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 got the tattoo. It says “Do Good. Ride Hard. Live Well.” Do Good. For me this relates to being a good guy in the community - doing things that help my town, my organization, my world be a better place to live. It could be paying for someone’s groceries,...
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Greg's Greetings

At our next LDI we are going to be focusing on self-care, reward and recognition and finding balance. What is self-care? Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Sounds simple – right? Not really, and it is...
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Notes from Steve

Yesterday I was at the fitness center and I was thinking I needed to buy coffee beans. After my workout I was walking by the desk and Denise (who was working) was talking to someone and I thought it was someone who is opening a new store uptown and they’ll...
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Amy's Reflections

We are starting to settle into our back to school routine. Shaila is getting the hang of college and balancing work, classes, and cheerleading. The boys have adjusted to being in a different building and moving classes throughout the day and Maleigha is really enjoying being in a school without...
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Notes from Steve

I couldn’t sleep last night. I was wide awake at 1AM. I took 2 Advil PMs because I thought that was the dosage (I couldn’t read the fine print … font size - “extremely tiny”) but I think that was double the dosage. I’m feeling like I’m walking in a...
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A Word from Cindy

This last Wednesday we celebrated the incredible HCAHPS scores that Iowa Specialty Hospital has been able to achieve and maintain for the last 12 months. Achieving over 90% on all 11 categories for an extended period of time is amazing. This credit goes to each and every one of you....
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Notes from Steve

I did this new bike trail in Des Moines recently. I got hopelessly lost. I was also sweating so much I thought I was going to be sick and potentially fall over. I told a friend that I am at a crossroads with my physical fitness. I can be fat...
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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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