Author Archives: Craig Thompson

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.

Dreams do come true

GVMH provides great care to our patients every day, and that’s because our staff cares for – and about – our patients. Along the way we all need a little help.  Mary Darling, a social worker in the Oncology Department at GVMH, … Continue reading

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Every Child Deserves a Champion

Last week, Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare had the honor of receiving the Mary Strack Partner of the Year Award at the national Bright Futures conference. We’re equally proud of the Clinton School District, which received the national Spotlight Award. We … Continue reading

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Medicaid Block Grants – cup half full or half empty

Missouri Senate Bill 28 has not yet been assigned a formal hearing date on the Senate calendar but it’s already caused a lot of discussion. Senate Bill 28 would allow Missouri to ask the federal government for a block grant … Continue reading

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Improving access to health care services

GVMH recently completed a large facility expansion to make access to health care services easier and more efficient for those we serve.  The recent expansion was close to 100,000 square feet and was focused on Outpatient Services as well as … Continue reading

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Community Health Needs Assessment

One of the requirements of the Affordable Care Act is that not for profit hospitals conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years.  GVMH last published a CHNA in 2014 and we are working to finalize our updated … Continue reading

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Now what? ACA repeal or replace

Campaigns are built on promises and soon to be President Donald Trump promised to come up with “something terrific” to replace the Affordable Care Act. Campaigning against the ACA is easy.  Doing something about it is difficult.  If the ACA … Continue reading

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Making memories

Christmas is a special time and GVMH’s Oncology Staff made Christmas special for a young couple in their forties who are literally, fighting for their lives. Battling cancer is tough and it’s a fight taken on by the entire family when one … Continue reading

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