Monthly Archives: August 2015

Helping GVMH be better

Our Mission is to provide exceptional health and wellness services with friendliness and compassion and we devote most of our time and resources to helping people get better.  When we help people get better we’re not only helping the sick … Continue reading

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Silver Tsunami

A recent report from the Missouri Hospital Association shows trends in turnover and vacancy rates among certain health care professions, specifically with challenges regarding nurse staffing. MHA surveyed 151 of its hospital members, 135 from Missouri, and found 27 with an … Continue reading

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GVMH made a difference on the first day of school

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. – Neil Postman In a perfect world, every child would go to school ready to learn.  Empty stomachs, too-small shoes and a lack of attention from … Continue reading

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Not all patients are made the same

Not all patients are made the same yet all hospitals are expected to achieve the same outcomes.  Value Based Purchasing provides incentive for hospitals to have patients achieve specific outcomes in relation to infections, mortality, readmission and a number of other … Continue reading

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More of what’s in store with Medicare

Staying with the theme of what’s next for Medicare over the next 50 years let’s talk about Medicare Part A, B and even C. Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital services, Part B covers outpatient services and doctor visits, Part … Continue reading

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More Medicare predictions

Last week I posted a blog about Medicare financing and how I believe we’ll see Medicare evolve as it passes the half century mark.  Here’s another thought I have about how and where Medicare is delivered. Medicare hopes to better … Continue reading

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What’s in store for Medicare as it passes the half century mark

Medicare turned 50 last week so let’s talk about what the next 50 years might hold. Medicare, the federal health insurance program for the elderly and disabled, has come a long way since its creation in 1965 when nearly half … Continue reading

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