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

Congratulations, it is Monday and if you are reading this you have survived the EPIC upgrade this past weekend. Amber has done a wonderful job of prepping us for the new changes and as we become more comfortable with the new format it will get easier and easier. So, huge...
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Notes from Steve

Somehow we ended up with more leftovers than food prepared -- Thanksgiving dinner for 16 at my house and 50 to-go containers for everyone. I’m not sure how this happened. Michele, my sister said we need to keep notes for next year. She said we did right on the amount...
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Greg's Greetings

We are just beginning all of the “busyness” that comes along with the holiday season. This was quite apparent as Tricia and I took our daughters and their respective husband and boyfriend to the Mall of America for some Christmas shopping a couple weekends ago. It was a great weekend...
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Notes from Steve

It’s officially (unofficially) winter - per the blizzard last night. And it’s not welcome. And it’s sloppy and dangerous and not fair. (“stomp stomp stomp”) The only thing good about this time of winter is that most people hate it, and I love to commiserate with others, so this is...
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Notes from Steve

I joined a book club recently. I’ve never done anything like this before, and I thought it might be just a reason to get together to drink wine and eat (it kind of is), but also you have to read a book and discuss. My first meeting was last week...
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Amy's Reflections

After watching the video from QEMS five different times, I decided to challenge my family with a phone free day. So, this past Sunday we put our phones away and enjoyed conversation and connecting with one another. We were almost late for church as no one knew what time it...
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Notes from Steve

Last Saturday, November 9th it was warm enough for a long bike ride in Des Moines. I was smiling like an idiot the whole time and waving at everyone I passed. My mood was for the most part giddy because it probably was the last ride of the year and...
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Amy's Reflections

I survived the final college transition with Shaila this month where she no longer needs to talk to me every day. It was a rough transition for this momma, but I am super happy that she is settled in college and enjoying her friends. She came home for the weekend...
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Notes from Steve

The concept of wants versus needs has been resting on my mind. Sometimes, my “wants” are truly “needs” and vice versa. As in “I need Doritos because I need Doritos” or “I want to exercise but I just never have the time”. I’ve always said don’t prioritize your schedule but...
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Notes from Steve

I broke my friend’s cat (she’s 9 which is like 55 in human years) that I’m cat-sitting for 5 months while my friend is in Thailand. By broke, I mean the cat (her name is McKenzie, I call her Fred) was trained to use a cat box that she had...
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