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Northwestern Medical Center Overview

Saint Albans, VT
501 to 1000 employees
1978
Hospital
Health Care
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
We are your community hospital, a vibrant, not-for-profit, primary care hospital devoted to providing exceptional care. We are located at the top of Fairfield Street in St. Albans, Vermont with satellite offices and provider practices throughout Franklin County. We have much to ... Read more

Mission: Northwestern Medical Center's mission is to provide exceptional healthcare for our community.

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  • We have an exciting new job opportunity for a Director of Lifestyle Medicine & Rise VT! Please visit our website at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQXgZ and go to our careers page to find out more about this opportunity or reach out to Naomi Wright in Human Resources at nwright@nmcinc.org

    Northwestern Medical Center

    We are your community hospital, a vibrant, not-for-profit, primary care hospital devoted to providing exceptional care. We are located at the top of Fairfield Street in St. Albans, Vermont with satellite offices and provider practices throughout Franklin County. We have much to offer and hope you will find our website helpful in learning more about us.

  • Our newly renovated front lobby and main entrance to Northwestern Medical Center is officially open! Please stop by and say hello!

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Northwestern Medical Center – Why Work For Us?


Our mission is to provide exceptional healthcare for our community.
Our vision

NMC’s vision is to be nationally recognized for excellence and value in healthcare as we partner to improve the wellness of our community and become a destination of choice for patients, staff, and providers. View our patient stories for a first hand look of NMC at work, which represent how we display our mission and vision on a daily basis.


Important assets we value

Our people and our community
Exceptional care
Personalized service
Innovation
Financial strength
Partnerships
Wellness and prevention
Accountability


Setting the standard

Our dedication to quality is the foundation of the exceptional care we provide. We consistently rank at or near 100% on the national core measures of clinical quality. Our rate of infection following surgery is consistently less than 1%, while the national average is at 1.9%. In addition, the NMC staff has won seven national Avatar awards for “Overall Patient Satisfaction” in the past eight years. Throughout our growth and improvements, NMC has kept a watchful eye on efficiency. NMC’s charges to our patients consistently rank below the Vermont average, based on comparative information published by the Green Mountain Care Board. For Fiscal Year 2016, NMC requested an 8% rate decrease – the largest rate reduction all of Vermont hospitals.

NMC employs approximately 600 people through the hospital itself and the Northwestern Occupational Health subsidiary. In terms of salary and benefits alone, NMC provides nearly $38 million to the regional economy. We are fortunate to be joined in our work by over 150 active volunteers who donate approximately 18,000 hours each year and more than 75 Active & Associate medical staff members.

Looking at the numbers

• NMC now cares for approximately 1,900 inpatients each year.

• Our Emergency Department sees over 28,000 emergency patients a year and our Urgent Care in Georgia is seeing approximately 7,000 patients a year.

• Our Family Birth Center welcomes approximately 400 babies each year.

• We conduct over 6,000 surgical and outpatient procedures each year, along with more than 300,000 lab tests and 50,000 diagnostic imaging exams.

• In total, more than $129 million of patient care is provided at NMC each year, for which we are reimbursed at only 57¢ on the dollar.

Meet Northwestern Medical Center

A place where collaboration, caring and community meets innovation, fresh ideas and the opportunity to grow. Whether you are growing your career, a program you are passionate about, or a family – you’ll find support and encouragement at NMC. We strive to build long lasting relationships that bring a sentiment of home to our workplace. Join the NMC family, where we consistently earn top honors for patient care and continually look for new and innovative ways to improve. Be a part of a team where you can make a difference, all while enjoying the quality of life that Vermont provides.

Our history of exceptional healthcare

Since 1883, we’ve been a part of this community, both as the leading healthcare provider in the region and as a significant contributor to the community.


Get to know our hospital:

We take pride in providing the tools to further develop skills and the autonomy that is needed to pursue one’s passions.

Our top-notch leadership team is open, responsive, and eager to work with staff to implement innovative ideas and programs.

As a community hospital we are committed to the health and wellness of our service area, and providing community health education.

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    I started at NMC about 5 years ago. I came to NMC because I was in need of a per diem nursing job while I was going to back to school. After graduation, I chose to come on as full time because I felt like I found my family. It was very impressive to have the entire senior leadership team stop by orientation to introduce themselves and meet staff. I like the fact that I am encouraged to do the right thing, even if there is a potential expense involved for the organization.

    Cons

    Parking can be tight, but its on campus and I don't need to take a bus. Also, it is easy to sign up for additional shifts, so it is important to self-manage the want for overtime and the need for home time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to suggestions from front line staff.

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Northwestern Medical Center (Saint Albans, VT) in July 2016.

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    After the application was submitted, I was contacted by the CNO to discuss the position. From there I met with other educators and HR. Overall the process took around a month.

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    • I can't remember the specifics, but it was very standard questions related to having to think on the spot or dealing with a challenging situation and how I chose to deal with it.   1 Answer
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Northwestern Medical Center Awards & Accolades

  • Baby Friendly Designation, Baby-Friendly USA, 2016

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