Sunday, November 29, 2015
Thankful for Retirement
Before I retired I'd noticed the disconnect between language used by executives and their actions toward hospice employees. Generic Hospice employees suffered similar injustices as you've experienced under Gentiva, now Kindred. Although I must say Generic Hospice executives lacked the complete tone deafness of Kindred's leaders. Who gets $110,000 in relocation reimbursement and deserves another $250,000 for moving nearly two years after the hire? It's not a lowly hospice employee.
I noticed a Kindred subsidiary will pay the $250,000. It would be mildly interesting to know which one. It would be sad if it were the hospice division with staff burdened by health insurance cuts.
Our longtime medical director, a very talented hospice physician, advised executives to take care of their people with good pay, benefits, openness and respect. He'd seen properly treated staff provide great hospice care with little turnover. Last I heard he is widely ignored by Generic executives and turnover is through the roof. What does he know with decades of hospice experience?
Healthcare has become bizarre with the over-enrichment of management to the detriment of staff. The obsession of corporate profits over service is similarly distressing. These two pipers will be paid. I don't know how or when but it will happen. Just observing from my rocker,