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.

 

 

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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Notes from Steve

My furnace has been out since the weekend. The furnace people have been trying to fix it, thought it was fixed and then last night it broke again. So I’m wearing a lot of clothes and a stocking cap around the house. I’m thankful that it’s not really cold outside...
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Amy's Reflections

“You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.” ~ Mother Theresa Andrew came home this week and shared that he didn’t think he was going to play baseball after this year. When I started to question him about...
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Notes from Steve

I took one of my bikes in to the bike shop that I go to. I fully intended to have the thing tricked out with new tires and other stuff. The head guy down there said “we can do this for you -- but it won’t change the bike much,...
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The Brief

Reagan Swisher, CCO It looks like spring may actually be arriving. It feels nice to be able to get outside and not have to break through snow drifts. I know for me the seasonal depression was kicking in pretty hard and this change has started to once again lift my...
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Notes from Steve

Notes from Steve Steve Simonin, President & CEO I went skiing last week in Utah. (beware: rant ahead - I’m becoming the old guy who takes the ball that landed in my yard from the neighborhood kid’s game … and keeps it) I’ve come to the conclusion that my skiing...
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