The many positive reviews are by management personnel. We have lost dozens of quality nurses and ancillary staff since Lifepoint took over. In addition, with the environmental crew they brought in, the facility is filthy. Understaffed units is the norm now, and patient care is at an all time low. Most of the staff is looking for other positions. They are for profit, for sure, and it is not the employees who are profiting.
Productive workplace, with constant change as a Float MA
Medical Assistant - Float (Former Employee) – Ennis, TX – April 19, 2016
Lifepoint is a very productive workplace. Always new changes, and new physicians to the facility. I was able to work in various positions from Pediatric, General Surgery, Urology to OB/Gyn. I am very appreciative of the opportunity that was given to me. My team was very enthusiastic, eager to learn and to teach in their field of expertise. When the childbirth center closed at out facility, it was a very sad time as we all lost our positions. Our patients were in turmoil basically, scrambling to find new physicians to accept their insurance and upset physicians they grew close with had to leave. I loved working in pediatrics and OB/Gyn, getting to know and care for patients before and after childbirth was an amazing experience. Sincerely hope to get the opportunity in the future. Nursing school will be complete and I pray good things lie ahead.
Healthcare, no raises or advancements in employment
Great company for enhancing skills. They stand by, and demonstate their mission to Making Communities Healthier.
Regional Director of Care Management (Current Employee) – Brentwood, TN 37027 – April 16, 2016
Typical Mondays are spent driving and flying to whatever hospital I go to. Tuesday's, Wednesday's, and maybe part of Thursday's are working in the hospital next to the Director of Care Management looking at processes, goals, and action plans for improving their hospitals readmissions, claim denials, discharge planning, social service, and documentation to be sure Medicare and commercial insurance needs are met. Then travel home on Thursday, and work from home on Friday.
I now have an increased knowledge related to Provider and Case Management documentation needs for Medicare. I have learned how to develop a UM Plan and Discharge Planning Policy.
Me and my co-workers get together quarterly to touch base on our own practices to be sure we are all following the same expectations for our own hospitals.
The hardest part of the job is going to the corporate office and sitting in a conference room developing policies and procedures for 3 or 4 days straight.
The best part of the job is working with the Directors in hospitals and helping them improve all of the above and then seeing those results in the monthly reports from Finance and Quality leaders.
The side-by-side education at the hospitals and knowing it's appreciated.
Long nights in a hotel room working on reports to be sure they don't cut into weekend time at home.
Corporate Business Office Director (Former Employee) – Brentwood, TN – January 7, 2016
This company is a very progressive, fair healthcare organizations whose strength is investing in their people. The company has tremendous growth over the past 5 years and dedicates their mission to improving healthcare in small community hospitals.
I have enjoyed my time at this position. I value my team and co-workers. I learned to include my team instead of trying to accomplish every goal single handed. The hardest part of the job is not getting the support from senior staff or corporate office.
Medical Billing Specialist/Collection (Former Employee) – Athens, TN – August 5, 2013
Working with patient account and billing. Co-workers are great to work with. The hardest part of the job is dealing with unsatisfied patients. The medical field and insurance can be very interesting to work with.
Great job in a busy for profit healthcare company. I enjoy being able to help improve processes and aid in the efficiency of the directors in the field. I take pride in my work and get satisfaction in knowing that I was able to make a positive impact on someone or that I was repsonsible for making their life easier.
Director (Former Employee) – Brentwood, TN – February 7, 2013
The management practices of LifePoint are not conducive to long-term sustainability. Exhorbitant Executive Officers' compensation and shareholder return are delivered at the expense of sufficient number of hospital personnel, adequate equipment, training, and adequate compensation for hospital employees.