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

Just got back from a Press Ganey conference*. Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics - Belmond Campus got several awards, and this is a great thing. Ok, so I heard in the halls -- this thing about the Belmond hospital team winning awards (it was Clarion hospital team years ago), as...
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Thoughts from Holly

Last week I took a PTO day to head to Cedar Rapids to watch the CGD varsity girls’ volleyball team participate at the state tournament. What a great opportunity for this team and their coaches. Although the team did not make it to the next round, they had fun and...
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Amy's Reflections

Those of us that work in healthcare know that the only constant we can expect is the unexpected. Things seem to move at the speed of light and the landscape continues to shift and change around us. All of these shifts and changes challenge us to look at our operations...
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Notes from Steve

This is November, and I’m writing this on Tuesday. I know you voted so we’ll move on. (If you didn’t vote for whatever excuse you’ll dig up keep it to yourself, and shame on you as this is your right, privilege, and responsibility.) I’m not going to try and grow...
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Greg's Greeting

On November 11th I have the great honor of being the “buddy” in a 5K run with my nephew who is part of the Waukee school district. My nephew is part of STRIDE which is a fun fitness and running program for boys in grades 3rd through 5th. Boys have...
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News from Steve

I had Jordan pick me up candy for Beggar’s night* as she was getting some for senior leadership to hand out tomorrow. I asked her get stuff that kids would like. (I was thinking “good candy, like Snickers and Almond Joy.”) She bought me sour candies and Laffy Taffy because...
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Amy's Reflections

Rick and I just celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary this week. We actually went on a date out to supper just the two of us to celebrate. It was nice to have time to just visit and not be running to some kid activity. We laughed about the little things...
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Notes from Steve

So today I thought I hung up with a meeting on the phone … I didn’t as I started another discussion, and blathered away to a bunch of people what I thought was a private discussion. #mortified (Like keeping the door open while you are having a full physical.) I...
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Notes from Steve

At orientation on Monday I did my regular spiel; my story, the story of the hospital, and the discussion regarding our Standards of Behavior. For almost two decades we’ve been the model of what “service excellence” looks like. Still posting good results, but we can always do better. I woke...
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Amy's Reflections

I will admit there are a lot of trials and tribulations to being a parent. Although the job itself is incredibly rewarding, there may be moments when you truly want to tap out and take a break. Please know you are not alone and that even if you are not...
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