Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare | Health Scene | Summer 2018

THIS IS HOSPITAL your C hances are, your healthcare provider doesn’t just have an office nearby. He or she also lives in the community. You might run into each other at the grocery store or at one of your kids’ ball games. The doctor or nurse next door might be the primary care provider who sees you regularly. Or the provider might be your specialist—an otolaryngologist (also known as an ear, nose and throat doctor), a urologist, an orthopedic surgeon or an obstetrician-gynecologist, for instance. Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare (GVMH) is committed to recruiting providers to our community so you don’t have to go elsewhere for your medical care, says Craig Thompson, Chief Executive Officer. In fact, a high percentage of the doctors are employed by GVMH, rather than being employed through a contract organization. That’s unusual for a small, rural hospital. As Thompson points out, the care is more personal because of the connection. “You’ll often hear people refer to their provider as ‘my doctor,’” he says. Learn what makes medical care at GVMH so special—and what we’re doing to keep it that way Craig Thompson, CEO —Continued on page 2 HEALTH SCENE NEWS FROM GOLDEN VALLEY MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE SUMMER 2018 ® Nonprofit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Platteville, WI Permit No. 7 Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare 1600 N. Second St. Clinton, MO 64735 Mako makeover Robot-assisted surgery makes new knees a perfect fit SEE PAGE 2 Summer safety Our top tips for keeping your kids safe and sound SEE PAGE 3