Monthly Archives: April 2014

We couldn’t do it without them

A couple of weeks ago I attended the annual GVMH Auxiliary Awards Banquet.  Our organization provides exceptional health care services and one critical contributor to our ability to provide service is our Auxiliary.  This past year alone our Auxiliary donated … Continue reading

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What would you do to save your child’s life?

Imagine that your child is ill and his or her only hope for survival is an organ transplant.  What would you give to make that transplant happen? I’m going to guess that most of the parents reading this blog would … Continue reading

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Accompanying an institution

It’s fitting that I post this blog on the day of the 38th Annual GVMH Staff Recognition Banquet.  For the past 37 years Roger Cook has been instrumental in organizing the banquet and making it a success.  This is Roger’s … Continue reading

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If you wouldn’t do it to your own child, then don’t do it to someone elses

“If you wouldn’t do it to your own child, then don’t do it to someone elses” I recently completed my first year a member of the Clinton School Board of Education.  I’m a heck of a lot better school board … Continue reading

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The economic impact

A new survey of Missouri’s hospitals finds that nearly 1,000 full-time equivalent positions have been reduced in the last six months, and a hiring freeze has been implemented for another 2,145 positions. The reductions are in response to federal funding … Continue reading

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How did you make them feel

I was at a conference last week and I went to dinner with a group of individuals from other hospitals.  After the meal I excused myself from the table to visit the restroom.  Once I entered the restroom I saw … Continue reading

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Community Health Needs Assessment

One of the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is for non-profit hospitals to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment or CHNA. The purpose of the requirement is to ensure non-profit facilities are addressing health needs of … Continue reading

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