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Health Management Associates President, CEO, and Director Gary D. Newsome
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "HMA we make sure Executives get what they want no matter how wrong they maybe."

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In my particular case proximity to my home is the primary reason why I stay there. The pay is decent as well. If it weren't 10 minutes from my house I'd definitely be looking for something else. The people that work in this area for this company are typically very cordial, the management is not. I'm really trying on this one, but it's really a tough question.

    Cons

    Medical Insurance is far below average and they actually require that you have most or all of your medical care in an HMA facility, severely limiting your choices and options regarding healthcare. On top of this most everything is either a $250 deductible or $500. The 401k is held with a historically poor performing albeit low fee management company. In 5 years I've lost 11%. They match a paltry 3%. If you want average or better systems to help you with your job, look elsewhere. HMA uses the latest from 1985 to run their entire enterprise. You'll love working in accounting and calling I.S. to run the simplest of reports where you needed all of 1 page of information yet 300 pages print at your printer (if it's working) an hour later. The pay is average, but don't worry you'll be sending it back in your $105 bi-weekly copay for insurance. It pays to ask management questions, you'll reap great rewards in laughter as their answers clearly shows they're far less competent than most of their employees. There's really just too much to list here.

    Advice to Management

    Scrap just about everything you do. IS at the corporate level is a major culprit here. Throw them all out and start over, might be the best answer at this point. They have become the seasoned politicians looking to make their jobs easier while at the same time making sure they keep it. Little regard is held in what systems may affect users or what capability those systems may have in use. If the system is price comparable, is easy for corporate I.S. to manage, and interfaces with existing ancient mainframes you can bet HMA will be using it. It won't matter if it's lacking the features of most of it's competitors or if it's barely scalable. Corporate I.S. has turned into a department looking out only for themselves damning the very employees and the company they work for. Executives have devised a plan which they think is very effective, I call it Officer Chairs. If an officer of a hospital isn't performing to standard at one facility they move him to a Hospital which is performing well and move the officer at that hospital to a poor performing one. What exactly does this accomplish? From what I can tell the company has to fit a $25,000 bill every time they want to move someone. Little changes in the grand scheme of things because the officer is still doing whatever corporate executives desire him/her to do. Never do they look at the possibility that it was indeed someone at corporate whom said officer was reporting to that was actually making the mistakes bringing down the Hospital. One might wonder with all these issues regarding corporate level decisions if anyone has ever been held accountable for their mistakes. Well you can stop wondering, executives are untouchable at HMA. A recipe for disaster if I've ever heard one.

      Last but not least, HMA needs to really look at where it's competition is if they want to stay competitive. Twenty years ago you could run a hospital the way HMA does, but things have changed drastically. Burke if you want this company to succeed it's time to get rid of just about every executive that has been there over 2 years. New blood and new ideas are about the only thing that's going to rock the boat enough to get it off the shore.


  2. "Burke Whitman is doing a good job. It'll be interesting to see if he can turn this company around."

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Naples, FL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The corporate staff is so small that one gets a chance to know all the players. In some departments (I guess depending on the manager), developing their employees is top priority. HMA has probably the best CFO training program in the industry.

    Cons

    Accountants run the company. Therefore, in order to increase margins, they customarily cut costs. Over the years, decreased in spending in infrastructure has come back to haunt the company. What used to be their competitive advantage, Information Systems, has become a burden.

    Advice to Management

    Look outside the industry for innovations. There comes a point in time that you can't admit everyone under the sun and that payers will decrease payments. If HMA seeks to be the #1 provider of health care services in term of quality, then they should leverage their name nationwide, especially in the Florida and Mississippi markets.

    Why start all the initiatives and spend all that money if not to build a recognizable brand? The days of "every market is different" excuse is over. Sole-source markets will be very competitive soon, if not already.

    Gain stability. Do things well. Build a brand. Leverage the heck out of it.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "EVS"

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    Former Employee - Evs in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - Evs in Jackson, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Health Management Associates full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job Security, co-workers, and ability to complete work

    Cons

    Outsourced EVS, new company has a different culture

    Advice to Management

    Think of the little guy when making big decisions


  4. Helpful (1)

    "This company does not support their employees."

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    Current Employee - Emergency Room Nurse in Spring Hill, FL
    Current Employee - Emergency Room Nurse in Spring Hill, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Health Management Associates full-time (Less than a 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 Management

    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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "This was a good learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Planning


  6. "Challenging and most times demanding work but excellent compensation packages"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Naples, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Health Management Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Located in SWFL, excellent weather. Corporate headquarters has small amount of people, you feel sort of like family. Excellent compensation package with bonus and stocks.

    Cons

    Extremely busy, have to serve 70 hospitals in various time zones.

    Advice to Management

    not a whole lot now that the merger is happening, wouldn't matter.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Exceptional learning position."

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    Current Employee - Negotiator in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Negotiator in Naples, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Health Management Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to innovate and see your progress.

    Cons

    Merging with CHS and the company will evolve.

    Advice to Management

    na

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Opportunities at a price"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth & advancement, benefits are great compared to others in the area.

    Cons

    Long hours, expectation seems to be that you make your job your life. Poor compensation.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "HMA has a very fast paced environment."

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    Current Employee - Confidential in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Confidential in Naples, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Health Management Associates full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    HMA's pay is extremely competitive

    Cons

    There is a lot of work-related stress at HMA.

    Advice to Management

    Be supportive of your staff.


  10. "hard work everyday"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Van Buren, AR
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Van Buren, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Health Management Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    small and friendly little hospital

    Cons

    short staffed much of the time

    Advice to Management

    company merging with a huge company.many changes too soon


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