CMS Anne Arundel - page 2

They are advertising and I am wondering whether anyone can tell me something about the facility in Anne Arundel Country, Maryland. Thanks... Read More

  1. by   dml53
    Quote from antique nurse
    I work corrections in Indiana as a state nurse.Our medical department has been run by PHS the last few years.It has been a adjustment from the way it used to be,but I think it reflects what is going on in the street with budget tightening.Later this summer nursing will be going private and the 2 agencies in the running to take over nursing are PHS and CMS. This is cost cutting and saving more $ for this state.The bad part with either is whoever wins the contract the perks of our jobs will be gone and we won't be state nurses anymore.. We have fine benefits with the way it is now,the private company won't be able to compare,esp.when you have been state nurse a while.Whoever wins the contract will inherit many headaches, and one will be nurses to staff the prisons.I myself will ride this out right now and see who wins,but I for one will plan on being out of there once the takeover is done.Just thought to add my 2 cents on this.Thanks!!

    I work in pa state prison sci somerset phs is our service provider but nursing is still state employed Seems to be changes are in the wind not sure what but sounds like privatization. we have 2300 inmates, in the last year things have gone to hell. but the nsg staff are still trying very hard to maintain good practice and work for the better good of all. Dont see much point in hanging around any longer than i need to, its going to really go down the tubes in th enext year or so. All PHS is worried about is money and maintaining their jobs
  2. by   antique nurse
    Found out late this afternoon CMS underbid PHS in the state of Indiana and as a result CMS will take over medical care in our state on 1 Sept. 05. We as state nurses will lose our jobs with the state along with perks.It is the beginning of a long process and ideally effective ommunication from both side.Wewill see-just thought to post it here.
  3. by   jamangel
    Quote from antique nurse
    I work corrections in Indiana as a state nurse.Our medical department has been run by PHS the last few years.It has been a adjustment from the way it used to be,but I think it reflects what is going on in the street with budget tightening.Later this summer nursing will be going private and the 2 agencies in the running to take over nursing are PHS and CMS. This is cost cutting and saving more $ for this state.The bad part with either is whoever wins the contract the perks of our jobs will be gone and we won't be state nurses anymore.. We have fine benefits with the way it is now,the private company won't be able to compare,esp.when you have been state nurse a while.Whoever wins the contract will inherit many headaches, and one will be nurses to staff the prisons.I myself will ride this out right now and see who wins,but I for one will plan on being out of there once the takeover is done.Just thought to add my 2 cents on this.Thanks!!

    expect phs to probably lose their bid
  4. by   Kirstie04
    hello. I was just wondering which facility you worked for... was is TN-Memphis by any chance?


    QUOTE=Pattiecake]I have worked for CMS for the past 4 years. I find them to be a very professional, accountable organization. My paycheck has never been wrong. They have a fabulous orientation program. They have excellent benefits and great time off. They are supportive of the staff. Management staff is oriented in St Louis, at an all expense paid week in the nicest Sheraton Hotel I have ever seen. It was the most comprehensive week of orientation I have ever had in almost 40 years of being a nurse. I cannot say enough good stuff about CMS. Unfortunately they have lost the contract in our area to PHS. Have no idea of what expect from them. Anybody know PHS? I am supposing it is going to just be same church, different pew. But if anyone knows anything different about PHS, would love to hear it. Are there any surprises for me?

    Pat[/QUOTE]

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