Getting started

I’m not sure I fully understand the purpose of blogging but I intend to use the blog to help people get to know me, my views, and in the end challenge myself.  I was speaking with a close friend about a couple of blogs I like to visit, one is Visionary Healthcare by Roulon Stacey and the other is Running a Hospital by Paul Levy.  Both of these bloggers are hospital CEOs and the organizations they lead are high performing so I visit their blogs for insight. 

My friend, who also happens to be the God Mother of my son (so I obviously trust her), said “you should start a blog”.  So here I am, a blogger. 

I don’t know what I will blog about but I intend to discuss healthcare and the changing landscape of healthcare from my perspective.  I also plan to blog about raising a child because I only have 18 months of experience so everything is new and exciting!  I may even blog about living in the midwest which is a place unlike any other and the only place I can see myself living. 

In the end, I’m not sure more than a handful or people will read this blog but nonetheless I will make a commitment to post at least five times per week through the end of this year.

About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Executive Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. At GVMH we care for our families, friends and neighbors. We're committed to providing the safest, friendliest and most compassionate care to all we serve.
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15 Responses to Getting started

  1. Kristen Bertz says:

    Good luck and I’ll be in your handful…

  2. Tammy says:

    I am proud of you for stepping out there and trying out social media! I will look forward to reading your blogs.

  3. Meredith Cooper says:

    I think this is great! I will look forward to reading more!

  4. Michelle Schmidt says:

    One more and you’ve reached your handful!!!!! I think it’s a great idea!

  5. Carol Dymond says:

    Wooo hoooo! What an awesome challenge. I look forward to your blogs.


    Wonderful idea…very interesting…ready to read more :):)

  7. Lorrie Thomas says:

    Good job Craig – Really enjoyed your post – very informative – Look forward to reading more in the future

  8. sharon white says:

    This is a terrific idea! Helps us see what challenges and joys others are experiencing here at GVHM. Thanks so much.

  9. Kim Palubiak says:

    Great job Craig. I enjoyed reading all of your comments and I look forward to reading them again. Thanks for taking the plunge and I look forward to your next blog.

  10. cheryl graham says:

    I’ll try to read as much as I have time for

  11. Marlys Chapman says:

    Enjoyed reading your blog!

  12. Paul says:

    Great reading. Nice insight on the healthcare.

  13. Marlys Chapman says:

    I will look forward to the latest blog via e-mail.

  14. Margie Berube says:

    Great idea Craig. I look forward to reading more.

  15. Robin Stocking says:

    Great job Craig. Enjoyed reading your blog and looking forward to more.

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