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; and Regan Swisher, CCO.

 

 

Notes from Steve

Re-imagining the healthcare delivery system for the near future is nothing short of interesting; perhaps even scary. I was at a meeting in Iowa City yesterday with a group of 7 other CEO’s and our discussion centered on the on-going need for inpatient beds. They were talking about a proposed...
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Thoughts from Holly

We are in the midst of goal setting and planning for our next fiscal year. This next year will once again bring us new challenges and opportunities that we will need to tackle head on. Senior leadership has been preparing for our LDI (Leadership Development Institute) for the quarter and...
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Notes from Steve

I’m trying to figure out as whether or not to get a dog. I’m not asking for advice and you don’t want to give me advice, because I will fully blame you if it doesn’t work out. Ultimately, this needs to be a decision of my own making. How does...
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Amy's Reflections

For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more. Luke 12:48 Recently Jacob got in trouble in chorus for talking and messing around. His teacher texted me to let me know of...
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Notes from Steve

This week I’m seeing a lot of my cousins that I haven’t seen in decades. And it’s not for a funeral. My sister is flying back from the east coast for this mini family reunion; just because. I’m half expecting a food fight at the PizzaKing in Council Bluffs because...
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Greg's Greetings

This is the time of year where each leader works with their department to set goals for next fiscal year. Those should be ones that roll up and help achieve the goals of the system. Providing clear direction is necessary when developing goals whether for the hospital or personally. The...
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Notes from Steve

One of the biggest fears known to humankind is the fear of public speaking. Luckily I didn’t croak on a talk I gave last week. Dr. Diamond and I spoke on “Working as one: systemic approaches to whole community health” - the title was given to us … I, personally,...
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Amy's Reflections

“Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren't any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn't be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life's challenges and problems seem to be,...
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Notes from Steve

I’ve been watching the news and this bit about rich parents paying for their kids to get into Ivy League colleges has been big news. I don’t necessarily hope the parents go to jail, but the whole thing does seem a little unfair. One charge was that parents were paying...
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A Word from Cindy

A Word from Cindy Cindy Hunter, CQO Many of you know that I enjoy the basketball season and especially cheering on the Cyclones; needless to say my bracket was busted in the first week. Even when that happened I continue to cheer on the rest of the Big 12, and...
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