– May 28, 2013
I am the former GM for this program. I DID NOT write this review.
MBLD – July 13, 2013
How can a General Manager not know? The VITAS program was not the first Hospice in the country. It is not the oldest. The VITAS program was started in Florida as "Hospice Care" by a nurse and a chaplain, and the there were hospices programs already around the country. The Connecticut Hospice in Bradford, CT. is he oldest. The Connecticut Hospice inaugurated hospice care in America in 1974. Since then, it has been the beacon and teacher of the growing hospice movement throughout the nation, and beyond.
Junie – June 17, 2013
I have worked for Vitas for ten years, and it is not a good company to work for any more. I guess we have new owners. I am a CC LPN and we barely have pts .and we have to use PTO time to make up hours. They raised our insurance out of pocket cost to $8,500.00 yearly that has to be paid before UHI pays their 80%, so basically we have no insurance. They will not let us collect unemployment insurance,because they say there is work in other programs, but it's not. And the strange thing is no one ,from Corp. on down, seems to care that we can't pay our rent or buy food,and that's just the essential things needed just to live. I need to find another job ,ASAP.
VitasEmp – April 5, 2013
Consider yourself lucky if you get a one hour lunch break. Try working a 16 hour shift with only 1 (ONE) paid 30 minute break and being told that if you want another break it has to be unpaid. You're lucky.
anonymouss – March 27, 2013
I agree. Been there, done that....almost destroyed my career with lies, deceptions and burn out Two thumbs way way down. It is unfortunate!!! Taking care of people at the end of life is supposed to be compassionate, selfless and money should be the last thing on their minds. They over work their staff and the CM's are over worked and burnt out which leads to mistakes and short cuts, leading ultimately to a decrease in quality of care. Not good. Worked very long hours, throughout many nights and never got paid for that. No breaks, lack thereof. Then, they wondered why the nurses were falling asleep in the team meetings. Trying to mandate overtime and work for admissions without being on-call. Calling after hours demanding to come back to work to do an admission and then stating that if the company was not a priority over family, school, etc-then we should leave. Also a manager stating, this is why we do not hire young, new mothers. WOW. Just a nightmare that I still relive all of the time, PTSD is what I suffer from this place. (These are my own experiences and not stating that every branch and everybody is like this there but through my experience, it was a never ending nightmare).