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

Maleigha started softball practice this past week. It is a traveling team which means a variety of kids from different communities are all participating. I was talking to another parent this week, and we both agreed it was nice to have this opportunity for our kids to make friends outside...
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Notes from Steve

I just bought this book “Loving What Is”.* One of the first things I read in the book was to start becoming aware of my stories. For me this is important because I tell myself stuff all the time. I believe most of it and sometimes, if something isn’t interesting...
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Notes from Steve

I was going for a “coachy” message today. But I don’t want to. February for me is hard. Cold weather for me is hard. I’m not my best self in this dreadful little month and that’s all right. My nephew is in Austin, TX this week on vacation. I would...
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Greg's Greetings

My wife and I try to give back when and where we can although we can always do better. One of the ways we do this is by coaching AAU volleyball in Clarion. Tricia and I have coached AAU volleyball teams for many years. It started when our oldest was...
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Amy's Reflections

We had a dance competition this past weekend. It is so interesting to see how much we have adapted to the pandemic and how it has challenged us to be innovative in how we do things. In the past, dance competitions were several days long with 25 plus studios all...
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Notes from Steve

Mid February for me is the worst time of the year. It’s funky in a bad way. I wrote last week* about my concerns of restarting bad habits in vulnerable times. My bad habit is and was eating in times of boredom, stress, and angst. For me, weight and the...
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A Word from Cindy

Valentine’s Day is less than a week away. Do you have a plan to celebrate with someone special? I thought it would be fun to look at a few facts about Valentine’s Day. Did you know… Every year, more than 36 million heart shaped boxes of candy are sold across...
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Notes from Steve

There was this movie years ago called Pleasantville. The basis of this movie was as people became aware and conscious, color was added to their black and white existence. A year ago I feel we were - as everyone was - thrust into a black and white world. The color...
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Amy's Reflections

Well, we lost one of the baby hedgehogs last week. It had stopped growing and had some kind of growth on its face which upon research is pretty common as they are prone to tumors in their mouth and throat. Andrew was heartbroken, but the other hedgehog seems to be...
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Notes from Steve

My friend Darrel from Sioux City - great guy, we were in the same grade in school - sang a song about old friends* and posted it on his Facebook site. My class had about 330 students and there are so many diverse and angry posts on all sides of...
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