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Portsmouth Regional Hospital Reviews

Updated June 16, 2017
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Portsmouth Regional Hospital Chief Executive Officer Dean Carucci
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  1. "Portsmouth Hospital had been a great place for me to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Line Director in Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Service Line Director in Portsmouth, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Portsmouth Regional Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A culture of continued improvement and staff engagement. The facility is always looking for areas of improvement and takes in opportunities head on with transparency. The senior leadership team is engaged in continual improvement and engagement in the community. There has been opportunity for career growth and development available and the hospital is on the cutting edge for treatment and therapy of many service lines.

    Cons

    Part of ensuring continued improvement is close management of resources. Recruiting of talented clinicians had been difficult to support growth and improvement.


  2. "Decent hospital, run by chimps."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Portsmouth Regional Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you're a doctor or nurse (or upper management!) you'll be treated and paid fairly well.
    The majority of the staff is competent and caring.

    Cons

    Management seems to be exclusively composed of rejects from the rest of HCA.
    A little joke:
    Q: How was copper wire invented?
    A: Two HCA execs fighting over a penny.

    On the patient care side, if you're not a doctor or nurse, you DO. NOT. MATTER.
    You will be underpaid, understaffed, and your needs will be ignored.
    Equipment choices will be made for you by people hundreds of miles away, with no experience in the field.
    Dictates are handed down from regional headquarters in Virginia, by people who know nothing about specifics of the hospital or market, and care even less.

    Pay is crap. You’ll make (significantly) more starting at Dunkin Donuts than you will as entry-level staff at PRH.

    Benefits are mediocre at best, especially for a huge, extremely profitable hospital chain. You must use PRH affiliates for everything, unless maybe the ER doc is out of network then you’ll get hit with the full bill.

    Human resources is broken. 3 months from application to starting is expected.
    Management will make the right noises and say they'll get people hired, then six months later you'll be wondering why the entire department is still working 12 days in a row.

    I could go on, but you get the idea.

    Advice to Management

    Fix HR. I don't care how, but it's broken and everybody knows it.
    Stop fighting over every last dime, and spend the money to actually run this place as a Level 2 trauma center.
    Stop insulting your employees with empty promises and staffing cuts.
    You know those people who aren't docs or nurses?
    They matter too. Ignoring or firing them won't work out well in the long run.

  3. "RN"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Portsmouth, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Portsmouth Regional Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Engaged administrators, great staff, creative, good opportunities , easy to become involved in improvements and process change

    Cons

    Very acute care, very busy, Hospital growing so fast need more beds at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with staffing needs as census grows


  4. "A great place to learn and grow fundamental skills in nursing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Hampton, NH
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Hampton, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best pay in the area, The nurses are team oriented and there's a lot of opportunity for growth and advancement.

    Cons

    Over worked, so the quality of care goes down. The only for-profit hospital around, , money goes to the shareholders


  5. Helpful (1)

    "RN"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Portsmouth, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Portsmouth Regional Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Positive and professional work culture

    Cons

    Chronically understaffed on the units

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to retain long term staff


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Newmarket, NH
    Former Employee - Director in Newmarket, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Portsmouth Regional Hospital (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Group of people to work with

    Cons

    Young and inexperienced Senior team with little knowledge of the Medical side and only consider the Administrative aspect of the operation.

    Advice to Management

    Value people and their ideas and acknowledge the committment and hard work that they do with patients.


  7. "Seek elsewhere."

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Portsmouth, NH
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Portsmouth, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Dedicated group of employees, beautiful campus. Plenty of opportunities for newly graduated nurses seeking employment. Hospital managed by a large corporation.

    Cons

    Ancillary staff gets treated like social pariahs, and the lower you are on the totem pole your opinion matters all the less. Company claims to be a patient centered hospital, but the decisions that get made by management prove that money is their priority. Opportunities for advancement are almost non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like an exhaustible resource, and encourage quality employees to stay by treating them like they matter. The wages of you ancillary staff definitely needs to be reviewed, or just generally increased.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great People - need more ancillary help!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Nurse in Canterbury, NH
    Former Employee - Staff Nurse in Canterbury, NH
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Portsmouth Regional Hospital part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company culture, physical facility is gorgeous, great people to work with

    Cons

    upper management expects too much out of nurses - more ancillary help is needed!

    Advice to Management

    hire more LNA's and or MA's


  9. "Typical Hospital"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nutrition Assistant in Portsmouth, NH
    Former Employee - Nutrition Assistant in Portsmouth, NH
    Recommends

    I worked at Portsmouth Regional Hospital part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Dietitians really cared about patients.

    Cons

    Communication between staff and management is a clear issue.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Portsmouth Regional Hospital"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Cardiac Ultrasound Technician in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Cardiac Ultrasound Technician in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Portsmouth Regional Hospital (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    cant think of any pros

    Cons

    no support with physicians,or management. The department went from 8 techs down to one and the hospital would not act and hire anyone. This was an on going issue never addressed for over a year.

    Advice to Management

    Interm supervisor


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