Crying Uncle and a special thank you

I was ready to cry uncle this past Friday. Who would have ever thought that we’d have snow on May 3! I turned the air conditioner on in my house on Tuesday and the furnace on Thursday.

I’m sooo ready for spring but I’m afraid we’re going to go from winter to summer. My son got out of bed Friday and he was thrilled to see snow on the ground – he was the only one in the house glad to see snow. It’s weird to see green grass sticking out from the snow and it’s even more weird to see flowers and shrubs covered in snow.

I heard on the radio that the last time it snowed on May 3 was 1907 and it may be another 106 years before it snows that late again so maybe I should be happy that my son got to see snow in May during his lifetime but I’m just not there yet.

The snow played havoc with plants and moods but it also interfered with a couple of events. The Annual GVMH Auxiliary Golf Tournament was to be held on May 4 but it has been postponed to July 13. The snow would have made finding a golf ball difficult for some of the players but that’s not the case for me. I will lose as many balls in July as I would on the snow-covered course in May.

Speaking of auxiliary I do want to recognize the GVMH Auxiliary. I attended the Auxiliary Awards Luncheon a couple of weeks ago and we have 89 dedicated Auxiliary Members. Our Auxiliary play a key role in patient care and we are a better organization because of them. They are just as valuable as any of our patient care staff and they are just as dedicated as our paid staff.

During the luncheon Auxiliary Members are recognized for hours of service and I’m always amazed at how much time is donated. I want to send a special thank you to Pat Kampmann. Pat is a dear friend and a great person and she has volunteered over 21,000 hours.

To put her volunteer time into perspective think about this. If you work full-time for 10 years you will be a few hours short of 21,000 hours. Pat’s dedication and commitment is admirable and greatly appreciated. Thank you Pat and thank you to all of our Auxiliary.

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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