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Tarpon Springs, FL

#21 Jun 25, 2013
Hma sucks, I have worked for my hospital for 10 years. HMA bought the hospital, and they fired 30% of the staff. This week (06-2013)they have taken our PDO (vacation) away from all employees. Until????? They suck suck suck, Did I say they suck and only care about money money money..... The CFO runs the hospitals and have been on credit hold with differnet vendors on several occasions. They are the worst company ever...... the pay is the lowest in the area and have to resort to agency nurses. They also out sourced the dietary departet to Morrisons and the prices on food have gone up 65%. All the good doctors have gone to the local HCA hosptal and all we have left is C and D level staff. HMAs CEO quit last week and he was paid aprox. 10 Million a year. We have not gotten raises for 4 years and they even took our christmas parties away since 2009.
In The Red wrote:
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I can't answer your question. However as an Executive in Business Management ans Aquisitions, I can tell you this:
Your future new owner is not purchasing your health system for it's "financial stability" as your health system is approx.$350m in debt.
Your future new owner will make the purchase based on profitable growth potential alone. In doing so, one key element in the business plan would be employee retention (not necessarily at high management levels).
Engaging in employee retention would require that you take care of the employees that are already trained and job proficient. They can't afford to strip you of your benefits, cause you to seek employment elsewhere and have to abort the business plan to start cold call recruiting and training from ground zero.
I said all of that to say: You could reasonably expect to either retain your current benefits package, or possibly even secure a slightly more robust package.
Don't listen to morons like the person that called you stupid. You are simply being proactive, and rightly concerned about how all of this will impact your future.
GOOD LUCK!!!
HMA sucks Tampa

Tarpon Springs, FL

#22 Jun 25, 2013
They just bought BAYFRONT hosptal in St Pete. FLA. Now they are renaming several of the fl hosptials to BAYFRONT HEATH (Hosptal Name)
The powers to be think ths will bring doctors and patients
They need to spend some money and fix the olds hospitals they have...
Our facility looks like it was built 25 years ago, but is only 7 years old.... We have gone thru 5 adminstrations in the last 7 years..... They bring in 25 YO guys just out of Grad school and they think they know how to run a hospital. We have had serveral depts out sourced also - they do not care about the employees.

They send employees surveys to employees and tell us that they are anonyouious. We never fill them out. A month later we get a post card that says "we have not received your survey" thet track all surveys with a barcode on the bottom of the paper and I was told this by an x-HR eployee.... They are the worst... Everybody need to write to JCAHO and complain......
HMA sucks wrote:
Everything bad you read is true! But they forgot a few things. They will outsource every department they can ( kitchen, employee health, housekeeping, even medical records) They will also get rid of anyone who has a" do the right thing attitude".They also run with a staff so minimal, that it borders being dangerous.
Extremely Disappointed

Natchez, MS

#23 Jun 26, 2013
What a catastrophe! HMA is horrid. Everything I have read here has happened at our HMA facility. Cutting accrual of vacation benefits for employees after you are busted for fraud. SHAME ON YOU!! We hardly even make our hours to survive due to the fact they "send you home" due to low census but will work you short handed when busy.They absolutely will get rid of folks who try to do the right thing for the patients. I have worked for much better hospital systems ie, HCA, leaps and bounds better. I also heard that their executives at each hospital, ie chief nursing executive do not have the same crappy insurance that the employees have.
Stay away

Alachua, FL

#24 Jul 12, 2013
As a previous employee with HMA, all I can say run!!! Just as far away as you can! They will ruin you life! True, Medical record employees were all terminated for the job to be outsourced. Some had been there for more than 20 years and were just told one day, you no longer have a job...bye! No severance or anything! Now they can be blessed with getting 275. Per week from unemployment. I know of one that has lost her home and there is truly no sympathy! These people have no compassion except for their own pocket lining! I can understand why the CEO is running off to South America! He is ashamed and should be!
Disgruntled

Spring Hill, FL

#25 Aug 3, 2013
HMA has;

Made staffing cuts that at times are dangerous. Like no trained ICU nurses working ICU.

Eliminated Paid Time Off accrual to employees.

Quit purchasing supply's, including critical care life support equipment.

Pays the lowest in every market it is in.

Rewards its management staff for profit, despite the lowest admissions in years. Because they "pull back" benefits earned by every employee.

This hospital chain is RIPE for a unionization takeover. WHERE ARE THEY ??
Stay away

Concord, NC

#26 Aug 22, 2013
I have been employed by HMA for about a year. So bad I got myself out of there! There are the most uncaring for their employees, go I mean"associates", that I have ever seen. They only care about the all mighty dollar! Employees are terminated from there for no reason. If you are considering working ther, take heed! RUN!,,
Stay away

Concord, NC

#27 Aug 22, 2013
Disgruntled wrote:
HMA has;
Made staffing cuts that at times are dangerous. Like no trained ICU nurses working ICU.
Eliminated Paid Time Off accrual to employees.
Quit purchasing supply's, including critical care life support equipment.
Pays the lowest in every market it is in.
Rewards its management staff for profit, despite the lowest admissions in years. Because they "pull back" benefits earned by every employee.
This hospital chain is RIPE for a unionization takeover. WHERE ARE THEY ??
AMEN!,,
Employee

Wake Forest, NC

#28 Aug 23, 2013
They are being merged anyway so anything is better than what it was. Low moral, low pay only people who gets the benefits are the people at corporate. They don't care about the workers.
Former HMA

Spring Hill, FL

#29 May 12, 2014
Only for the most desperate is this a place to work. Absolutely no commitment to doing the "right thing" Just the cheapest way.
I cant even begin to tell all the new experiences I have had, suspending vacation and 401 accural? Yep. Being notified on Friday at 430pm you are going to be suspended on Monday if you dont have an updated CPR card(with no classes offered). Disciplinary actions based on he said she said with no documentation. The culture is do as ordered by physician (ownership stake) even if it is wrong and against clinical practice in you're field of expertise. Termination with absolutely no HR contact, paperwork or explanations. Managers that routinely break corperate integrity asking clinicians to "robo-sign" training at meetings and even distribute advanced certification cards to staff without providing a class. I may not have a job, but I sleep well at night knowing I do "the right thing" The newest owner, CHS seems happy how things are being run and has not changed any policies, or implemented a company wide benefits package. All HMA hospitals now under the BAYFRONT brand have not changed one bit. RUN,,,,I mean RUN from this orginazation and dont look back.
Former HMA

Spring Hill, FL

#30 May 12, 2014
Disgruntled wrote:
HMA has;
Made staffing cuts that at times are dangerous. Like no trained ICU nurses working ICU.
Eliminated Paid Time Off accrual to employees.
Quit purchasing supply's, including critical care life support equipment.
Pays the lowest in every market it is in.
Rewards its management staff for profit, despite the lowest admissions in years. Because they "pull back" benefits earned by every employee.
This hospital chain is RIPE for a unionization takeover. WHERE ARE THEY ??
The union must be in cahoots somehow, they are not interested in organizing this company

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