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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 16

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

Today (I’m writing this on Monday) is Martin Luther King, Jr. day. I’m listening to Simon and Garfunkel’s "April Come She Will" from 1966. Both are from a turbulent time in history. I was only a toddler at the time but when I think of that period now – looking...
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Amy's Reflections

"Step with care and great tact, and remember that life's a great balancing act." - Dr. Seuss I had an interesting discussion with Maleigha last night when I picked her up from dance. It basically centered on another girl in dance class that was happy to point out Maleigha's mistakes...
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Notes from Steve

This past weekend for me was a rarity. I had no plans … so I binge watched TV. I heard that the show The Crown was good and I was reluctant because I really didn’t want to watch 8 hours of stuff about the queen – but it was great....
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Notes from Steve

Propel. This is my word for 2018. “Propel” by itself is not enough, to move in a forward direction is admirable but I want to propel and win at the same time. My friend in Chicago tried to pretty up “win” by saying “how about ‘triumph’?”. Still means winning, I...
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Making the Rounds

January 3*, 2018 - No Legs Shakespeare said, “I cried because I had no shoes until I saw the man with no legs.” We all have our struggles in life and those struggles have a purpose. It started at birth. We were all comfy inside the womb, laying around safe...
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Amy's Reflections

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” ~ Oprah Winfrey As we get close to the end of another year it is fun to take a moment and reflect on all that we have accomplished over this past year. Healthcare has changed a...
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Notes from Steve

I was reviewing my resolutions for this year and I had one left to achieve – an 8 minute mile on the treadmill … I’m so close. BUT – I decided this may be a fiscal year resolution (year ending June 30, 2018) so I would still have six months...
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Making the Rounds

Warm Places Today was a great day around the hospital. We take care of people here. The day started with a trauma call in the ER. I observed, once again, everyone in their “element”. Vinnie was drawing up medication, Brian was holding cervical traction and Dr. Willerth was preparing to...
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Notes from Steve

I’m going to say Merry Christmas and skip the other holiday greetings because I’m not sure there are people who read this who celebrate the other holidays.* I’m not ready. I again threatened this year to put up my sign “converted to Judaism”, but now I realize I don’t have...
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Notes from Steve

Someone said to me last Friday "surely you have grandkids". I went home and shaved off my very gray beard. I figure I lead a better life by being quiet in situations that I don't know the absolute truth. Quint Studer used to say he wouldn't even congratulate a woman...
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