Monthly Archives: July 2012

What will Missouri do about Medicaid now that the Supreme Court has spoken

Who knows? The one aspect of the Affordable Care Act that the Supreme Court threw out was the requirement that states expand their Medicaid coverage.  The federal government is free to expand the program but states are not required to … Continue reading

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It’s hot

We live in Missouri and it gets hot in the summer time. We expect a few days near 100 degrees. Those days come, we burn our hands on the steering wheel, make excuses to stay indoors, basically we just deal … Continue reading

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Ahead of the curve: GVMH and EHR

EHR stands for Electronic Health Record and GVMH is ahead of the curve when it comes to EHR use and the major beneficiary is the patient.  The EHR has replaced the paper chart in many hospitals across the country but … Continue reading

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Trending the wrong direction

A Duke University study, recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, estimates that by the year 2030, the percentage of our population considered obese is projected to hit 42%.  Currently, 34% of Americans are considered obese so the … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s as simple as “Happy Birthday”…

This feedback came through the hospital’s website, I thought it was worth sharing. Re: Sherry Hartner and Kendra Goucher This is a note to let you know how much we appreciate the nursing professionals in the outpatient department.  My husband … Continue reading

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A thank you for a thankless job

Hospital Board Members do not receive any compensation for their time and energy but GVMH’s Board Chair was recently recognized by the Missouri Hospital Association for his leadership and vision.  Before I share the press release detailing the award I … Continue reading

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Uncompensated care – Robin Hood style

Data is sometimes hard to get and other times data is slow to arrive.  The Missouri Foundation for Health recently released a report detailing Charity Care at Missouri Hospitals in 2007 and 2008.  The report shows that both charity care … Continue reading

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