Dear Editor,

I wanted to share a “Letter to the Editor” that recently appeared in the Clinton Daily Democrat.  The letter, from a former patient, demonstrates the excellent care provided across our organization.  Great job team, you should be proud.

To The Editor:

          I think far too often we all get wrapped up in our lives and “miss things.” Either we don’t see them or we just don’t think about it.

         I’ve lived in the area since 1980 and I’ve driven into Clinton hundreds of times, right past Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. But, my first time being a patient in this hospital was just last week. There are some things I want to say about that experience while I’m thinking about it.

         I have been in other hospitals over the past 30-plus years. Since I live in Leeton, the Warrensburg hospital was one, also in Sedalia’s hospital and Truman West in the city. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, I believe I got the most comprehensive care and attention right here at GVMH.

         The nursing staff was caring, attentive and listened closely and responded quickly to my needs, all with a pleasant attitude. Melissa, Mary, Tera and the CNAs also were top of the mark right down to Deb who wheeled me out as I departed. Everyone in the dietary department was the same way. Also in the Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapists, X-Ray, Ultrasound, scans, Lab and even the volunteers were wonderful! I couldn’t ask for better and David, the Social Services Director, took his time and was most helpful. Even housekeeping was pleasant, friendly and efficient.

         The food arrived in a timely manner and everything I had to eat was very tasty. You order what you want ala carte off the menu and control your own diet under the guidance of the dietitians. There was a very nice selection. I learned some valuable information here, too.

         No one likes to be in a hospital but, if you have to be there, having the kind of care I received here is truly priceless. Money cannot buy sincerity and genuine caring about people. I’ll be tipping my hat when I drive by now and the caregivers at our hospital will always be in my prayers. The thought “Angels In White” comes to me as I finish this. I think that is appropriate – males, females – all of them. Let’s all be more aware of what a special medical facility we have here.

         I would also like to thank my personal physician, Dr. Dailey. Even though his offices are in Windsor, he is a part of the GVMH umbrella.

                                                                                                          Sheila Price


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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