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Health Management Associates Reviews

Updated January 2, 2015
Updated January 2, 2015
47 Reviews
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Health Management Associates President, CEO, and Director Gary D. Newsome
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  1.  

    Positive in all facts and measures

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Yakima, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Yakima, WA

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

    Pros

    comradarie, work life balance, and locations

    Cons

    long term future of the company is in transition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think long term

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work, people genuinely care about each other.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Naples, FL

    I have been working at Health Management Associates full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is professional and hardworking. People treat each other like family.

    Cons

    The company is ging through a merger and will be closing.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poorly managed at every level.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Health Management Associates

    Pros

    None. Don't waste your skills with them.

    Cons

    Terrible planning and budgeting. Ridiculous information systems. They cannot access the data needed to make straightforward business decisions. When they fail to meet their ludicrous budgets they "solve" the problem by laying off staff-- but they never seem to lay off the bozos that budgeted badly in the first place.

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poor experience in every way

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Health Management Associates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Besides the fact that I am resigning? Generally, the worker bee level employees are very good to work with and care about each other. Because there are a lot of hospitals run by them, you can transfer - IF they feel like letting you.

    Cons

    Not enough room or time to give a complete report, but the biggest con is that the sole purpose for this company's existence is to make money, hand over fist. Fortune 500 Company where money matters, and corners are cut at the patient level so the stock stays profitable and the executives look good on paper. Having also been a patient, care was frequently non-existent and/or unsafe due to extremely poor staffing. Department directors found out they were being fired by finding an advertisement online for their position. This company has absolutely NO morals or ethics. Insurance is expensive and horrible. Retirement plan is a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a college level ethics course, pay attention in class and learn a few new things, and quit bullying and abusing your employees. Hopefully Community Health Systems will come in and clean house. Maybe the takeover will be a positive thing for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    This was a good learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They have self-funded health insurance plan
    There are a lot of hard working people in this company

    Cons

    Progress is slow and planning seems to be an after-thought

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Planning

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    More work with less staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company does not support their employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Emergency Room Nurse in Spring Hill, FL
    Current Employee - Emergency Room Nurse in Spring Hill, FL

    I have been working at Health Management Associates full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Self Scheduling, flexible uniform code.

    Cons

    Low pay, lack of management support and visibility, lack of credible CEU's only provides the basic requirements. Slow ER process of patients, no working system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be applicable education for the department. Upper management needs to be more visible to be plugged into what works and doesn't work in the department and who is an effective worker and who is just taking up space with very little productivity. Increase pay to be more competitive instead of sending out emails that state you are giving pay equitable raises and then not following thru. You will have an increase in job satisfaction if you do these simple steps and retain your nurses instead of losing employees to all other local hospitals and being short staffed on a day to day basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company puts money before employee satisfaction and patient care

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Health Management Associates full-time (more than an 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registration in Amory, MS
    Current Employee - Registration in Amory, MS

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

    Pros

    I work with some really great people in some of the departments. I love working with patients and taking care of their needs.

    Cons

    This hospital is run by management who care about the all mighty dollar. My job title is one title description, however I work 4 different jobs for the price of one. I am doing jobs that nurses should be doing and not registration. Upper management does not care about their employees-we work with poor equipment that only works half the time, one raise in the 4 years I have been here, and the employees who do hard a job do not get recognized. They changed our ins plan from cigna, which was decent, to humana where premiums went up, then they tell us to take the lesser plan because we will save money, but if you look at it, by doing so, you will benefiting them because HMA is out less money on deductibles and oop expense. Hours are constantly being cut, but they expect you to do a 40-50 hour week job in 32 hours or so which leave employees disgruntled ergo effects patient care. We have lost many good and valuable employees because of policy changes, poor management, and no offering of competitive wages. I was so proud when I first started to work for a HMA hospital, but when I here patients complain of the care and the quality of our hospital, I just hang my head.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The programs upper management creates like getting to great, actually follow that slogan. Hire management that cares and listens to employee input. Invest in some new equipment and tell your employees what a good job they are doing. I know if I was told every now and then what a great job I was doing or I meant something to this company, doing 4 jobs for the price of one and the lack of a raise wouldn't hurt so bad. Invest, invest, invest....Invest in your employees and hospital to give the best service possibe then you would see more productivity out of your employees and happier patients. Give us an incentive to want to come to work and actually happy to be here....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not work here if you can help it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Health Management Associates full-time

    Pros

    Will take new grads
    70 hospitals nationwide and opportunities to transfer

    Cons

    Unloyal to employees
    Poor patient care/reputation
    Dangerously low staffing levels
    High turnover
    Do not incentivize education opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the associates and the future. No quarter to quarter numbers and promotions for upper management. Practice what you preach

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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