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American Hospice Reviews

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admission Nurse in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Admission Nurse in Richmond, VA

    I worked at American Hospice full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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).

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only cares about their bottom line

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

    I worked at American Hospice full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Embracing Hospice - No Caring or Compassion for Employees

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

    I have been working at American Hospice

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend

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