Health Management Associates

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Health Management Associates Reviews

Updated 10 August 2014
Updated 10 August 2014
44 Reviews

2.6
44 Reviews
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Health Management Associates President, CEO, and Director Gary D. Newsome
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  1.  

    It was a wonderful and an experience I will always treasure

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    Former Employee - Main Receptionist/Administrative Assistant  in  Naples, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Main Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in Naples, FL (US)

    Pros

    The people who worked for Health Management became good friends to me. I learned so very much just talking to various clients, colleagues and vendors each day.

    Cons

    Just very disappointed the way things ended with the buy out of CHS

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Corporate knows Nothing about how hospitals should run

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    Former Employee - Chaplain  in  Naples, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Chaplain in Naples, FL (US)

    Pros

    Helping Patients feel safe and loved

    Cons

    Too low of salaries. only senior management gets paid well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All corporate executives should have past hospital expereince

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    OK

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    Former Employee - Insurance Reimbursement Specialist  in  Sarasota, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Insurance Reimbursement Specialist in Sarasota, FL (US)

    Pros

    Chance to work overtime for most people

    Cons

    The opportunity for growth is not as it appears

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more training

    No opinion of CEO
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    HMA

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    Former Employee - Medical Technologist  in  Monroe, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Monroe, GA (US)

    Pros

    The particular HMA hospital that I worked for was accomodating to working mothers and flexible with scheduling.

    Cons

    The pay rate compared to surrounding hospitals was far less than competitive. Management would act like they cared and that employees opinions mattered but it was clear that they didn't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more visible by department rounding and implement a better competitive salary package.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Don't expect competent management or staff

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    Current Employee - Technical Analyst  in  Melbourne, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Melbourne, FL (US)

    Pros

    Relatively easy if you don't want to work.

    Cons

    Poor Management, Poor Project Management, Implements systems that have not been tested.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay is less than average for area, office culture is very political, and incompetent management and staff with no repercussions for those you don't know how or cannot complete their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The worst place I have ever worked.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You get paid instead of living on the streets. You get a 30 minute unpaid lunch break. The office is nicely decorated.

    Cons

    It seems that poor management is a part of the culture at HMA, from the home office, the hospitals to the billing office. When you have poor managers mentoring others, what do you expect? The few good people have left. We worked long hours under a tremendous amount of pressure where your only point of evaluation is how much money you collect. No one considers whether you know the rules or regulations, whether you treat people kindly, whether you care about your customers. There are no opportunities for growth unless you are a young, white man with a college degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please please consider evaluating how you treat people. Treat people as if God is watching.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    hard work everyday

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    Current Employee - Staff RN  in  Van Buren, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Van Buren, AR (US)

    Pros

    small and friendly little hospital

    Cons

    short staffed much of the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    company merging with a huge company.many changes too soon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    All in all, stay away!

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    Former Employee - No Comment No Repercussions  in  Naples, FL (US)
    Former Employee - No Comment No Repercussions in Naples, FL (US)

    Pros

    Nice geographical location.
    Local regular lower ranking folks (including most managers) are "good-people" just trying to work and make a living.

    Cons

    Upper management is more concerned about cutting corners and saving a buck to line their pockets with (prior or Community Health's acquisition). Don't know how it is now.
    Last CEO while I was there, Gary Newsom, was a dismal person. No personality. Very grim, glum. Left country when he left HMA. Not sure what that was all about. Nothing great happened with his hiring.
    The CFO, while I was there, reminded me of the classic caricature of the slimy, greedy, untrustworthy used car salesman. You just wanted to wash your hands if you shook it.
    The biggest problem I saw? Nepotism. The rise of people in the company because of who they knew or were related to. Nothing to do with their value or skill. This is at corporate office. I overheard many times the popularity contest between the hospital CEOs and higher-ups (or whatever they're called) with the home office 'executives'. Very worrisome situation in my mind. The company was supposed to be about how to help those who need help, not how to get-rich-quick or how to become someones pet at home office.
    Pay was not comparable with the rest of the industry, or country, depending on your specialty. My pay was severely depressed come to find out. Yet no pay raise for the last 2 or 3 years due to company wide policy of no raises due to budget concerns. However, the upper management flauted their high dollar cars and mansions for all to see. Usually the high dollar cars would show up in the garage after their bonuses arrived. Very bad morale issues came from this. Crass. Foul. Just plain bad manners and bad taste. I mean, driving your brand new Ferrari and parking it in your reserved spot in the company garage after telling everyone there is no money for raises or bonuses!? Driving a different high dollar car to work each week/month. Really!?!?!?!? Tacky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up.
    If you truly are a christian company, act like it! The whole 'god wants you to have money' thing is just....I don't know. The whole idea of making money off other people for your own personal gain is just, icky.
    Take care of those that make you successful. Express gratitude in salary, bonus, but as important as that, in acknowledgement of accomplishments.
    Don't treat those in the hospitals/facilities as 2nd rate citizens to be used as pawns in your 'master plan to conquer the world'. I know it sounds dramatic, but that's how you make people feel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay far, far away!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chester, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chester, SC (US)

    Pros

    Local employees are wonderful, was just bought out by CHS, community health systems. Managers are pretty good. The nurse managers need to retire, been doing it too long. The other managers are still pretty good.

    Cons

    Cutting hours, not enough staff in any department. CEO is very strange and negative. CFO not in touch with needs. Pay is not great either. Don't value employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very poor management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Will not be a boring day in the office, able to come into contact with a variety of equipment and software.

    Cons

    Very high turnover of personal, due to lack of vision and stability in management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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