Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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Working as a physician doing administrative work at Dartmouth-Hitchcock

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Current Employee - Professor of Surgery in West Lebanon, NH
Current Employee - Professor of Surgery in West Lebanon, NH

I have been working at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Great opportunities, congenial colleagues, good life balance.

Cons

Tension in current health care environment about how clinicians should be paid - not specific to Dartmouth-Hitchcock but is a general trend for physicians. Incentive pays based on RVU's is in many ways at conflict with incentive for working efficiently and perhaps doing less.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When a physician is doing both clinical work and adminstrative work they have two bosses. One for their clinical work and one for their adiministrative work (often different than their clinical boss). Annual performance reviews and incentive should be aligned with the appropriate manager/boss for the different jobs.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    RN at DHMC for 3 years...

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    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Current Employee - Staff RN

    I have been working at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large facility, some great doctors and nurses. Very "pretty" place to work. Lots of educational opportunities to be had. Jobs available in nearly every department, so plenty of choices for perspective employees.

    Cons

    Middle management does not listen to anyone other than themselves. Very dysfunctional place. They will do whatever they want regardless of impact on patient care or staff. Recruitment and retention of staff, especially nurses, is very very poor. In many departments there are "cliques" much like high school; pay particular attention to the clinic vs. hospital dynamic among employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to your employees! There are some great minds at work here, just hear them out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    RN at DHMC, fervently searching reasons to continue supporting DHMC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Current Employee - Staff RN

    I have been working at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice facilities, beautiful grounds, rural setting. For the most part working relationships between MDs and RNs are good. RN co-workers are excellent and generally congenial and supportive. RNs, MDs, and allied health service personnel who genuinely care about patients' needs.

    Cons

    Middle management persistently incompetent and punitive in approach. Organization is top-heavy, resistant to real change, and dysfunctional with respect to implementation and execution (regardless of the project or program or system). Management uninterested in feedback from "the front lines". Infrequent and inconsistent performance reviews that are meaningless or punitive rather than encouraging improved performance. Some cost-of-living increases, but no actual pay raises in 5 years. DHMC achieves cost reductions by downward pressure on RNs, RTs, and clinical support personnel instead of addressing recalcitrant, systemic problems with efficient and effective use of revenue and resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate ingrained organizational arrogance. Good ideas are undermined by poor execution and the attitude "we're Dartmouth - we can reinvent their wheel better than they did". Streamline the management structure, Streamline communications. Solicit and act upon clinical employees' recommendations, Pay the employees who actually provide the core services for which you exist as an organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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