Well wishes from south of the border – sort of

All this week I’ll be posting holiday wishes from my colleagues and today’s good tidings of comfort and joy are brought to you by Kyle Adkins.  Kyle’s the Administrator of our Physician Clinics and he’s originally from Arkansas.  I’ve removed the southern drawl from his message so you should be able to understand it.  Kyle’s a friend and colleague and we’ve spent countless hours together over the past year working on both hospital and Greater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce business.  Kyle is the outgoing President of the Greater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and he’s done a great job in that capacity.  I can only hope to provide the level of leadership Kyle provided the Chamber when my term as President begins next year.  Thanks for setting a great example Kyle.

2010 has been another rewarding year and it’s natural for us to reflect at this time every year.  So, let me reflect on 2010 a bit in writing. 

In 2010, we were able to reflect on the career of a great physician in Dr. Joseph Gialde and his commitment to the community and his patients.  Dr. Gialde dedicated himself to the hospital and clinic for many years and so this has to be at the top of my list of 2010 most meaningful reflections. 

We also can reflect on the new providers that have come to our practice in the last year or so including Dr. Campbell, Dr. Williams, Dr. Magadan and Kelly Small.  What a difference they have made to the communities we serve! 

For the physicians and providers who continue to provide quality care and services to all those they serve, we reflect and are grateful. 

In 2010, I recall visiting with patients on numerous occasions this year that told their story about the compassionate care they received by the wonderful staff of GVMH.  It’s very easy to see what it means to them when in some cases they don’t say anything at all but simply express their gratitude through hugs and tears. 

We would have to reflect on all the little ones that have been brought into this world right here at GVMH and for the many staff members that have had children this year.  What an opportunity for reflection when you see your friend and co-worker rejoice with the addition of their newborn. 

Craig, you said to make this short and once again I couldn’t, so finally I would like to leave this with all staff…this world is not by chance, our paths have crossed for reason, may God bless you and yours, throughout this blessed season!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 Kyle D. Adkins

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 Operating Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. These are challenging and exciting times in healthcare and my blog will focus on healthcare, raising boys or being raised by boys, and living in mid America.
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