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.

 

 

Notes from Steve

I grew up in Sioux City. Sioux City is at the bend in the Missouri river and for the life of me when I grew up I had no clue on directions … north, south, east, west, I had no clue. The whole town felt very diagonal to me. Now,...
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Amy's Reflections

Hopefully everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend and was able to enjoy the sun and warmer temperatures. It is amazing what a few days of sunshine can do to lift our spirits. I know when it is cloudy and rainy, I feel like I am channeling Eeyore and his take...
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Ashley's Perspective

Recently we took a short trip to a hotel with an indoor water park. Rylan was very excited for this trip as we had told her last summer about the indoor water park with a pirate ship. However, things did not work out for us to take her until recently....
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Notes from Steve

In Des Moines there is this restaurant called St. Kilda. A breakfast choice there is mushroom toast - a big piece of sourdough bread slathered with some sort of cheese spread, then topped with a bunch of sautéed mushrooms and a poached egg. This is the most amazing creation of...
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Amy's Reflections

We continue to work on personal responsibility in our house in raising our kids. This past week I had an early meeting and told the kids on my way out of the house they needed to ride the bus. Maleigha called shortly before 8 a.m. to share they had missed...
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Notes from Steve

The link above is a four minute video in a foreign language. The basic message is that we don’t know what’s happening in other’s lives. If you get chance, please watch it. The universe feels weird right now. To me - it feels very chrysalis like. As we emerge from...
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Notes from Steve

I set a goal to watch the Harry Potter movies. I never saw any of them. My analysis is they’re really good. My friend, Cheryl, never allowed her daughter to eat junk food. When her daughter was seven or eight, she visited the elderly neighbor couple who promptly fed her...
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The Brief by Reagan

I am writing my article a little early for once. I procrastinate writing my article, I have to think of something entertaining to talk about. However, the due date for this article is St. Patrick’s Day and this gives me an opportunity to talk a little history. St. Patrick is...
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Amy's Reflections

Shaila is home this week for spring break. She is so excited to have a little time off and a mental break from school. I am just excited to have her home for a week. I love when all my family is in the same place. I think we can...
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Notes from Steve

I’m getting new mattresses and box springs today. My nephew asked “when was the last time you replaced them?” According to the Better Sleep Council, you should replace your mattresses every 7-10 years.* I did not know this - I thought they were new, but they are actually probably 10...
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