Resolutions and Happy New Year 2016

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Happy New Year

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. There’s really no compelling reason I don’t make them, it’s just my personal belief that if something is important enough to do why wait until the start of a new year to do it. I’m reminded of a quote I once heard about New Year’s Resolutions, “A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other”.

Resolutions aside, the new year does provide us an opportunity to reflect and to look forward. A lot has happened in the past year. At GVMH we’ve got almost 100,000 square foot of new space to prove it.  The exterior is almost complete and interior work is progressing at a rapid pace.  We will be caring for patients in the new space in 90 days!!!

2016 will also bring a new clinic to Osceola.  Golden Valley Medical – Osceola is under construction and by the end of summer 2016 we will be seeing patients in the new facility on the corner of the downtown square.

The new year promises to be the most challenging, exciting and difficult of any we’ve encountered. We are excited about our growth but we recognize we will have a few growing pains along the way.

There is one constant from year to year and that’s our commitment to our patients and our community. We live, work and play in the community that we serve and we serve friends, neighbors and loved ones. We are our community and our community is us.

As I wish you a new year of happiness, peace and prosperity I’d like to leave you with this prayer. Remember, your work has real value (once you read the prayer below you’ll understand).

A New Year’s Prayer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anonymous

Dear Lord, please give me…
A few friends who understand me and remain my friends;
A work to do which has real value,
without which the world would be the poorer;
A mind unafraid to travel, even though the trail be not blazed;
An understanding heart;
A sense of humor;
Time for quiet, silent meditation;
A feeling of the presence of God;
The patience to wait for the coming of these things,
With the wisdom to recognize them when they come. Amen.

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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