Be Royal GVMH

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The Royals may be the only team in the major league that empty’s the dugout after every home run.  I noticed in the first two games of the series that when a Giant’s player hit a home run his teammates high-fived him when he entered the dugout.  Not the Royals.  The Royals’ players empty the dugout and greet their teammate on the playing field.  It’s a great show of appreciation and support.

The work we do at GVMH is hard.  We are at our patient’s side in some of their happiest moments and some of their saddest situations.  Think about this scenario, in the same day a provider may say “It’s a boy” to one patient experiencing the thrill of childbirth and then hours later say “I’m sorry, it’s cancer” when sharing the results of a test with another patient.  Talk about an emotional rollercoaster for the provider but the truth is no matter how good or how bad the provider feels the patient feels better in some situations and worse in others.

For most health care providers their career is a calling.  It’s hard to know if they chose their career or their career chooses them.  We work as a team and we experience the highs and lows as a team and supporting our team is critical.  We focus our energy and efforts on our patients but when patient care is done it’s important we focus our energy and efforts on one another because that’s what good teammates do.

So be Royal GVMH, high-five one of your teammates in the hallway today to let them know you appreciate their contribution to our team.

I’ve heard of “switch” hitters but I’ve never before seen a “switch” fielder…take a really close look at the ball glove!


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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