Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders

Enjoy these weekly insights from our Senior Leadership team.

Senior Leaders include: Steve Simonin, President & CEO; Amy McDaniel, Belmond CEO; Beth Carder, CNO; Cindy Hunter, CQO; Holly Martin, HRO; Greg Polzin, CFO; Regan Swisher, CCO; and Ashley Recknor, Specialty Services Officer.

 

Notes from Steve

A common thing to say during this time of year is, “Where is the summer going? Slow down!” Then, we all politely laugh and move on. But seriously, people - where is it going?? It’s going crazy fast. I know I’ll blink, and suddenly it’ll be November. And it’ll snow....
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Amy's Reflections

We have completed another fiscal year, and it has been an interesting one. I am always amazed at how much changes over the year with new employees starting, some retiring, new service lines, and, thankfully, this year's additional reimbursement models. As we look towards evaluations and prepare our self-evaluations, it...
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Notes from Steve

I had a dinner party Saturday night. I always second guess myself - I made Korean BBQ chicken (marinated in a blend of gochujang sauce, honey, etc. … it’s amazing …) and thought, “What if they don’t like Korean BBQ chicken?” … so, I had steaks as well. We had...
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Notes from Steve

Since last year - all my scheduled bike trips have been just on the edge of the apocalypse. Meaning - plagues of cicadas, record heat, driving wind and rain … like Mother Nature or God is saying, “Maybe not … ?”. Much to my chagrin, my strong and enduring “ride...
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Amy's Reflections

I was able to attend the Rural Hospital Leadership Forum hosted by the Iowa Hospital Association this past week. One of the speakers was Gretchen Evans, Retired U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major, who shared her story with the group. What a fascinating story of resilience and perseverance. Her career in...
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Notes from Steve

I’ve been playing music for most of my life. I was talking with a friend this last weekend about flow. Groove … harmony … balance … do you have an activity or something you do that you’ll look back on the time spent and ask yourself, “Where did the time...
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Notes from Steve

I told my friend I feel like a whirling dervish - busy and spinning out of control. Not really “out of control” … I know what I’m doing; it just feels like a lot. However, this is a matter of perspective; busy to me isn’t busy to you or anybody...
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Amy's Reflections

The kids wrapped up their last week of school and have shifted into summer mode. I remember the excitement of being done with school and having a summer full of endless possibilities. Summer vacations and hanging out with friends were some of my favorite activities. I hope that you all...
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Notes from Steve

My bicycling tribe and I did the Pedaler’s Jamboree in Missouri this weekend. It’s a bike ride on the Katy Trail (the gravel trail across Missouri). It was only 34 miles, but it was completely packed with first time riders and families. (Slow, meandering, non-helmet wearing people -- my anxiety...
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