I currently worked in a mixed ICU in Washington state. My husband and I are planning on relocating to New Hampshire to be closer to family - but not too close. I am very interest in Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Would you please give me the inside scoop on working there? I recently read articles about the recent layoffs and attempts to unionize so I am a little nervous about the current hospital climate. The article specifically noted a termination of DHMC's patient transport program and I am curious how that is working out.
It appears that DHMC has 3 critical care units. I really love the variety in my current workplace. One day I can recover a post-open heart and the next take care of a septic patient. Is there opportunity to rotate between units? Also, job postings note shift rotation requirements. I'm not a huge fan of night shift. How much of a rotation is required?
Finally, I would love to get some feedback on the best areas to live in the Dartmouth area. We would like to purchase some property without going underwater trying to do this. I would like to keep my commute under 30 minutes each way. It's hard to get a good feel for a community via the internet. Anyone have the skinny on Lyme, Orford or Enfield? It looks like Canaan has a flooding issue. Any information would be very much appreciated.