Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders - Page 20

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.

 

 

Making the Rounds

The Shell Game As I write this I am at a conference for our Accountable Care Organization (ACO), Caravan Health. This is the organization that helps our organization (and many other rural organizations) manage population health and navigate the constant changes that occur in the delivery of healthcare in our...
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Notes from Steve

The Christmas season is upon us. I have my tree up and am looking forward to nog. Come December 24th I will be up to here (pointing at my forehead) with the continual Christmas music. And the need to comment on the commercialism of the holiday will play over and...
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Amy's Reflections

I feel like when you are really appreciative, it makes it easier to have a better outlook and perspective of life in general. ~ Miguel While I was at a meeting recently, I was introduced to the concept of Appreciative Inquiry. I am really intrigued by this concept as it...
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Notes from Steve

I want to take a stand against inevitability. There are only a couple of things that are truly inevitable – we’re all going to die, but pretty much … that might be it. We’ll all get older, sure, but a decline in health doesn’t inevitably have to follow. We were...
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Making the Rounds

“I just don’t want to mess this up…” Have you ever thought this or even said it? Guess what, that is going to be your downfall because you absolutely will fall and you will mess up. People that struggle with seeing progress have major issues with this. They feel that...
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Notes from Steve

I’m all in on Christmas this year. However, I’m not planning on decorating the outside of the house though, unless they make orange and red lights that convey a mid-century modern vibe. I would consider going caroling, and I’m up for any jingle jam as long as they serve nog....
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Amy's Reflections

“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.”~ Tecumseh Last week was somewhat eventful week for our...
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Notes from Steve

I did this whirlwind trip out to California with Dr. Hurt to meet with a strategic partner on Tuesday to come back bright and early on Wednesday. I’m not a fan of traveling. But … I persevered and made it all right. As I look back – there were a...
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Steve's Notes

I'm intrigued by the concept of the "maverick". The synonyms for this word includes nonconformist and rebel. This statement has been used to describe me and Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics. We're "mavericks!" in rural healthcare. I like to think we don't cotton to the conventional. We like to see...
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Making the Rounds

Fighting and Leading The fight behind the scenes exists. Every day. Everyone knows about the ‘front lines” in healthcare. You see it in the ER, the operating room, labor and delivery, etc. The daily encounters with life and death are visible for all who work and visit here to see....
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