Monthly Archives: January 2011

Do we have enough beds? Is 50 enough? What’s the right number?

Yes, 50 is enough, in fact, 50 may be more than enough! There’s been a lot of discussion and even more confusion about our plan to go to 50 available beds.  If GVMH has 50 or fewer beds we can … Continue reading

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$ The High Cost of Obesity $

A couple of GMVH staff penned the below article to educate the community and medical providers.  Randy Johnson, Physical Therapist and Lead Clinician at our Warsaw Rehab Facility, and Russ Christensen, Speech Pathologist, prepared some great information that I thought … Continue reading

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What do a computer and stethoscope have in common?

We’ve been looking at roles nurses play in patient care away from the patient bedside and today the role we’ll examine is that of nursing informatics.  The federal government is incentivizing hospitals across the country to adopt electronic health records … Continue reading

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What a pain in the abstract

Like all hospitals, GVMH has nurses that function in roles away from the patient bedside.  Over the next couple days we are going look at how the roles of these nurses contribute to better care for our patients.  Today’s blog is by … Continue reading

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What does a nurse do?

Even in our current economy the demand for health care careers remains strong.  Walk through just about any health care setting and ask people about their career paths and you’ll find many health care professionals who began their careers as clinicians and have … Continue reading

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Positive work environment

 I’ve blogged before about the importance of a positive work environment.  I recently read an article that listed 10 things a leader can do to create a positive work environment and I liked what I read so I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Seat belts save lives but do health care leaders?

Missouri has a seat belt law by which you can be fined $10 if you are not wearing a seat belt. Missouri has a helmet law by which you can be fined $25 if you are driving a motorcycle without … Continue reading

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