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

I remember the TV commercial for tootsie pops with the owl. “How many licks does it take to get to the soft center … one, two, three, crunch … it takes three licks.” I was in Washington, D.C. this week for an AHA Board meeting. There is always hard candy...
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Amy's Reflections

“Be Brave and Take Risks: You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don't have to have it all figured out to move forward.” ~ Roy T. Bennett How do you know you are on the right path? Every day we encounter decisions that require...
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The Brief by Reagan

I was at my parent’s house the other day with my brothers and their families. We were laughing and talking about our childhood. We ended the day in the yard with baseball gloves playing catch and reminiscing about the good old days. Of course, I had to tell a story...
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Notes from Steve

I was talking with my coach this morning and I talked about emotions -- kind of road rage but bigger. When I perceive disrespect, I react. Most of the time, my reaction is not appropriate. Sometimes it’s an angry voice in my head, sometimes I say something stupid and then...
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Amy's Reflections

“In this volatile business of ours, we can ill afford to rest on our laurels, even to pause in retrospect. Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.” ~ Walt Disney It has been a hectic couple of weeks with a...
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Notes from Steve

I bought a painting last week. The painter is a musician out of Des Moines. I’ve been listening to him for years - his music is really awesome (like a James Taylor, but more folky) and his paintings are really cool. This is who I want to be when I...
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Thoughts from Holly

It’s almost back to school time for all! Summer really seemed to fly by and now many families are getting back to bed time schedules and gearing up for the homework to begin. I remember when my boys were in elementary and middle school and what a struggle it was...
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Notes from Steve

When I was with the boy scouts and we’d go camping (it seemed like we camped a lot) the first rule was we had to leave the campsite better than we found it. In college, every year it seemed I moved to a new apartment. When we left we’d always...
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Amy's Reflections

As you may recall from my last article, I was in the middle of back to school shopping with my kids. I had two done and two more to go. You will be happy to hear that we are officially ready for school. I really enjoy the different views of...
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Notes from Steve

Eleanor Roosevelt famously said: “ You must do the thing you think you cannot do." So, I’ve decided to get a tattoo. Not sure what is next. There’s a lot of things I said I’d never do and with this new perspective on life … no telling what’s next. (There’s...
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