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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 23

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

Someone said to me recently that after reading my columns for the past month, they felt I needed a hug. Hmmm … I’m not a huggy person so don’t do that. I went back and reread my words and ok, I was a bit down in the dumps – probably...
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Notes from Steve

I saw some guy’s professional photo, and it looked like someone told him bad news. It was more of a “I just accidently drank sour milk” photo. They have this thing called retakes. In this world of millions of selfies, there is no excuse – practice the look man, practice!...
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Amy's Reflections

"A group becomes a team when all members are sure enough of themselves and their contributions to praise the skill of others." ~ Anonymous Maleigha participated in a volleyball camp in the month of March, and then they decided to continue and play some tournaments in April. They had their...
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Notes from Steve

If there was a GIF (those 2 second videos on the internet) of me right now, it’d be me screaming profanities into a pillow … or me in a fetal position on the floor sobbing. “That’s fairly dramatic Steve, do you need a hug?” No. I need sun. I need...
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Making the Rounds

Stronger The secret to a longer life may be the barbell. According to a new study by the Penn State College of Medicine, strength training as you age reduces your risk for death. Researchers surveyed people age 65 or older about their exercise habits and then tracked them for 15...
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Notes from Steve

You know a fussy baby who is not happy in any situation? The kid is just frustrated in general – nothing will make the baby happy. That’s how I feel today. I’m not sure why, though I think it is the lack of good sleep. Probably, I’m working out too...
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Notes from Steve

“These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” Thomas Paine, 1776 Perhaps I’m being a bit...
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Making the Rounds

The Pendulum For over a decade we (healthcare providers) have been admonished to treat pain. Now we have an opioid crisis. For the same decade, we have been overprescribing antibiotics as well. That was usually the best way to keep the mother of a child with a viral illness happy...
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Notes from Steve

If you know anything about me – you know that I love a good drama. (Specifically, other peoples' drama in real time … I’m a rubbernecker.) So, this week I’m at my annual conference in Chicago – the American College of Healthcare Executives … been going since 1988. Historically, this...
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Notes from Steve

Repurpose. Reimagine. Recalibrate. Relearn. Redo. Last week I anticipated some feedback regarding my article. For those of you who didn’t read it (and I assume everyone did read it, so this is a useless remark), I questioned whether or not we really hear and tell the truth … or just...
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