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Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island President, CEO, and Trustee Francis R. Dietz
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  1. "allied health"

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    Former Employee - Lead in Albion, RI
    Former Employee - Lead in Albion, RI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with who put the patient first

    Cons

    Consolidation with hospital network is painful

    Advice to Management

    Try putting the patients first


  2. "Good Learning Opportunity, Lack of Stability"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great new grad experience, health plan used to be 100% paid for (not sure if it still is, prob not)

    Cons

    New management by Care New England, job insecurity, lots of lay offs

  3. "Project Coordinator"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island as a contractor

    Pros

    Great colleagues, small hospital employee population that you can get to know. Very favorable benefits. Decent working environment. Ability to improve your skills while learning new ones.

    Cons

    It was difficult for promotion within my department. Problems to to keep up with technology (i.e., computers, printer, scanners, etc.). Top heavy with vice-presidents, while valued lower level employees are let go.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your employees say. Be sure to make patient health care the top priority rather than the profit margin. Be transparent with employees.


  4. "Bad situation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free health insurance which is uncommon

    Cons

    Extremely short staffed. Morale is very low and staff is being run ragged. Apathy on the part of administration.

    Advice to Management

    Staff are the lifeblood of your hospital. They need help and support.


  5. "RN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island full-time

    Pros

    Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island is a small Community hospital with a somewhat friendly atmosphere among some staff

    Benefits are paid in full if you work full time

    Cons

    Closure of hospital is in question with recent resignations of CNO, CEO, and Vice President of hospital - this is unsettling feeling
    Low wages
    Inability to staff in specialty units

    Advice to Management

    -make sign on bonus amount larger and contingent on longer contract with new employees
    -bring in more (outside) help to train employees with new upgrades when applicable and earlier - i.e. Cerner training.


  6. "Easy going place to work"

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    Former Employee - Transport in Pawtucket, RI
    Former Employee - Transport in Pawtucket, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, everyone seems to always want to help. Good work life balance and relationship building.The office culture is good and organized

    Cons

    Outdated buildings. You have to park far away and take a shuttle into work. The compensation is ok for entry level positions with not much responsibility. The training is also very good and managers are always there to ask questions

    Advice to Management

    Update everything in the building to more modern things. Increase compensation for its employees. Be very specific with the job in which you want to get done.


  7. "Resource poor, financially unstable"

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    Current Employee - Intensivist in Pawtucket, RI
    Current Employee - Intensivist in Pawtucket, RI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy going atmosphere, nice part of the country

    Cons

    No or little accountability and incentives

    Advice to Management

    Award hard working workers and correct the lazy ones

  8. "Overworked and Understaffed"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Pawtucket, RI
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Pawtucket, RI
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Food in the cafeteria is subsidized by the hospital. The benefits are good. Blue Cross is totally free for employees and their families.

    Cons

    Too many managers in the department. Schedule is rotating with work every other weekend and every other holiday. Also have to rotate to 2nd and 3rd shift if needed. There are never enough drugs in the pharmacy - we always have to borrow from other hospitals - this is embarrassing when it's everyday. Salary is too low compared to other hospitals. Technology about 10 years behind other hospitals.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better salaries to retain employees, get new technology. More staff is needed and renovate work areas. Fewer managers and more staff positions.


  9. "A decent place for union employees, otherwise look elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pawtucket, RI
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pawtucket, RI
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    MHRI's most attractive benefit to employees is free family health insurance for full-time employees. This benefit sets the hospital apart from other hospitals in the area. Another attractive feature of working at MHRI is the opportunity to meet many different medical interns and residents who take part in patient care, as the hospital is a teaching hospital of Brown University.

    Cons

    MHRI's greatest flaws rest in management. Many of the department managers have been employed with the hospital for decades and were grandfathered into their positions. In some cases this means that college-educated employees are working for managers with little or no college education, who are making several times their salary. The lengthy tenures of management can also prevent opportunities for advancement among lower-ranking employees. As of the time I left MHRI, upper management also began reducing the hours of certain positions to make employees ineligible for the free health insurance or tuition reimbursement program.

    Aside from the general managerial issues, the work experience at MHRI varies greatly from one department to the next. Some employees work in departments with high morale and job satisfaction, while others are downright miserable. It all depends on the leadership and management styles of the particular department managers. There are managers in certain departments who govern their employees through threats and fear, treating their workers as disposable labor. Unfortunately, these managers have been grandfathered into their positions, and will most likely remain with the hospital through retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Given the hospital's financial situation, as well as management issues, it would be in the best interest of the hospital to enter into buy-out negotiations with one of the major regional healthcare networks (such as Lifespan or Partners Healthcare). Most other hospitals in Rhode Island have already taken this step.