Monthly Archives: May 2012

Medicaid spending – a road less traveled

We are in the middle of an election cycle and there’s been a lot of talk about health care spending.  While there’s no question Medicare spending continues to rise at an alarming rate, the same may not be true for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Craig’s goals and an explanation of LEM

LEM stands for Leader Evaluation Manager and it’s a tool that has been implemented at GVMH to raise the accountability of leaders and help them focus attention on the important aspects of their job.  Every manager at GVMH with hiring and firing … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Has mobile made us impatient

It’s hard to ignore the impact mobile technology is making. Not just in health care, but in every facet of life. Our expanding ability to “do it now” is becoming the norm. Want to watch a movie? No need go … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The perfect quote for what we do

I received an email from Stephanie Ashworth, Infection Control Director at GVMH, last week and at the bottom of the email she had this quote: The names of all the people whose lives we’ve saved can never be known. Our … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The right player is more important than the best player

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.  You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime. ~ Babe Ruth The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Be a compassionate optimist

“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Francesca Reigler   Mark Atkins in the Lab shared this quote with me a while back and I thought I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The plight of the rural hospital

I hear it all the time “Rural hospitals like GVMH are O.K. but if you’re sick, I mean really sick, you had better go to Kansas City”.  Rural hospitals fight this – you’re not big so you must not be … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment