Be Royal


So I’m typing this blog prior to the Royal’s one game wildcard playoff against the A’s which means I have no idea how the game turned out.  I’m rooting and hoping for a win because I believe the Royals have a chance in a 5 game series but my point for this blog is the same win or lose.  If the Royals are still playing, that means they won the day I typed this blog.

The Royals haven’t been in the playoffs for 29 years.  Along the way they’ve had competitive runs and there have been years that they’ve been absolute basement dwellers.  Like many fair-weather fans my interest in the Royals has waxed and waned in direct correlation to their success on the field.  I’ve watched more baseball this summer and followed the standings more closely than I have at any point in my life.  It’s been fun – I really hope it continues past Tuesday.

Did you know there’s scientific evidence that proves winning teams have greater following.  Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y help to explain why winning teams generate a following and both apply to the workplace as well.  In grad school I studied McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y in-depth (I am a Theory Y leader by the way) and I’m a strong believer that people want to be part of something bigger, people want to be a part of a winning team.  We’ve seen that at GVMH.

I just left a Meet and Greet for new providers – Dr. Anderson, Pediatrictian, Dr. Chung, Internal Medicine, Dr. Jones, Radiologist and Nurse Practitioners, Candi and Emily Baker and Rebecca Fredrich were introduced to staff at the event.

GVMH has had a lot of recent success with provider recruitment.  More importantly, GVMH has attracted the right type of provider.  Providers who fit our culture, providers who are winners and want to be a part of a winning team.

There are a lot of reasons a provider would want to be a part of our team, we provide autonomy, we are a stable organization, we have great support staff, we have up to date technology and excellent facilities and most importantly we are a winning team that keeps getting better and better with each new provider who joins the team.

It’s no accident that GVMH is a winner of the Missouri Quality Award or was named to Becker’s Healthcare Review as one of the Top 150 Places to Work in Healthcare.  We have a winning team and our community benefits from the great care we provide each and every day and each new provider we “call up”.


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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