January 16, 2018

What does it mean to deliver patient centered care?  I know many of us have seen the NCQA checklist of items we need to mark in order to achieve PCMH recognition (Patient Center Medical Home).  But what does it mean in our day to day work to put the patient at the cent...

December 20, 2017

The New Year is upon us and as we are working on our year-end reports, we reflect on the past year and we revisit our professional goals and what we want to achieve over the next year. 

2017 has been a busy year for Katy Trail Community Health.  We experienced a modest...

September 1, 2017

September is suicide prevention month.  We, in West Central Missouri have had a very difficult several years because there has been a cluster of suicides in our region.  Several adults and adolescents in our region have committed suicide over the past three years....

June 29, 2017

Customer Service.  Not a phrase we hear in the health care industry very often.  Oh, we talk about excellent care, high quality care, positive patient outcomes, and improved health almost every day.

What happens when we start thinking of our patients as customers?...

In celebration of Nurses Week, I want to take a moment to reflect on the qualities of a great nurse.  Both my mother and my sister are nurses.  Both of them entered the nursing profession late in life (in their 40s).  I have tremendous respect and admiration for nurses...

March 7, 2017

Every year in March, I attend the National Association for Community Health Centers (NACHC) conference in Washington, DC. Usually one of Katy Trail Community Health Board Members attends with me. This year, Board Member Angela Saran and staff member Chele Trammell join...

February 3, 2017

I am reading a new book by historian Thomas J. Ward, Jr. and Jack Gieger, MD. The book, Out in the Rural, published in December, by Oxford press is a history of the development of the Tufts-Delta Health Center in Mound Bayou Mississippi. It was one of the first two com...

January 1, 2017

The dawn of a new year is upon us. Can you believe it? I just got used to writing 2016, and we are now barreling into 2017. It is very true that the older you get the faster time flies. This year has passed especially swiftly for me.

 
Isn’t this also the time when we r...

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