Learning and sharing. TYYO, WRIE, WRIHC


It’s important for each of us to continually increase our knowledge and do things to improve ourself.  One of the ways to do that is to seek training and understanding in areas that improve our ability to do the things we enjoy and to perform better in our career, next week I’ll be doing just that.

On August 5th, myself and four other GVMH leaders will be attending the Taking You and Your Organization to the Next Level.  With the healthcare environment in an ever-changing state, Taking You and Your Organization to the Next Level provides attendees with tools and best practices on how to thrive and survive as the environment goes from episodic to continuous change. In order to stay current and improve performance, it’s important for leaders to keep learning and training as a top priority. We continuously update our curriculum to align with the most critical issues, share the latest best practices, and even more importantly, share how to implement tools and tactics in the context of the Evidence-Based LeadershipSM framework. This foundation keeps organizations aligned, accountable, and agile so they can execute proven tactics quickly, consistently, and in the right sequence.

On August 6th, Dave Garnett, Clinton School Board President, Dr. Craig Eaton, Clinton School District Superintendent and myself, Clinton School Board Vice President, will be attending What’s Right in Education. This is a one day conference presented by superintendents, board members, and school leaders with proven results in student achievement, parent satisfaction, workforce engagement, and service excellence. Included in the day will be a keynote address by Quint Studer, founder of Studer Group, nationally acclaimed speaker and best-selling author.

Finally on August 7 and 8, Randy Wertz, Kyle Adkins and I will be attending What’s Right in Health Care.  Studer Group’s 12th annual What’s Right in Health Care® conference provides the unique opportunity for healthcare leaders from around the world to learn, network and celebrate all that is right in healthcare. Our keynote and breakout presenters from some of the highest performing organizations in the world, provide solutions to some of the most hard-hitting topics and concerns in the industry. This year there are 25 breakout sessions, and what’s REALLY COOL is that GVMH has been selected as a presenter in one of the break out sessions. Each presenting organization is selected after an intense review of their overall trending results especially within the topic they are presenting. They will share exactly how they are achieving and sustaining results along their journey and the best practices that have helped them succeed.

Our breakout session topic is “Accountability from Top to Bottom”.  Randy, Kyle and I will be presenting information about how GVMH has incorporated Missouri Quality Award Criteria along with Evidenced Based Tactics from the Studer Group to drive performance in our organization.  It’s a great honor to be a presenter and the three of us have spent a lot of time preparing for the hour-long presentation.

It’s important that organizations continually work to get better it’s also important that each of us commit to life long learning and I’m hoping to learn a lot over the course of next week.  I’m also hoping not to stutter while on stage!!!

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 Executive Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. At GVMH we care for our families, friends and neighbors. We're committed to providing the safest, friendliest and most compassionate care to all we serve.
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1 Response to Learning and sharing. TYYO, WRIE, WRIHC

  1. Debbie Hill says:

    No stuttering allowed….that’s my job… (haha) Very proud of the way the management team here at GVMH works together. You are great at looking into the future and haveing insight into what is coming in the future.

    Keep up the good work.

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