Dartmouth-Hitchcock Alliance

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Alliance Reviews in Lebanon, NH

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    DHMC- a great place to work, with some caveats.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Preoperative Registered Nurse in Lebanon, NH
    Current Employee - Preoperative Registered Nurse in Lebanon, NH

    I have been working at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Alliance

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work for DHMC are its shared governance, benefits package (especially for loan repayment and forgiveness), culture of mutual respect, opportunities to learn and grow professionally, and management's willingness to work with employees to effect real change for the betterment of our patients and our lives. Additionally, DHMC provides free parking, free shuttle service to the ample parking and, because it is such a huge employer in the area, a large percentage of our local merchants offer great discounts to employees.

    Cons

    A few of the downsides are as follows: DHMC is NOT a latex-safe environment (something of great importance not only for those working at the hospital, but for our patients as well); DHMC is in a fairly remote area so a one-hour drive is required if one wants to set foot in a "real" city; merit-based raises- while great in theory- in practice can be punishing on those who are new to the hospital or those who don't make big names for themselves by making big waves at work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of spending gobs of money on travellers (specifically nurses and surgical techs, those with whom I have the most contact), DHMC would be able to draw more (less expensive) permanent staff to the area by offering higher pay.

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    Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, a give and take employer.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN, Staff Nurse in Lebanon, NH
    Current Employee - RN, Staff Nurse in Lebanon, NH

    I have been working at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Alliance

    Pros

    Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital part of the DHMC alliance in Lebanon NH is a hospital with magnet recognition. The nurse residency program for new graduate RN's is among the best in the country. This is a cutting edge institute in a beautiful New England setting. DHMC offers many ways for its employees to advance. There is tuition reimbursment, and the ability to take out credit union loans for a first time degree that the facility will pay back if you choose to still work there. There is a small on-site fitness center, and the Hitchcock Employee Improvement Program offers many activities and programs to promote all aspects of employees well being. Nursing is overseen by a shared governance model, so everyones input counts. Full time employees get 36 days off a year.

    Cons

    The Salary could be more competitive. There is no paid maternity leave (even though it is a medical center) you must use your short term disability. In the past few years the yearly wage increases have been a bit shotty. Only 3% cost of living increase, which has caused a bit of upheaval among the staff, this eventually led to a small nursing salary increase. There is NO sign on bonus, where other facilities in the North East offer up to $12,000.00. The benefits package keeps getting tweaked, and employees are getting the short end of the stick. This is a medical center! We should have the best, most affordable Health Care benefits around!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The benefits and salary packages need to be reviewed!!! For a cutting edge institution they need to be more competitive!

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    Good employer in a friendly location

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Systems in Lebanon, NH
    Current Employee - Information Systems in Lebanon, NH

    I have been working at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Alliance

    Pros

    Very nice sized organization within a rural atmosphere. Compensation and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is limited. Disconnect between local and upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perceived lack of control or understanding on budget shortcomming and windfalls.

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