This document outlines the success of one community’s initiative to fund The Leader in Me implementation process across two districts.
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Phillip Bale, M.D., Beverly Mortimer, APRN & Tequila Staten, APRN
WHO IS GRAVES GILBERT CLINIC?
We are a physician-owned group formed by physicians established to bring superior healthcare to our patients. We’ve been around for more than three quarters of a century, and we have been providing services in Barren County for more than 30 years.
WHAT IS GRAVES GILBERT’S GOAL?
Our goal is to provide highest quality, cost-effective care to patients and employers in the community.
WILL GGC’S PRESENCE HURT THE HOSPITAL?
Graves Gilbert Clinic physicians want our patients to receive the best care possible. This requires competent local hospitals and subspecialty physicians. The physicians we are recruiting have maintained strong relationships with the hospital and other physicians in town. We plan to keep it that way.
IS GGC PART OF THE BOWLING GREEN MEDICAL CENTER?
No. We are an independent group of physicians and specialists not owned or controlled by any hospital. Our decisions for patient care are based on what’s best for our patients. We offer services at hospitals in Logan, Ohio, Simpson and Barren Counties as well as both the Medical Center and …
A 2013 report released by the Medical Group Management Association has once again identified Graves Gilbert Clinic as a “better performer” thanks to superior operational performance compared with other medical group practices nationwide.
“This community deserves and expects the highest quality medical care,” CEO Chris Thorn said. “The Clinic has always been committed to leading the way by providing premier care at the hands of very well trained, compassionate professionals, and it’s always nice to be recognized for those efforts.”
Thorn said the achievement was a group effort.
“This is a team award. No one individual or group of individuals could attain, much less maintain, this level of performance,” Thorn said. “We are grateful to each member of our team, as well as our patients, for making Graves Gilbert Clinic the premier place for care.”
The MGMA report, a benchmarking standard among medical groups for more than a decade, was produced using data from respondents to the MGMA Cost Survey: 2013 Report Based on 2012 Data, as well as data from a questionnaire that assessed management behaviors, practices and procedures of better performers.
Each year, …