Ozarks Medical Center Hospital
its pathetic

United States

#61 Sep 23, 2013
Only thumbs up I give for this place is they have stepped up the heart care team. Other than that Do Not waste your time
Moving to WP

Mount Pleasant, IA

#62 Oct 30, 2013
What is the pay like for RNs?
grave digger

Rogersville, MO

#63 Oct 30, 2013
its pathetic wrote:
Only thumbs up I give for this place is they have stepped up the heart care team. Other than that Do Not waste your time
do you know how old that hospital is?,,,the history behind it?,,,they were open when that big boiler explosion happened at the mine in caulfeild,,,not the same name of coarse,,,but still a hospital for the region with alot of history,,,just thought you should know that,,,
tim

Overland Park, KS

#64 Oct 30, 2013
OMC sucks as a whole. Yes they have good people working there but the way the place is managed if terrible. They got rid of there most senior experienced nurses a while back (over 30 just purged) this even further degraded there quality. From a fiscal management aspect they fail the acid test and over extended themselves by buying property for expansion then folded. Another stability indicator is there failure to retain specialized doctors. Additionally most recently they are closing there nephrology clinic. I would recommend that you carefully research them more because working there might hurt your professional reputation (unless your career path is mortuary sciences).
grave digger

Rogersville, MO

#65 Oct 30, 2013
tim wrote:
OMC sucks as a whole. Yes they have good people working there but the way the place is managed if terrible. They got rid of there most senior experienced nurses a while back (over 30 just purged) this even further degraded there quality. From a fiscal management aspect they fail the acid test and over extended themselves by buying property for expansion then folded. Another stability indicator is there failure to retain specialized doctors. Additionally most recently they are closing there nephrology clinic. I would recommend that you carefully research them more because working there might hurt your professional reputation (unless your career path is mortuary sciences).
will have to agree on the managed part,,,let the grave digger tell you a true story but without real names,,,there is a buisness owner of a buisness today that was in a manager position at omc,,,and the stupid bastard said out loud many of ears heard it,,,that omc was a money pit,,,and the way this person bragged about it made people think this buisness owner got his wealth through omc,,,but how did this person get this wealth?,,,this area is a welfare state area,,,goverment funded programs called medicaid and medicare,,,this is the reason for failure to retain specialized doctors,,,its called they cant pay a doctor enough,,,doctors or most of them have to pay off their student loans for yrs and like to shop at stores other then walmart or outlet stores and eat fast food,,,not a town to draw in the doctors who are from a big city,,,and have noticed any locals from here who become a doctor of sorts will finish school then come home to this area,,,but only for a little while,,,then leave,,,can you blame them?,,,nope,,,plus you have a few doctors who run this whole system and omc and will control who and what comes to this area for a reason,,,
Alex Drones

Sparta, MO

#66 Oct 30, 2013
OMC has no money, and with Affordable Care Act, it has only made the matters worse. I give it 7 to 8 months, and then sold to the highest bidder.
grave digger

Rogersville, MO

#67 Oct 30, 2013
Alex Drones wrote:
OMC has no money, and with Affordable Care Act, it has only made the matters worse. I give it 7 to 8 months, and then sold to the highest bidder.
is this obamacare really a bad thing?,,,they made the money hungry insurance company get rid of their plans that they sold to people but in reality when it came down to it wouldnt cover what the people thought they would cover,,,crap plans is the only reason they are cancelling them plans,,,cuz obamacare will make them cover everything in those plans,,,so how can omc sell out if everyone that comes in has insurance now?,,,and st johns or mercy wouldnt be a bad thing for this area,,,but then the old doctors of this area will have to follow what they say and that isnt gunna happen,,,thats why st johns building as ready to move in and then gone,,,now its the health dept building,,,this hometown group of doctors dont want until they get what they want,,,if you know what this means,,,omc will be around as long as west plains is around,,,forever,,,
Alex Drones

