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.

 

 

Amy's Reflections

As I write this article we have successfully completed another fiscal year. As we look towards completing our self-evaluations and prepare ourselves for our evaluations it is a great time to reflect on this past year and the impact we made. I know that none of you like completing your...
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Notes from Steve

In late November or early December, I typically have my annual winter cough and I think it should last the requisite 10 days … but no, sometimes it gets worse after the ten days. I think - “this is not fair, it’s supposed to go away after a week to...
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From Ashley's Perspective

As, the newest senior leader I first want to thank you all for your dedication and amazing hard work each one of you have put in the past few months. It truly has been remarkable and made me very proud as I have transitioned to working with you all in...
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Notes from Steve

2020 bites - we can all agree with this. For me, it’s the fact that all my rides have canceled and being a card carrying hypochondriac, every time I cough I start planning for the worst case scenario but beyond that … I don’t know. You all know that I’m...
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Amy's Reflections

I have tried to instill in my children that they are a product of the choices they make. Each decision has a consequence and some will lead you closer to your goals and some will lead you off the path. For most of us the road we are traveling is...
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Notes from Steve

Someone said the world was in chaos right now. I agree. The normal world before was a fast moving machine - creaking and wobbling but moving. I picture a train moving fast and almost out of control. With Covid19 - we as a world were forced to slow down (stop)...
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Notes from Steve

“Maria Van Kerkhove, World Health Organization's technical lead for coronavirus response and head of its emerging diseases and zoonoses unit, said during a media briefing in Geneva on Monday that "it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually transmits onward to a secondary individual." But then on...
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The Brief by Reagan

I have written this article several times. It seems to be highly political and preachy each time I write it. I’m really trying to avoid that. Instead I have decided to write a funny parable. I hope it is a welcomed reprieve. For those of you that don’t know I...
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Amy's Reflections

Hopefully everyone enjoyed the sunshine and warmer temperatures this past week. We were planning on taking a family vacation to Maine this week but like everyone else, we had to make adjustments to our plan. Rick decided to go ahead and take the time off and enjoy some quality time...
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Notes from Steve

The world is falling apart. I was on a patio on a roof on Friday night in Des Moines watching the riots downtown; during a pandemic and a potential economic depression. If a lavender elephant flew in front of me singing the latest hip-hop song, I’d just chalk it up...
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