Health Management Associates

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Health Management Associates Reviews

Updated April 10, 2014
Updated April 10, 2014
45 Reviews
2.6
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Health Management Associates President, CEO, and Director Gary D. Newsome
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very poor management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Health Management Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    No that good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Underpayment Specialist  in  Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Underpayment Specialist in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Health Management Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The opportunity to work with different healthcare products

    Cons

    Leadership does not work for helping the employees they work for the bonus they received

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Who is managing the manager? No one they work above the law without being put in check

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overworked

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CNA  in  Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - CNA in Melbourne, FL

    I have been working at Health Management Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Health Benefits are decent, Coworkers are great and pull together

    Cons

    Overworked, Tired, no family life. Short staffed, middle management doesn't stay so staff has no guidance We get sick time but when you take it there is a penalty, 1Supplies are lilmited for patients,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys need to look into why middle management and patient care staff are short lived

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    More work with less staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lake City, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake City, FL

    I have been working at Health Management Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Rural Hospital. Pleasnt staff ( well those that Management has not run off yet. Easy to get hired when they are hiring

    Cons

    working harder with less staff. Taking on more procedures with out the appropiate staffing levels to safely complete . Unable to hire replacement staff for those that leave facility. Informed last week that we will be unable to accrue Vacation time for the next 4 months and there will be no Raises at all this year ( there goes my 1%). Benefits are poor unless you go to an HMA facility. Corprate Management has shown time and time again they truely do not care about the Employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about your employees and your patient satisfaction scores will go up and so will your compensation form medicare.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company puts money before employee satisfaction and patient care

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Health Management Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large stable company with many facilities all over the US

    Cons

    No loyalty to long term employees. It is difficult to get approval to hire necessary employees or purchase equipment needed for patient care. They make promises to physicians to get them hired, but then do not provide the resources to support them. They continue to cut staff and expect others to absorb the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide the resources to hospitals and clinics to adequately take care of patients. At least visit the hospitals for which you are denying funding for necessary staff and equipment. Provide adequate staff to keep up with all of the controls or policies so everyone isn't set up to fail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mediocre at best.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Health Management Associates

    Pros

    Co-workers are great.....we have a great supportive team of healthcare associates that give their all to their patients.

    Cons

    Antiquated equipment...slow with response to employee requests to update needed supplies and equipment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very backward software

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Health Management Associates

    Pros

    I was unemployed for almost nine months and was very happy to get a job. The interview process wasn't very hard which should have been a tip off of things to come.

    Cons

    So far just about everyone that I have worked with in my short time there would rather be working somewhere else. The computer software is so old. They don't even have electronic charting yet and from the looks of it, don't intend to have it any time soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop moving management around from hospital to hospital- really see what is happening within the hospital to see what needs to be changed. In less than two months I've already seen a lateral move that made no sense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Salaried employees

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    Current Employee - HH RN
    Current Employee - HH RN

    I have been working at Health Management Associates

    Pros

    Working with this small community hospital means working with a very professional and caring group of people from nursing, to therapy to ancillary staff. HMA recognizes and supports all levels of staff through multiple recognition programs throughout the year.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, HMA does not demonstrate recognition of the uncompensated hours the salaried staff must work in order to meet the expectations of the job. Salaried for 40+ (undefined) hours does not even begin to cover the 50-60+ hours it takes to complete a week of home health care. And, the majority of the staff provide exemplery care as evidenced by a large referral base,JACHO compliance and positive patient satisfaction scores. 1-2% raises (with no raises for 2009), no COLA, and the loss of our matching retirement funds has left many of us with a diminishing income that started long before the economy began it's decline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As intelligent professionals we all recognize the need to tighten our belts, however we also recognize that our compensation in inequitable and needs to be adjusted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work without decent pay.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Access Associate
    Former Employee - Patient Access Associate

    I worked at Health Management Associates

    Pros

    I was taught several different jobs in my year at HMA. Upon my arrival at HMA I was taught PBX (switchboard) operations, admissions (collection of patient demographics), and insurance verification of many types.

    Cons

    The downsides to working at this specific HMA facility are: not knowing what shift you will be working or when, never having a definate schedule, and not being feeling as though your hard work is apprecaited. In my opinion the department that I worked in could have been better managed by someone who had previous knowledge of the admissions aspect of health care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees in the admissions department work very hard and should be paid accordingly. Essentailly your hospital could not run effectivley without them. I feel that your hospitals would run smoother if your department heads had knowledge of the work their employees are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Look at other hospital operators

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Controller  in  Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Controller in Naples, FL

    I have been working at Health Management Associates

    Pros

    Hospital benefits are fairly good- employees are 100% covered for services within a HMA facility

    Cons

    Terrible vacation benefits- only 2 weeks per year for the first 4 years of service!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will lose talent if you don't improve vacation policy and work/life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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