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

We have had a lot of conversations at our house lately about teamwork and everyone pitching in to help out around the house with cleaning and chores. One morning last week, I attempted to clarify expectations with my three youngest that they should each pick an area to clean up...
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Notes from Steve

Lately I’ve been out of sorts for stupid things I’ve done. (I accidentally forgot to lock the door to the bathroom at the fitness center a couple of weeks ago and was on display … full on naked … to the Zumba class. This almost sent me into an anxiety...
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A Word from Cindy

As we enter into the month of February we have all survived the Polar Vortex of 2019, hoping that the coldest weather is now behind us. There is hope on the horizon as Punxsutawney Phil, the world's most famous groundhog, did not see his own shadow, predicting an early spring....
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Notes from Steve

I was in Phoenix from Sunday afternoon (my plane was delayed for 7 hours) and got back at midnight Tuesday … then up to Clarion from Des Moines for a meeting Wednesday morning at 7:30. Let me just say - “thank you!” to those that drive a ways to work....
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Notes from Steve

I was all excited about RAGBRAI potentially coming through Clarion. They announced the route January 26th and it’s going south this year which is good as well. Lots of hills and communities I haven’t see or experienced. People who saw me after the announcement expressed concern as if I was...
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The Brief by Reagan

This year I’m trying to make healthier decisions and start working on a healthier lifestyle. To be honest I hate it. I miss Mountain Dew® like no other … None the less for my personal health and well-being I’m doing it. I have started by setting small daily goals, working...
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Notes from Steve

I had this fantastic idea for my article today but I completely forgot what I was going to say. I fear that I am moving into a complete fog but I think that it’s probably just January and scented candles. Since I got the exercise bike (the Peloton) my house...
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Amy's Reflections

In this day and age we are pulled in so many different directions and our attention is often divided. The result is that we often feel like we haven’t accomplished anything and are left feeling defeated. I was discussing this with a leader the other day and we were sharing...
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Notes from Steve

I live in fear that as I age my remaining days will be spent bumbling around looking for my keys or something like that. I know that there are all sorts of tactics and stuff one can use to exercise the brain, but I think I might be just as...
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Thoughts from Holly

We are now two weeks into the New Year and I hope everyone has made their resolutions if this something that you do. As you heard at the QEM’s our theme for this New Year is Imagine… My challenge to each of us is to look at something that we...
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