Sparta, MO

#68 Oct 30, 2013
grave digger wrote:
<quoted text>is this obamacare really a bad thing?,,,they made the money hungry insurance company get rid of their plans that they sold to people but in reality when it came down to it wouldnt cover what the people thought they would cover,,,crap plans is the only reason they are cancelling them plans,,,cuz obamacare will make them cover everything in those plans,,,so how can omc sell out if everyone that comes in has insurance now?,,,and st johns or mercy wouldnt be a bad thing for this area,,,but then the old doctors of this area will have to follow what they say and that isnt gunna happen,,,thats why st johns building as ready to move in and then gone,,,now its the health dept building,,,this hometown group of doctors dont want until they get what they want,,,if you know what this means,,,omc will be around as long as west plains is around,,,forever,,,
You need to do more research.
grave digger

Rogersville, MO

#69 Oct 30, 2013
Alex Drones wrote:
<quoted text>
You need to do more research.
why?,,,cuz the American people kept the left in power in washington?,,,what do you expect with the libral in charge,,,the only way to live life in todays world is to either vote the left out of power in this next mid term election,,,then in the big election 2016 or just go along with what the left makes laws and save yourself alot of stress,,,cuz you cant fight this obamacare until after the mid term and 2016 elections if the people are smart enough to vote in the right people,,,or just shut up about it already,,,ha haa haaa
Dave

Overland Park, KS

#70 Oct 30, 2013
There will be a big announcement coming Friday Nov 02, about the sale of OMC. Some management were notified today.
grave digger

Rogersville, MO

#71 Oct 30, 2013
Dave wrote:
There will be a big announcement coming Friday Nov 02, about the sale of OMC. Some management were notified today.
sure there is and if they do sell its not because of obamacare,,,its cuz of bad managment wanting to own that whole half of town,,,a little town thats mostly welfare,,,
tim

Overland Park, KS

#72 Oct 30, 2013
Moving to wp. Best advice I can give you is head north save yourself and get as far away from this shitpit as you can. In addition to what you've already read here I would ask you to consider factors like west plains lack of heavy substantial industry, low wages, high drug abuse rate, terrible public educational services (the collage is no more than a sports draw) heavy backwards rightwing nut job demeanor. Is this really a place you want to plant your flag? West plains is in its death throws don't die with it.
Annie

Ozark, MO

#73 Oct 30, 2013
Janet wrote:
Just checked out Penmac. Doesn't look like the hospital uses them for help with staffing. I am able to apply online, only I don't know what I am applying for!! It seems rather unorganized. Is this indicative of the hospital itself? I hope not!
I don't know if it's improved but when we moved here a few years ago, we asked around and were advised to use Baxter Medical Center in Mt. Home Arkansas. We have our family doctor there too and have been very happy with the care there so far. Going by what I hear I would say being unorganized is indicative of the Ozark hospital itself even now.
Annie

Ozark, MO

#74 Oct 30, 2013
grave digger wrote:
<quoted text>is this obamacare really a bad thing?,,,they made the money hungry insurance company get rid of their plans that they sold to people but in reality when it came down to it wouldnt cover what the people thought they would cover,,,crap plans is the only reason they are cancelling them plans,,,cuz obamacare will make them cover everything in those plans,,,so how can omc sell out if everyone that comes in has insurance now?,,,and st johns or mercy wouldnt be a bad thing for this area,,,but then the old doctors of this area will have to follow what they say and that isnt gunna happen,,,thats why st johns building as ready to move in and then gone,,,now its the health dept building,,,this hometown group of doctors dont want until they get what they want,,,if you know what this means,,,omc will be around as long as west plains is around,,,forever,,,
In my opinion it's not a good thing! Everyone that comes in there will not have insurance, yes all the low income people will cause that's the only group Obamacare is really going to help. Those that had insurance they were happy with are being cancelled and forced into Obamacare at rates higher than they are paying now. Why, cause under Obamacare you have to take coverage you don't really need, like maturnity care, pediatric care, birth control, etc. etc. Why does a person in the older age category, say 50 plus need all that? We don't but are forced to pay for it anyway. At the exorbanant costs of it cause it has coverage we don't really need alot of us will opt to pay the penalty instead, and go without insurance cause we can't afford to pay three times as much or more for the new policy. It was promised if we were happy with what we had we could keep it, also if we liked our doctors we could keep them but it appears that is not proving to be the case. So many of us that had insurance before won't have it now, and those that do sign up for it at the higher rate are the ones that will be paying for the poor that get it at a lower rate or get it free. Like those that are on medicade. In other words Obama is forcing us to not only pay for ours but for those that can't afford it too. It may be free or at lower cost to them but someone has to pay for it, and for the most part is is the middle class that will get screwed again! But then what else is knew? And actually even those that opt out of taking the Obamacare plan pay for others in the penalty they are going to be charged, so now not only are they going to be without insurance which they did have before, but they too will be paying for others in one way or another! I don't feel the government has the right to tell us what coverage we need or do not need, I feel that should be up to us. Actually I don't feel they should get involved at all, I believe health insurance is a personal responsibility not the governments.
tim

