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 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.

What if every day were Christmas

Health care workers represent a lot of different functions and professions.  Some are obvious like doctors, nurses, therapists and medical assistants.  Others don’t come to mind as readily but play an important role like food service, engineering, environmental services and … Continue reading

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BCBS exit leaves an “Unhealthy” void

Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) of Kansas City recently announced that they are withdrawing participation in the 2018 individual marketplace. Unless another insurer enters the individual marketplace, 25 western counties in Missouri will be left without any insurers. Thirty … Continue reading

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Ransomware: GVMH keeping you, and your information, safe

One of the largest cyber security incidents ever to occur happened just over a week ago.  On Friday, May 12, hundreds of hospitals in Europe were affected by a malware known as WannaCry ransomware. Ransomware is a computer virus that takes … Continue reading

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Construction update – lots to share

Surgery Back Corridor Endoscopy Procedure Room Pharmacy Sleep Lab I’ve been a little delinquent in a blog post on current construction activity and that’s partially because construction activity has consumed a lot of my time.  Below I will provide an … Continue reading

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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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