As many as 2,000 Dartmouth-Hitchcock employees will continue to work remotely in some capacity after the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.
Brenda Blair of Dartmouth-Hitchcock tells Valley News that the positions will influence at least part of the time in human resources, information technology, finance and clinical secretary services. The total includes about 13% of health system employees in general and nearly 20% of workers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.
“It increases our ability to recruit and retain our staff,” Blair said. “We employ workers outside of Vermont and New Hampshire.”
She characterized the current change as one from “far from necessity,” which the health care system adopted in March 2020 at the start of the pandemic, to “far from conception,” in which Dartmouth-Hitchcock took over. time to think about the best approach to working from a distance.
Blair said some employees work from home full-time, while others spend days in person with other co-workers.