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

“For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” —Walter Scott I had a discussion last night with Maleigha trying to help her understand the difference between someone that is a true friend and those that appear to be friends but will not have your back when you need them...
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Thoughts from Holly

Happy March everyone!! We are officially 14 days away from spring; Daylight saving time began yesterday at 2:00 a.m., and we get to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this month. Holy Buckets…we have so much to cheer for right now. We are going to make it out of this dreadful Iowa...
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Notes from Steve

i had a conference in Chicago this week* and one of the sessions I went to yesterday was a guy who challenged us to look to the future and decide on “what is our one word legacy by 2022?” Essentially, how do we want to be known? Since this was...
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Amy's Reflections

I had lunch with Shaila today and she reminded me that they have only had two full days of school so far this month. You would think that the kids would be excited about this but they are definitely ready to be back in school. I can see the impact...
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Notes from Steve

Blizzard 2019. I was in Omaha for the funeral of a friend’s son on Friday - was supposed to be there until Sunday but left early Saturday morning because of the impending blizzard. The friends who stayed were there until Monday and probably later into the week. The roads were...
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Greg's Greeting

February and March each year is when leaders budget for the next fiscal year as well as continue to assess what their longer term plans are for each of their departments and what that may mean for planning. During our last Leader meeting, accounting handed out the deadlines of when...
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Notes from Steve

The new normal. Be careful of what you normalize - the bar moves. “Huh?” I have a friend who would look at herself in the mirror and think “not so bad” until she saw herself in pictures next to others. “What happened?” she asked. When she looked in the mirror...
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Amy's Reflections

We have had a lot of conversations at our house lately about teamwork and everyone pitching in to help out around the house with cleaning and chores. One morning last week, I attempted to clarify expectations with my three youngest that they should each pick an area to clean up...
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Notes from Steve

Lately I’ve been out of sorts for stupid things I’ve done. (I accidentally forgot to lock the door to the bathroom at the fitness center a couple of weeks ago and was on display … full on naked … to the Zumba class. This almost sent me into an anxiety...
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A Word from Cindy

As we enter into the month of February we have all survived the Polar Vortex of 2019, hoping that the coldest weather is now behind us. There is hope on the horizon as Punxsutawney Phil, the world's most famous groundhog, did not see his own shadow, predicting an early spring....
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