LDI Update 5

Debbie Stark and Kayleen Thomas, ED Directors, spoke about violent patients. Staff in the ED are frequently assaulted by patients either physically or verbally.  Staff shared personal stories and there have been many close calls. As an organization GVMH is committed to creating a safe environment. We have established a Violent Patient Team to help develop policies and processes to better deal with violent behaviors. The team has met 3 times and gave already come up with great suggestions.

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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