Overland Park, KS

#75 Oct 30, 2013
Annie wrote:
<quoted text> In my opinion it's not a good thing! Everyone that comes in there will not have insurance, yes all the low income people will cause that's the only group Obamacare is really going to help. Those that had insurance they were happy with are being cancelled and forced into Obamacare at rates higher than they are paying now. Why, cause under Obamacare you have to take coverage you don't really need, like maturnity care, pediatric care, birth control, etc. etc. Why does a person in the older age category, say 50 plus need all that? We don't but are forced to pay for it anyway. At the exorbanant costs of it cause it has coverage we don't really need alot of us will opt to pay the penalty instead, and go without insurance cause we can't afford to pay three times as much or more for the new policy. It was promised if we were happy with what we had we could keep it, also if we liked our doctors we could keep them but it appears that is not proving to be the case. So many of us that had insurance before won't have it now, and those that do sign up for it at the higher rate are the ones that will be paying for the poor that get it at a lower rate or get it free. Like those that are on medicade. In other words Obama is forcing us to not only pay for ours but for those that can't afford it too. It may be free or at lower cost to them but someone has to pay for it, and for the most part is is the middle class that will get screwed again! But then what else is knew? And actually even those that opt out of taking the Obamacare plan pay for others in the penalty they are going to be charged, so now not only are they going to be without insurance which they did have before, but they too will be paying for others in one way or another! I don't feel the government has the right to tell us what coverage we need or do not need, I feel that should be up to us. Actually I don't feel they should get involved at all, I believe health insurance is a personal responsibility not the governments.
Not to get off on a ACA rant but I think you are right about OMC being affected but for the wrong reason. I think OMC has enjoyed overcharging medicare and now they are going to have a tougher time screwing the private sector companies. This will in turn accelerate OMC's downward spiral.
yup

Oakland Gardens, NY

#76 Oct 31, 2013
tim wrote:
Moving to wp. Best advice I can give you is head north save yourself and get as far away from this shitpit as you can. In addition to what you've already read here I would ask you to consider factors like west plains lack of heavy substantial industry, low wages, high drug abuse rate, terrible public educational services (the collage is no more than a sports draw) heavy backwards rightwing nut job demeanor. Is this really a place you want to plant your flag? West plains is in its death throws don't die with it.
Caterpillar, Finemecanica (DRS), Regal Beloit (Marathon), Armstrong World (Bruce), Schneider Electric (Invensys), Bain Capital (Air-Evac) There are a few large corporations other than retail chain estatblishments.

You nailed it on some others such as the right wing nut job demeanor of law enforcement officers esp Shawn Rhoands and county government.
grave digger

