Dartmouth-Hitchcock Alliance

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Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, a give and take employer.

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  • 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!

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

4 Other Employee Reviews for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Alliance (View Most Recent)

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    Good employer in a friendly location

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    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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Disappointing; weak management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Alliance

    Pros

    If you're a nurse, the sky is the limit, it seems, for promotability, further education, and wages.

    Cons

    There is a bias, call it a snobbery, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center against professionals who are not nurses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some backbone: rid the facility of all but one nurse educator, one VP, one nurse manager, and one practice manager; do the same culling in the Clinics; force retirement on everyone in the facility who has been there more than eight years. Draconian, yes, but perhaps getting in some new blood, the old ways of doing things will finally die and then the enterprise can move ahead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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