty, but does what I need it to do. I set the default page alias to a selector page, where the user will select their facility if they did have one, otherwise, there is a webpart that looks up their facility and redirects them. Seems to be working just right, but now it seems that some of the users that come in are coming under the public user, and windows authentication isn't creating an account for them. Any reason that this could occur(setting or something that I may be missing?) Seems like it would be related to active directory and how it is set up.
Thanks for the help everyone.