Rogersville, MO

#77 Oct 31, 2013
Annie wrote:
<quoted text> In my opinion it's not a good thing! Everyone that comes in there will not have insurance, yes all the low income people will cause that's the only group Obamacare is really going to help. Those that had insurance they were happy with are being cancelled and forced into Obamacare at rates higher than they are paying now. Why, cause under Obamacare you have to take coverage you don't really need, like maturnity care, pediatric care, birth control, etc. etc. Why does a person in the older age category, say 50 plus need all that? We don't but are forced to pay for it anyway. At the exorbanant costs of it cause it has coverage we don't really need alot of us will opt to pay the penalty instead, and go without insurance cause we can't afford to pay three times as much or more for the new policy. It was promised if we were happy with what we had we could keep it, also if we liked our doctors we could keep them but it appears that is not proving to be the case. So many of us that had insurance before won't have it now, and those that do sign up for it at the higher rate are the ones that will be paying for the poor that get it at a lower rate or get it free. Like those that are on medicade. In other words Obama is forcing us to not only pay for ours but for those that can't afford it too. It may be free or at lower cost to them but someone has to pay for it, and for the most part is is the middle class that will get screwed again! But then what else is knew? And actually even those that opt out of taking the Obamacare plan pay for others in the penalty they are going to be charged, so now not only are they going to be without insurance which they did have before, but they too will be paying for others in one way or another! I don't feel the government has the right to tell us what coverage we need or do not need, I feel that should be up to us. Actually I don't feel they should get involved at all, I believe health insurance is a personal responsibility not the governments.
the grave digger doesnt ike it either,,,the goverment control,,,but under obamacare there is 2 plans,,,49 and under and 50 and older,,,and if you look at the law,,,it puts a stop to the big insurence plans,,,making them pay for what you pay for,,,but the reason the big insurence cost so much is cuz of the doctors fraud involved to them,,,its in the billions a yr,,,maybe not the doctors but the manager companies they hire,,,and it hard to cheat medicade and medicare,,,cuz they always get caught,,,but they sure do cheat the private company,,,and thats why its so out of control and obama tried something to stop them,,,the same way as the big banks,,,nobody was watching them until the crap hit the fan,,,there were a few people round here who got people crap loans like that for yrs for people round here just to make a sale,,,over priced jacked up prices on property and lied to the banks knowing the people couldnt afford the loan but got it anyway for them just to make a sale,,,and dont think they didnt,,,then walked away with their sales money in their pockets,,,and the other poster is right,,,if omc is selling out is cuz they cant screw the goverment programs no more or the private insurance company no more,,,and dont think that doesnt go on round here,,,cuz it does and has been for a long long time,,,thats why they change managers all the time,,,
tim

Overland Park, KS

#78 Oct 31, 2013
yup wrote:
<quoted text>
Caterpillar, Finemecanica (DRS), Regal Beloit (Marathon), Armstrong World (Bruce), Schneider Electric (Invensys), Bain Capital (Air-Evac) There are a few large corporations other than retail chain estatblishments.
You nailed it on some others such as the right wing nut job demeanor of law enforcement officers esp Shawn Rhoands and county government.
With exception of DRS which is running a skeleton crew. Look at the average wage and benefits of these companies. Ca. 8.39 hr not even a living wage and many of those employees qualified for assistance. Wage and benefits in this area are way below national average. Run Janet run.. don't. Do Look back.
grave digger

Rogersville, MO

#79 Oct 31, 2013
tim wrote:
<quoted text>
With exception of DRS which is running a skeleton crew. Look at the average wage and benefits of these companies. Ca. 8.39 hr not even a living wage and many of those employees qualified for assistance. Wage and benefits in this area are way below national average. Run Janet run.. don't. Do Look back.
whos fault do you think that is?,,,the locals who dont want higher wages paid or the company owners who try to move into these kind of areas cuz of the lower wages or the china man who makes things cheaper,,,
yup

Oakland Gardens, NY

#80 Oct 31, 2013
grave digger wrote:
<quoted text>whos fault do you think that is?,,,the locals who dont want higher wages paid or the company owners who try to move into these kind of areas cuz of the lower wages or the china man who makes things cheaper,,,
Caterpillar is the most recent one that made capital investments in recent times since manufacturing began an increasing trend of outsourcing. Southwest truck body already had some facilities. Regal Beloit wouldn't locate here in this labor /business environment. Invensys? There is not a large pool of skilled labor, inadequate infrastructure or transportation networks and facilities. there are literally thousand of communities offering land, facilities, tax incentives etc to attract industry...communities with more labor pool, more roads, more rail facilities, more water and sewer, greater internet and electrical grids, and they have a culture in surrouning town. Why on earth would a sensibly managed corporation do business in West Plains. 1. They already have a facility in place. 2 Cheap labor 3. Some of them have humanit...Regal Beloit closed Springfield facitly...where workers could disperse into the cities other employment opportunities...here, it would kill them, there is no where to go.

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