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; Cindy Hunter, CQO; Holly Martin, HRO; Greg Polzin, CFO; Regan Swisher, CCO; and Ashley Recknor, Specialty Services Officer.

 

Amy's Reflections

I find myself trying to be more diligent about being engaged in the conversations at home. It is easy to try to multitask or get caught up in surfing on your phone. I have learned over the years that when a teenager wants to talk to you, it is best...
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Steve's Notes

Be Engaged. Years ago, when we started our organizational excellence journey, it was all about satisfaction. “Make them happy!” I’d say. But the state of happiness is abstract and fleeting. Success isn’t about being gleeful all the time - it’s about being present in both the good and bad times,...
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Steve's Notes

“be Daring” … ugh. I’ve always made it a practice in life to avoid harm. When the carnival would come to Sioux City for Morningside days as a kid - I would be firmly on the side of “no” when it came to the scary rides (I’d vomit on the...
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Greg's Greetings

When you consistently take daring actions, pretty soon you will have very little direct competition. Because most businesses are scared of doing anything really different, you will stand out hugely from your competitors. Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics is known for Being Daring. This mindset has allowed ISH to grow...
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Amy's Reflections

I feel like we have started 2023 in a frenzied sprint at our house. Between all the kids’ activities, and our Christmas Eve flood that we had at our house, we have our hands full with projects. If you know me well, you know that I typically take most things...
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Notes from Steve

Be calm. I was telling someone about our “be/bee” theme this year. She asked what word was coming next … I said “calm” and she said “oh, good! - you need to focus on that”. (*sigh*) I thought I embodied calm*. Calmness, I thought, was my vibe. I guess I’m...
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A Word from Cindy

Happy New Year!! This week we will be hosting a DNV surveyor for our Advanced Orthopedic and Spine Certification. We know our teams do a great job because our patients tell us we do, but how do we really know? By participating in this survey, and achieving Orthopedic & Spine...
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Notes from Steve

Be Balanced. Enjoy the whole rainbow of colors life has to offer. I used to say that I want to be a great life generalist - not a specialist. And for the most part, I’m decent or even “not so bad” at a lot of stuff. I feel balanced. I...
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Amy's Reflections

The holidays can be some of the most difficult times of the year. Everyone is supposed to be happy, joyful and blessed, and if you believe Facebook posts, everyone is all of those things and more. I often write about my life in these articles because it is real and...
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