Steve Simonin, President and CEO of Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics in Belmond and Clarion was recently recognized by HealthLeaders Media, as one of the top twenty most-influential leaders in healthcare in 2014.
Ranked at the top with such notable leaders in the industry like Otis Brawley, MD, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, Lee Aase, the Mayo Clinic’s first social media manager, and Ellen Goodman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist, Simonin was blown away by this recognition.
“Wow! What an incredible honor! I know every single healthcare leader in the nation receives this magazine and to be recognized anywhere near the top is such a privilege,” said Simonin.
In the article releasing the magazine’s chosen top 20, Simonin took special interest in highlighting Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics employee culture and how it helps in recruiting physicians.
“Our culture here at Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics is so special. We focus on treating the entire family not just the patient and the little things… like greeting guests in the hallway. This is not just about me. It truly is our outstanding staff that makes us unique.”
HealthLeaders Media, a division of BLR, is a multi-platform media company dedicated to meeting the business information needs of healthcare executives and professionals. They offer an extensive series of leadership products including Healthcare Magazine, which is distributed to more than 40,000 qualified healthcare executives. HealthLeaders Media has been repeatedly recognized for editorial excellence, receiving 45 national awards over the last two years alone.