Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

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Updated October 27, 2014
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  1. Nice small hospital

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Torrington, CT
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Torrington, CT

    I have been working at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful coworkers. Small hospital allows for gaining experience, however it can be hard on a new grad

    Cons

    Short Staffed frequently with high patient to nurse ratio

  2. Mostly Positive

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Healthcare in Torrington, CT
    Current Employee - Healthcare in Torrington, CT

    I have been working at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fair amount of teamwork among "floor workers", work allows for growth of skills (though not advancement), close commute, love my coworkers.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs, often are "penny wise and pound foolish", more focus on "looks" than what would lead to better patient care, little acceptance of employee input, broken or missing equipment, don't realize or don't care when morale has dropped to an all-time low, often short staffed, no recognition for those who go above and beyond yet pay more to new people coming in with little experience than those with years experience who they have train them.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and Value your good employees and those who have gone above and beyond for years, listen to their views (they are the ones in the center of it all), focus on patient care over "looks", revamp your pay-scale to reflect employee value.

  3. OK job, not great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people, close to home

    Cons

    People at this hospital have worked here their entire careers - no outside, fresh perspectives.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people problems - get rid of your bad employees

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  5. Provides a place for you to practice your profession, but in the midst of an ever-evolving business context.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrington, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrington, CT

    I have been working at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital full-time (more than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers--although certain professionals (RN's especially) seem to be quite disgruntled frequently. Private hospital (read: independent)--doesn't HAVE to function like a big hospital bureaucracy. Hospital-wide focus upon improving culture and team orientation. Small-medium sized hospital providing needed care to surrounding communities, trying to find its niche.

    Cons

    Private hospital (works both ways). Antiquated systems, behind the times w/technology. Potential trouble for recruitment. Business strategy seems to have no clear vision. Feels as though the focus can be too much upon expansion, referrals, costs, etc.--instead of always focusing upon the one thing a hospital should--quality care. Finally--not all departments seem to function together cohesively, being quite separatist at times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus upon improving culture. Update technologies and your overarching business systems and department protocols. Operations don't need to be so robotic. Having systems in place is necessary, but not at the risk of alienating employees and being inefficient. Be willing to ask your employees for input upon how to better improve the ways things operate--they'll surprise you more than you think. Don't always assume you're the smartest person in the room, or in this instance--building.

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