About the author

Thanks for visiting my blog.  I’m Craig Thompson, 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 and Chief Compliance 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. I appreciate feedback about the blog and I welcome questions, comments, and suggestions for future blog topics.  To learn more about our health care organization, please visit our website www.gvmh.org

9 Responses to About the author

  1. Tammy says:

    Great job, Craig!

  2. Doren Ann Maloy says:

    Keep up the good work – Enjoyed it Craig

  3. Nancy Engeman says:

    Enjoyed reading your blogs – makes me feel like I actually sat and visited with you or made rounds with you! Keep it up!

  4. Duane Hallock says:

    Your co-worker Gordon Glass suggested I check out your blog. It’s very well done. When I first started reading it, I assumed you were part of the marketing dept. (That’s a compliment because I look at the world through they eyes of of a marketer.) You provide a lot of rich content for the blog. Keep it up!

  5. Pat Litty says:

    More hospitals should keep informative blogs like yours. Good personal communication!

  6. Wendee Seaton says:

    I have a suggestion for GVMH: I was recently referred to a KC Urology doctor in Kansas City after an office visit with a urologist at GVMH where renal scans were done. I had to get a copy of the report and cd of the scans and take them to a KC hospital to meet with the urologist. I had to take a day off work and drive to KC for a 30 minute wait in the waiting room and a 10 minute office visit while he reviewed the scans and gave his recommendation. My suggestion: Is there a way to set up a GVMH office with a computer utilizing Skype technology to have these referral sessions? The report and scans could have been sent to him to review and he could have discussed my options with me via Skype. He could still bill my insurance like normal but it wouldn’t cost me a day off work and the gas back and forth to the city. Just a thought and thanks for your blog.

    • Wendee
      Thank you for the compliment. GVMH has the ability to transmit many reports electronically and we also offer telemedicine services for a couple of different specialties, stroke and psychiatry specifically. As you indicated GVMH does provide Urology Services in our OTC and it sounds like you were referred by that Urologist to another for additional evaluation. Providing remote telemedicine services is complicated and both the sending facility, which in this case would be GVMH, and the receiving facility, your Urologist in KC, would have to have the technology and desire to participate. Skype is a useful tool but I don’t believe it would qualify as a secure transmission according to HIPAA and Meaningful Use standards. Please feel free to contact me by phone or email to discuss in depth. GVMH is continually looking for ways to enhance our capability and service offering to the community which is one of the reasons we have telemedicine services available. Your Urologist would have to be willing to pay for and adopt similar technology if he or she is interested in providing those services.

  7. Jackie Beckner Cook says:

    Wow! The patient & family advisory council had the opportunity to tour the “almost completed” addition to GVMH yesterday. I’m not easily amazed but I am throughly impressed with the new addition. Thank you to all of the personnel who did such extensive planning to make GVMH a “one stop shop” for patients & families. My current personal interest is services for senior citizens & consolidating so many services in an easily accessible area will be fantastic for my senior friends. A truly hospitable hospital – thank you!

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