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 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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