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Iowa Specialty Hospital & Hagie Manufacturing Named as Top Iowa Workplaces

October 12, 2012

Iowa Specialty Hospital-Clarion and Hagie Manufacturing are pleased to announce that they have both been selected as one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces.

The two Clarion companies were named in the Des Moines Register's Top 100 Workplaces for 2012! In mid-size employers, Iowa Specialty Hospital ranked 10th and Hagie Manufacturing ranked 11th on the list for top workplaces in Iowa.  These distinctions are based solely on employee feedback about the workplace, making this honor even more special.

Iowa Specialty Hospital - Clarion, a thriving rural hospital located in north central Iowa, offers focused, specialized care with a compassionate touch.  Along with the Iowa Specialty Hospital Belmond campus, they employ over 500 employees and over 35 providers and specialists.  They live the qualities of high standards of behavior which lead to a family-like work environment. 

“To be named one of the Top Iowa Workplaces by the Des Moines Register is a true honor,” stated Steve Simonin, CEO.  “Our purpose at Iowa Specialty Hospital is to be the best; the best place for patients to receive care, the best place for providers to practice, and the best place for employees to work.  This recognition validates our commitment to that purpose, and the true accolade is that our very own employees believe we are the best.”

Over 65 years after inventing the world’s first self-propelled sprayer, Hagie Manufacturing continues to optimize customers’ growth by providing the most innovative crop protection solutions in the industry. Three generations later, Hagie Manufacturing is proud to provide a superior customer experience, while building on our family owned traditions and values. 

To Alan Hagie, President of Hagie Manufacturing, “Being honored amongst the Top Iowa Workplaces solidifies that our commitment to creating an environment for employees to succeed is proving effective in enhancing company culture and overall employee happiness.  Just as other companies face difficulties, Hagie Manufacturing is not without our own opportunities,” states Mr. Hagie. “The difference is how you choose to respond to challenges. Innovation is in everyone. Through empowering employees to innovate and improve processes, a sense of ownership is instilled that promotes growth across the entire organization. From there, it is about giving people the tools and getting out of the way.”

The survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with more than 30 major publishing partners and recognizes a National list of Top Workplaces.  Over the past year, more than 4,500 organizations and 1 in every 100 employees in the U.S. have turned to WorkplaceDynamics to better understand what’s on the minds of their employees.

In 2012, Workplace Dynamics invited 931 organizations to participate in the Top Workplaces survey. The Des Moines Register published the complete list of Top 100 Workplaces on Sunday, September 23rd. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit and

Iowa Specialty Hospital has hardwired principles built on quality, service, people, finances, growth and community, to sustain success. While excellent quality healthcare is the most important factor, patients experience the true compassion of healing from highly trained and caring staff.  They offer state-of-the-art unparalleled technology and services including: orthopedics, general surgery, obstetrics, radiology, nursing services, family practice, ER, laboratory, rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary, pharmacy services, and a wide array of specialty services.

“To say I’m proud is an understatement,” said Simonin.  “I’m truly blessed to work with such amazing people.”

For more information on Iowa Specialty Hospital, visit

Hagie Manufacturing Company, located in Clarion, IA, optimizes our customers’ growth by providing the most innovative crop protection solutions in the industry. After introducing the world’s first self-propelled sprayer in 1947, Hagie Manufacturing Company has continued to be a pioneer in the industry with innovations such as front-mounted booms, hydrostatic drives and hydraulically-adjustable booms. A foundation with values built around employees, customers and innovation inspires sustained growth and success. Hagie Manufacturing is committed to providing state-of-the-art crop protection solutions while delivering a superior customer experience, yet continuing to  build on family owned traditions and values. 

“Although we don’t aim to be the biggest, we do aim to be the best,” said Alan Hagie, CEO.

For more information about Hagie Manufacturing Company, visit

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