Keeping pace with the competition

GVMHRoyals (2)

As promised this week’s blogs have focused on the Royals and their World Series Appearance.  At this point the Royals have pulled even by winning game 2 of the series.  It was critical that they won game 2 otherwise they would have been in a hole that would have been difficult to climb out of.  When playing in a series in a head to head situation it’s important to stay even so that you can position yourself to take the lead.

We have the same mindset at GVMH in terms of our commitment to technology.  We have excellent technology at GVMH.  Our meaningful use accomplishment and information systems adoption is better than most hospitals.  We have excellent diagnostic technology that is as good as anyone’s and better than most.  Not only are we keeping pace with the most advanced, we have positioned ourselves to offer more technology to our patients than many.

Keeping pace with technology is important to our ability to stay competitive with the market but more importantly it’s important for our patients because it means they can receive the same technology at GVMH as they could at any other organization that has the same high degree of commitment to technology as we do.

If our technology is as good as anyone’s and better than most – what is it that will position us to take the lead?  It’s the people.

No matter how much technology advances or how aggressively a health care organization is about keeping pace with technology, the technology utilized is enhanced by the people responsible for flipping switches, pushing buttons and interpreting results.  We have great people and we provide great health care services.  The care aspect of health care comes from people and our people care.

As an organization we understand who we are.  We provide great primary care services and complimentary specialty services, we have advanced diagnostic capability and these organizational characteristics allow us to keep pace.  What sets us apart are our people and we have a winning team.  We’re winning because we care about the patients, families and communities we serve.

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 Operating Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. These are challenging and exciting times in healthcare and my blog will focus on healthcare, raising boys or being raised by boys, and living in mid America.
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