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.

 

 

Amy's Reflections

Our family has definitely been supporting the ISH system this last month. Three of my four kids ended up with concussions for various reasons. I think we have the protocols for concussions down now. The concussions started with Jacob being blindsided in a football game. It took him a couple...
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Notes from Steve

I thought about writing about the RAGBRAI debacle. It’s been top of mind for me since last week. For those who aren’t following the “debacle” - the guy hired by the Des Moines Register for the last 16 years quit the paper and is starting another ride to compete with...
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Thoughts from Holly

The weather has been changing with the leaves turning, mums are in full bloom, and it won’t stop raining (ugh). Let’s hope the rain stops soon so the farmers can get in the fields and combine the crops. With the changing of the seasons we need to take time to...
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Notes from Steve

There was a world famous* strip joint in the town** next to the town (Scotland, SD) where I ran my first hospital. I asked my assistant Judy if she’d ever been there. “Yes, I went the night the monkey died”. (How could I not ask?) “What monkey?” I asked. She...
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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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