Monthly Archives: September 2014

Thank you for listening

If there was one key to happiness in love and life and possibly even success it would be to go into each conversation you have with this commandment to yourself front and foremost in your mind, “Just Listen” and be … Continue reading

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The wrong side of the bed

  That’s my youngest, he’s almost 14 months and he can get into any container, open any cabinet, squeeze through an opening the size of a softball and he can scream loud enough to be heard six states away.  He … Continue reading

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A day in the life or a life in the day

The average length of stay in our hospital is around 3.5 days.  When you think about it it’s not very long.  Many staff work 12 hour shifts so a patient’s length of stay is about the same as a typical … Continue reading

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R.E.L.A.T.E.

If you’re a GVMH Team Member you’re familiar with AIDET which stands for Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation and Thank You.  AIDET is a tool we use to make sure we are communicating with the patient in a manner that will help to … Continue reading

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Comfort food

When I mention “comfort food” I doubt you think of raw carrots or garbanzo beans but comfort foods may be a state of mind according to a recent study.  The study proved that cravings for unhealthy food can be fixed and … Continue reading

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You never know the effect you’ll have on someone

We provide great care to our patients every day and sometimes the care we provide has an impact on more than just the patient. A nurse recently applied for an opening in our Home Services department.  During the interview process … Continue reading

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Tiny camera, big results

  The Endoscopy Department is excited to introduce a new procedure called PillCam SB. PillCam SB was initially cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2001. The vitamin-sized capsule provides a way to visualize, monitor and diagnose … Continue reading

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