Prison Health Services

  www.phscorrections.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Prison Health Services Reviews

4 Reviews

3.2
4 Reviews

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Rich Hallworth
2 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Good place to work just no retirement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL

    I worked at Prison Health Services full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay
    Ok benefits
    Ok management

    Cons

    No type of retirement benefits offered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to those who do the job every day not the HSA who pretends to know

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nano Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Provider  in  Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Medical Provider in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Prison Health Services

    Pros

    PHS allows front line medical providers to work 40 hrs as a four day work week. Salary meets the average for the state. A dedicated health care staff provide compassionate, high quality care to an often tough population to serve. The good stuff ends there.

    Cons

    Prison Health Service's function is to provide quality health care to prisoners while saving the bankrupt state of Michigan some money, not a small task. The medical professionals providing the onsite care are well educated, competent and sensitive to cost issues. PHS Regional Medical Directors (RMD) screen specialty referrals. The process to obtain a specialist visit for an inmate is time consuming, cumbersome, and fraught with barriers set up by the RMD's. To appeal a denied referral one must spend hours, this is no exaggeration, on the phone with the RMD's. This has led to poor outcomes and some critical incidents for the patients.

    The RMD's additionally will make changes to patient's medical management (prescriptions) during these unfortunate phone calls. Medical providers are mandated to implement these changes or justify their use of medications. The RMD's provide these directives without the benefit of seeing the EMR or patient record of any kind. Disturbing is the only word that comes to mind. Also results in poor health outcomes.

    PHS has very poor time off benefits. The first 2 days of sick time is taken from an employee's "vacation time". Employees get 12 days of vacation/year. Eight hours of this is required to be kept in a "reserve bank" for a sick day. One does accumulate "sick time" but it cannot be used unless you are off longer than 3 days. Once you are out longer than 3 days, you are encouraged to file for FMLA. Essentially, one gets 11 days a year total for sick and vacation.

    If you are a medical professional with a brain and integrity, I recommend avoiding this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your medical providers are a well educated, critically thinking, compassionate group of professionals. We are sensitive to the current economic conditions, and understand that some services need to be rationed. If any one of us is pushing a specialty referral, it is most likely in the best interests of the patient. In my short experience of 4 months with PHS, I believe that there have been several hospitalizations that could have been avoided by listening to, instead of debating, your front line staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Some great people, but not very many good managers.

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

    I have been working at Prison Health Services

    Pros

    Family friendly. A lot of good people in the field and in middle management. Reasonable compensation and benefits package compared to industry. Interesting work. Makes a difference to people.

    Cons

    A great place to be a VP or executive, but the VPs themselves aren't that great. Not a good place to be promoted from within. Compensation and bonus plan below VP level grossly out-of-whack with executive compenstion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the rest of us as if we were as valuable as your VPs. We're the ones on the front lines who execute on a daily basis.

    Disapproves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Changing -ve behaviour into +ve

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Psychologist  in  Nellore (India)
    Current Employee - Psychologist in Nellore (India)

    I have been working at Prison Health Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Making People suffering from Psychological Problems into Healthy by counseling and behavioural modification theraphy. By training Vocationally they become productive in the Society.

    Cons

    This Department serves the Public in a way that it can gives a type of confidence in it. and to the inmates also can lead their life by themself after getting relised from it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of scope is there in this department for advice management. We can able to advice the prisoners in such a way that they are respected by the people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Worked for Prison Health Services? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.