small hospital with increase learning potential
enjoyed working at the hospital. different assignment daily, which was fun and exciting. pay was low for a lpn.
Colleagues work hard together and have an awareness for the needs of each other.
Athol Memorial hospital is wonderful with respect to co-workers, very caring and willing to pitch in and help. Athol Memorial Hospital is a small rural hospital and provides excellent care to those whom access it. The only draw back to this facility is that it works very short staffed and is a very old hospital in need of much upgrading. There are a few safety issues in need of correction. This hospital does not have any locked access and anyone can access the building at any time. There is no Security in place, they do not have a locked med pixis. This hospital wastes much time in redundancy because they don't have a coordinating computer system to provide continuity of care. All charts are done on paper and filed by hand. The equipment is very old and needs to be upgraded, there is no separate area for psychiatric patients to remain safe and for the staff to feel safe. The other issue is that staff have to tolerate aggressive behavior. This hospital has a large patient flow, is very busy most of the time but doesn't have the resources to handle the patient flow.
great place to work.
great working environment, this was my first hospitalist job and it was quite challenging at the beginning. The hardest part was determining whether a patient was to be transferred or not depending on the complexity.
small community hospital that was always on the verge of closing, never knew if a pink slip would be in next paycheck