Okay folks, got an email. One takes what comes through here with a grain of salt, so let's leave off the hysterics and reply with candor and tact. I was going to reply (and will, but in a comment), but I figured you all needed a chance. Personally, I think that they should run, not walk to the nearest exit from that experience.
Read with interest the blogs on E$$ent. Our Board is considering leasing to E$$ent or another group. What advice would you give? What questions should be asked of the company? It seems like you have some disgruntled ex-employees blogging - or who knows maybe they are enlightened employees. Your board had glowing reports about ESSEnt....
How has patient care changed? How has staffing ratio nurse to patient changed? How have physicians received the change? What has been patient reaction - your board seems to have only glowing reports? How has the census been since the change over? Have you seen an increase in transfers out of your facility? How many people did Essent lay off when they came in? Have they kept their promises for expansions and infusion of capital?
How did they handle accrued benefit packages (accrued days off, accrued sick time, retirement benefits, etc) upon take over. Did all employees have to reapply for their jobs? What happened to CEO, CFO, CNO, other upper management and department heads? What did they consolidate - HR, IS, Accounting, etc???? Is there planned union activity?
Any info provided will be helpful. Our employees are scared, concerned about their future, and upset that our Board is considering such moves. No one wants us to see us lose local control. But it appears that the Board is moving rapidly in that direction.