Monthly Archives: March 2014

The clock is ticking

There are only two months left in the legislative session — now is the time to act on Medicaid reform. Hospitals are facing $4 billion in cuts between 2013 and 2019, and a new survey proves that Missouri can’t afford … Continue reading

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Sustained Superior Patient Satisfaction

Sustained Superior Patient Satisfaction – boy that’s a mouthful to say which is why it’s a fitting award for the Food and Nutrition Services (FANS) Department at GVMH. Last week Cynthia Brouk, Director Food and Nutrition Services, and Anthony Velazquez, … Continue reading

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Visionary

Being visionary means that you see the future clearly, anticipate large-scale and local changes that will affect the organization and its environment, are able to project the organization into the future and envision multiple potential outcomes.  It also describes those who … Continue reading

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459 Families

There are numerous economic reasons why the expansion of Medicaid would be positive for the residents of Missouri.  I’ll share a few and end with 459. Studies have identified benefits such as the creation of jobs and the tax benefit … Continue reading

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“I held her hand”

On Wednesday of this week I had the honor of doing a presentation at the annual conference of the Missouri Association of Public Administrators.  When I finished my presentation and before I left the stage one of the audience members … Continue reading

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Expectations and accountability

Accountability is a word that’s used a lot in the world of health care.  Patient’s need to be accountable for their own health, staff need to be accountable to their work assignments, providers need to be accountable to federal guidelines and … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Nothing symbolizes St. Patty’s Day more than a leprechaun and a pot of gold.  I didn’t find his pot of gold but I did see a leprechaun over the weekend. Here’s a picture of GVMH’s very own leprechaun – Dr. Bill Dailey.   Dr. Dailey … Continue reading

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