American Hospice Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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  1. RN

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Virginia in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Virginia in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at American Hospice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours, Flexibility in schedules.schedules. Enviroment is not stressful compared to most hospice facilities.

    Cons

    Patient census changes frequently, and can determine work flow. If you dont understand hospice and pallitive care, it will be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Continue communication with administrations and adhere to audits and changes. Hire the best financial advisers and planners.


  2. Where Employees Go to Die

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Hospice full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff and Nurses- if you do hospice work, it is because you have a heart and care about those who are dying..

    Cons

    If you value your license, job security and real patient care... do yourself a favor and head to the next hospice down the street. This company does not care about employees. They have no real strategy, they do not pay their vendors. Employees are in constant swirl with the revolving door of turnover whether its nurses, or managers. The workloads are outrageous, the expectations are insane. In the interview they make offers on the spot to hook you, then effectively begin to treat you like a replaceable checkerboard piece. You often are placed in positions that are gravely compromising to your licensure and ethical credibility. The leadership high horse is visible from day one... they mete out demands that only robots could fulfill, have no real sense of feet on the street needs, nor do they provide the necessary tools and resources to be completely successful in your role. The company has been for sale the past few years, there are no buyers because it is not financially or internally healthy enough to warrant an offer. There are tons of reputable hospice care options in Atlanta, both for patients and employees. If you were considering this toxic waste facility... RUN... really fast to the next one down the street.

    Advice to Management

    release, reset and reboot. Get people who understand the business of healthcare, couple that with people who live and breathe adequate patient care.


  3. VP

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Hospice full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Small company, good salary, great reputation for clinical care

    Cons

    Small company, micro mgt, hostile working conditions

    Advice to Management

    Don't micro manage. Trust your people to do their jobs. Lastly, working in a hostile environment is not productive.


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  5. VP

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Hospice

    Pros

    its ok to work here flexible when you have kids

    Cons

    no room for advancements/ pay

    Advice to Management

    make sure this is what you want to do


  6. Started out as wonderful, then it reached the point where $ were more important than quality healthcare

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admission Nurse in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Admission Nurse in Richmond, VA

    I worked at American Hospice full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Place great emphasis on new hire orientation; Team work was great about nursing staff

    Cons

    Balancing personal and professional could be challenging; Benefits (insurance) was costly to the employee; No real opportunities for career advancement

    Advice to Management

    I know the bottom line is important and without money, there would be no jobs. Instead of making cuts at the actual direct patient care level, maybe look at eliminating positions in mid and senior management (along with their assistants).


  7. Helpful (1)

    Compassionate care of terminally ill and their families

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Hospice (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    wonderful caring staff, work well together, provide compassionate care for patients and families alike, very giving people with hearts of gold

    Cons

    lack of adequate supplies, lack of adequate staffing, new management with backwards priorities who do not support employees but make poor purchasing decisions and then look only at bottom line - staffing ratios are a joke and put nursing licenses on the line; "PRN"nurses not given raises or bonuses, but expected to work holidays and in past were at least paid time-and-one-half for holiday hours worked, no longer! Now only FT people will be paid 'holiday'time

    Advice to Management

    listen to your nursing staff ... we know how to care for patients and families and we know how much help we need and the supplies we need to do our job right and without "prn "nurses you would totally sink so you better start making pay raises and reinstate the holiday pay if you expect us to work


  8. Helpful (1)

    Only cares about their bottom line

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nursing Supervisor
    Former Employee - Nursing Supervisor

    I worked at American Hospice full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You will meet a lot of nice people that do grunt work like you do 25 cent drinks in the break room Fair to good benefits, but they don't outweigh what you will sacrifice to remain employed with their company

    Cons

    Senior management is only concerned about money and has no compassion for patients/families or their employees. They will screw you over in a heartbeat. Upper management is incompetent in their leadership and clinical skills leaving those in the field nursing supervisors in the office with no support and condemning them when things go awry. They also say there is no money for annual raises but fly their corporate people around the country frequently putting them up in full service hotels, eating at five star restaurants, and getting their own rental cars. All of this profit coming from people that are dying.

    Advice to Management

    Get (and keep!) good managers and let go of the bad ones. Unfortunately, you run off the good people and promote the lousy ones.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Embracing Hospice - No Caring or Compassion for Employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - On-Call Nurse in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - On-Call Nurse in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at American Hospice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Clinical competence of on-call nurses

    Cons

    Total clinical incompetence of clinical mgmt - no recent clinical experience; poor clinical judgment Untrustworthiness of administration and management Harassment and micromanaging of professional staff Too much "passing the buck" - managers do not communicate process/progress in resolving patient issues Pass over employee concerns - no support Administrators "on-call" pass the buck and leave nurse unsupported

    Advice to Management

    Replace current clinical mgmt with C-O-M-P-E-T-E-N-T, more recently clinically-active RN Survey your professional staff about above concerns - will HAVE to be anonymous



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