Nursing (Current Employee) – Littleton, NH – December 21, 2014
Management is not very supportive of staff nurses. Staff nurses work 12 hour shifts and most of the time without a lunch break or any type of break. Very little nursing assistant help even with very heavy patient loads. Nurses are forced to attend special training to "act happy" to help increase patient survey results. Nursing management bullies staff. This hospital had employees sue the hospital several times (staff won) because of wrongful termination for speaking up about the poor conditions at this hospital. The management has not changed. No pay raises. On yearly reviews they do not give top scores because they feel no one can achieve the best score. (???) Lateral violence between nurses. New grads are welcomed only because it is easier to control and overwork new grads without them speaking up. No advancement opportunites what so ever. Strange set up for nursing management. An obstetrics nurse manages the maternity dept, intensive care and medical units. A surgery nurse manages the emergency nurses and same day surgery. The chief nursing officer bullies staff and is quick to fire people. Not many other places to work in the area that are as modern as this place, so people tend to stay and are miserable.
I worked for this hospital a decade ago. This hospital has been sued about a dozen times by former employees who pointed out shortcomings in patient care. It is a corporate hospital; I feel run as a tax advantage first; and health care facility second.
It is not what I would consider a quality rural acute care facility.
Grunt (Former Employee) – Littleton, NH – June 27, 2013
You only get hired at LRH if you have an "in" with someone at the company. Otherwise your resume gets shredded upon arrival.
Even if you do get hired you're exposed to poor management. Those in charge often have very little experience but were rewarded with leadership positions by default or for being at the right place at the right time.