Monthly Archives: May 2015

Fear change

We all fear change to some degree wouldn’t it be great if we could set our fear of change aside by simply tossing it into a jar.  Do you know why we fear change?  We fear change because change is … Continue reading

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Healthy Women

National Women’s Health Week has come and gone and I forgot to post this information. Here are a few tips to live a safer and healthier life! Get recommended screenings and preventive care Take steps to protect your health by getting the … Continue reading

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An honor and a privilege

This past Sunday I participated in an event that was one of the greatest honors of my life.  I had the privilege of handing diplomas to the 112 graduates of 2015 graduating class of Clinton High School as a part of CHS’ 142nd … Continue reading

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The cost of not reforming Medicaid in Missouri

Missouri has been slow to adopt Medicaid reform changes and Medicaid Expansion is more of a wish than reality at this point.  States who have expanded Medicaid as defined by the Affordable Care Act have experienced improved health for their … Continue reading

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Attracting and retaining providers

Gov. Jay Nixon has signed Senate Bill 239 into law. The legislation establishes new limits on liability for noneconomic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits. It creates a two-tiered set of caps on noneconomic damages based on the type of injury or outcome. Successful … Continue reading

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A hospital is much more than a building

It’s hospital week so let’s talk hospitals… Technically a hospital is just bricks and mortar or in the case of the picture above, legos but a hospital is much more.  I chose this picture for a reason.  I wanted to illustrate that … Continue reading

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American AIDET

Last week GVMH celebrated Nurses Week and one of the activities was American AIDET.  Nursing units throughout the organization were asked to nominate a representative to demonstrate the appropriate and effective use of AIDET and then contestants were judged on … Continue reading

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