GVMH’s very own Ricky Bobby!

Talladega Nights, how about GVMH Nights.

Hospitals are like small communities and like any community it takes all kinds…   I thought I would share why two GVMH employees are taking a vacation day today.

Doug Walrath, Director of Radiology, and Jason Mabee, CRNA, are racing in the Tour deLeMons in Omaha, Nebraska.  The Tour deLeMons is a 17 hour car race, 12 straight hours one day and 5 the next.  The race is run on a road course and a team of drivers split time behind the wheel.

This is where it gets interesting.  The car the team enters in the race can only cost $500 (thus the name of the race Tour de LeMons).  If a team shows up with a car that the judges believe cost more than $500 the team is docked one lap for every $10 over.  There is also a crane on-site and the crowd can vote to have a team’s car ripped to shreds.  Doug and Jason purchased a $500 car from a lot in town, spray painted it, added a few stickers, welded in a roll cage, and filled it with gas.

Doug and Jason assure me the entry fee and the money raised at the event goes to a good cause.  Funny thing is, neither of them know what the cause is. 

I’m including a picture of their car, I hope you never see it in the parking lot!

You can click on the image to get a better view and I would recommend clicking on the picture that shows the front of the car.  Shake and Bake!!!

This is my first post with a picture and as you know I’m learning as I go, next time I won’t post the same picture twice.

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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One Response to GVMH’s very own Ricky Bobby!

  1. Wanda says:

    Your blog is so interesting and almost addictive. This is the first time I have logged on and I was just going to check out the first page, but I ended up reading to the bottom of the page. I’ll certainly check in again. And I really agree with your thoughts about preventive medicine. Being the owner of a small business, I’ve paid for my own health insurance for a number of years. In order to afford the premiums an because I’ve always been relatively healthy, I’ve elected to have a $10,000 deductible. And the only preventive treatment my insurance (BCBS) will cover is a mamogram which I do religiously every year. But I know there are other procedures I should have done, but I just can’t afford it.

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