Team GVMH – getting dirty

I make it a point to post blogs about examples of teamwork at GVMH and why teamwork is important to effective patient care.  This blog is going to take a bit of different slant.

A couple of weeks ago GVMH had a “team” in the Ruckus Run in Kansas City.  The Ruckus Run is billed as an “adult playground” but let me tell you it was anything but fun about half way through.

Close to 1,700 participants signed up and tested the unknown.  Sure, 4 miles and 20 obstacles sounds fun on paper, until you’re ankle-deep in mud trying to jump over barricades with 5 pounds of mud on each foot in 40 degree weather.

Many were reduced to walking the course.  Some runners didn’t finish.  Some racers left bloody and muddy.  The four runners on the GVMH Team did finish and besides a little soreness, none are any worse for wear.

Here are a couple after shots.  You may recognize the participants. Sheila Vogt, Lindsay Martin, Travis Bertz and of course me – I’m the one with mud in place of hair!

You can “click” on each pic for a better view.

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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One Response to Team GVMH – getting dirty

  1. Wendy says:

    The Ruckus Run sounds like a lot of fun. Way-to-go for taking on the challenge!

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