As a previous employee, I would never take a loved one here.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Idaho Falls, ID – April 29, 2017
Overall, EIRMC is an outdated facility that has smart employees who simply don't have the resources to perform their jobs safely and competently. The facility is dirty, uses an archaic documentation system, and significantly struggles with recruiting and retaining productive leaders (management, administration) who promote a safety culture.
The units are disorganized, wasteful of supplies, unsafe in how they store products, filthy; short-staffed with mandatory extra shifts. The infection control issues in this hospital reach astronomical numbers.
Policies and procedures that are there to keep everyone safe are never followed appropriately and there is an attitude that this is sufficient. Employees tend to perform only the bare minimum interventions/tasks that are needed immediately to get through their shifts because the time, supplies, staff, and any other resources needed to actually take care of patients do not exist in this facility.
Patients suffer and end up with more problems than they came in with as a result of poor leadership, disorganization and limited resources.
Smart employees who want to do their best
Thinking about ever stepping foot in there again induces nausea