Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders - Page 13

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 saw this the other day. Our zone of comfort (first circle) is where we feel safe and comfortable, our home, our couch .. our bed. This is where we will grow fat and someday die. As we move into the fear and learning zone, we will do so with...
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The Brief by Reagan

We are in the process of preparing for a family vacation. We will be gone for five days and I’m thinking I should seek help now as a preemptive strike on the chaos that is about to begin. I have a wonderful family, but the five of us together for...
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Notes from Steve

Micki said I had non-verbal angst yesterday. “You looked agitated.” Trying to figure out where my emotional knots are coming from. Does everybody get this way? Some people talk about the need for retail therapy or wine Wednesday (any day of the week) or going for a long run …...
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Notes from Steve

Re-imagining the healthcare delivery system for the near future is nothing short of interesting; perhaps even scary. I was at a meeting in Iowa City yesterday with a group of 7 other CEO’s and our discussion centered on the on-going need for inpatient beds. They were talking about a proposed...
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Thoughts from Holly

We are in the midst of goal setting and planning for our next fiscal year. This next year will once again bring us new challenges and opportunities that we will need to tackle head on. Senior leadership has been preparing for our LDI (Leadership Development Institute) for the quarter and...
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Notes from Steve

I’m trying to figure out as whether or not to get a dog. I’m not asking for advice and you don’t want to give me advice, because I will fully blame you if it doesn’t work out. Ultimately, this needs to be a decision of my own making. How does...
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Amy's Reflections

For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more. Luke 12:48 Recently Jacob got in trouble in chorus for talking and messing around. His teacher texted me to let me know of...
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Notes from Steve

This week I’m seeing a lot of my cousins that I haven’t seen in decades. And it’s not for a funeral. My sister is flying back from the east coast for this mini family reunion; just because. I’m half expecting a food fight at the PizzaKing in Council Bluffs because...
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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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