Monthly Archives: August 2012

Writer’s block

Sometimes I run out of things to write about on this blog so this post is going to be random. GVMH staff have made a commitment to patient satisfaction and it shows.  We look at top box ratings, those customers … Continue reading

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The Watts Ruling and why you should worry

On July 31 The Missouri Supreme Court voted to eliminate the medical malpractice awards cap – the Watts Ruling. The cap limited non-economic damages that could be awarded in a medical liability case. The decision may seem like a victory … Continue reading

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GVMH receives the highest possible grade for patient safety

GVMH received a score of “A” for patient safety according to a recent report by The Leap Frog Group.  The Hospital Safety Score was released a couple of weeks ago for all hospitals that participate in publicly reporting data.  The Hospital Safety … Continue reading

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We’re going to miss Mrs. Toole

Virginia Toole, better known as Mrs. Toole, is an icon at GVMH.  She has worked here for the past 36 years so a lot of staff know and love her.  Mrs. Toole has been a house supervisor since 1993 and for as long … Continue reading

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I have a deal for you

I promise to give you $19.50 for every $1.00 you give me.  Do we have a deal? That’s the decision in front of the Missouri Legislature.  Medicaid expansion would add more than 300,000 to the Missouri Medicaid program but the … Continue reading

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Your Gold Medals and Endorsement Deal

Like many of you I spent a lot of time this summer watching the Olympics.  I enjoy rooting on the United States and I really only pay attention to most of the Olympic Sports every 4 years.  An Olympic Gold Medal … Continue reading

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Tobacco Tax

Last week, the Missouri Secretary of State approved the tobacco tax increase initiative for inclusion on the November 2012 ballot by certifying the petition signatures presented in May 2012.  The initiative will help address Missouri’s health, smoking and school funding … Continue reading

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