Health Management Associates Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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Health Management Associates President, CEO, and Director Gary D. Newsome
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Pros
  • a lot of hard working staff and leadership team members (in 4 reviews)

  • Local regular lower ranking folks (including most managers) are "good-people" just trying to work and make a living (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Yet no pay raise for the last 2 or 3 years due to company wide policy of no raises due to budget concerns (in 4 reviews)

  • Very high turnover of personal, due to lack of vision and stability in management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent processes. They do the right thing, all the time.

    Cons

    Salary scale is lower than competition.


  2. They tried - but so much red tape got in the way

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naples, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great co workers. decent benefits - flexible work schedule and lunch schedule

    Cons

    lots of read tape. different entities need work together better and have better commutations


  3. Poor leadership and never ending change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Health Management Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast growing, give back to employees through small activities. Nice office, nice people, smart employees, nice equipment.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lack of policies, poor management, no expectations, no formal processes, change occurs too often, uncertain financial stability. Too many times management never follows through.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and take their suggestions seriously. Plan better before acting. Communicate more with staff. Mentor staff and train firsthand instead of just delegating.


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  5. Clinic nurse

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    Former Employee - Clinic Nurse in Fort Smith, AR
    Former Employee - Clinic Nurse in Fort Smith, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Health Management Associates full-time

    Pros

    Taking care of people in need

    Cons

    Poor pay. No raises. Benefits horrible

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your workers and they will provide excellent care and accountability to attendance and hours worked


  6. don't work for this company

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    Former Employee - Mid Management
    Former Employee - Mid Management
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Health Management Associates full-time

    Pros

    good if you are corporate employee, stock options were good when company was doing well. Good discounts on healthcare at organization owned hospitals and doctors

    Cons

    Terrible corporate leadership poor vacation time low salary

    Advice to Management

    Sell


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    Radiology Technologist

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    Former Employee - Radiology in Fort Smith, AR
    Former Employee - Radiology in Fort Smith, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff was awesome to work with.

    Cons

    Constant change in Administration made it difficult to build community confidence.


  8. Patient Care comes second to drama

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    Former Employee - Surgical Services in Winder, GA
    Former Employee - Surgical Services in Winder, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Health Management Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get a paycheck... that's about the only pro there is to this place. Not much else to say there.

    Cons

    The hospital is so small that everyone gossips about everyone. No one has anything better to do than stir up the pot. It's sad because patient care comes second to drama. There is nothing nice about the place. There are so many problems and its something new everyday. They by no means have it together. They need a total revamp and its hard to say where to even start with that place. During the time I was there no one communicated with me about anything that was happening in the department. During the time that I was there I learned that they have had 45 nurses in a matter of 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire more staff. In all departments. If you pay people a comparable rate maybe they will be more willing to stay and not go to another facility.


  9. Extremely stressful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    get to Work from home.

    Cons

    Not enough employee support a

    Advice to Management

    Interact with employees


  10. Good opportunities to move up the ladder

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn and grow about hospital management.

    Cons

    Many executive jobs require you to move frequently.


  11. Great coworkers

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing in Naples, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Health Management Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the best thing about working for this company is coworkers...a lot of hard working staff and leadership team members.

    Cons

    the lack of corporate communication and support made it difficult to successfully meet departmental goals

    Advice to Management

    leadership at local facilities worked very hard to provide great care for the community...keep up the good work



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