Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders - Page 2

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 was talking with my coach this morning and I talked about emotions -- kind of road rage but bigger. When I perceive disrespect, I react. Most of the time, my reaction is not appropriate. Sometimes it’s an angry voice in my head, sometimes I say something stupid and then...
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Amy's Reflections

“In this volatile business of ours, we can ill afford to rest on our laurels, even to pause in retrospect. Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.” ~ Walt Disney It has been a hectic couple of weeks with a...
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Notes from Steve

I bought a painting last week. The painter is a musician out of Des Moines. I’ve been listening to him for years - his music is really awesome (like a James Taylor, but more folky) and his paintings are really cool. This is who I want to be when I...
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Thoughts from Holly

It’s almost back to school time for all! Summer really seemed to fly by and now many families are getting back to bed time schedules and gearing up for the homework to begin. I remember when my boys were in elementary and middle school and what a struggle it was...
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Notes from Steve

When I was with the boy scouts and we’d go camping (it seemed like we camped a lot) the first rule was we had to leave the campsite better than we found it. In college, every year it seemed I moved to a new apartment. When we left we’d always...
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Amy's Reflections

As you may recall from my last article, I was in the middle of back to school shopping with my kids. I had two done and two more to go. You will be happy to hear that we are officially ready for school. I really enjoy the different views of...
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Notes from Steve

Eleanor Roosevelt famously said: “ You must do the thing you think you cannot do." So, I’ve decided to get a tattoo. Not sure what is next. There’s a lot of things I said I’d never do and with this new perspective on life … no telling what’s next. (There’s...
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Greg's Greetings

At the end of July, the AHA offered a complimentary spot at their 2019 Leadership Summit to someone from Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics. I was able to make this work in my schedule and, thus traveled out to San Diego for the conference. The first day of the conference...
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Notes from Steve

I'm at an Iowa Hospital Association board event today. We did a strategic planning/hard questions session this morning. It's like taking a bunch of farm animals and asking what everyone likes to eat. Every hospital has different issues and concerns and although it's great to get opinions, it'd be very...
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Amy's Reflections

“Family traditions reveal what you value enough to repeat.” ― Daniel Willingham One of our annual traditions before school starts is for me to go school shopping with each child individually. This is always an adventure for me as each one of them has very different personalities and preferences. Andrew...
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