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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.

 

 

Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

Poypul Toykey When I was 4 or 5 years old I could pronounce ANY new word I heard, perfectly the first time I would hear it (or so I’m told). My Dad would show me off like a party trick. It made all my siblings (who were all at least...
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Notes from Steve

My new cat has been biting me non-stop. I was lying in bed last week, not terrified; but on the path, thinking “this is not working”. I had come to the conclusion that my new, one year old cat was insane – running hither and yon, causing all sorts of...
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Notes from Steve

This week is Thanksgiving. Even though I’m not always full of bubbling gratitude; I’m thankful for a lot of things. “What?” The cat I got last week literally climbed the walls all night, last night. He was insane. Today, though, he’s good, and I’m thankful (exhausted but thankful) for him....
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Amy's Reflections

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ― Charles Dickens Happy Thanksgiving Week! We should all take time to stop and be thankful more in our lives. One of the things we like to do over supper is ask the kids to share one...
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Notes from Steve

I got one cat. I’m calling him Buddy even though the animal rescue league named him Elvis. Elvis is not a cat name, and I’m not calling my cat Elvis*. I originally was going to get two buddy cats, but they were really painfully shy to the point of hissing...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

This is my “Thanksgiving” edition. This is what I’m thankful for today. Susie Q Today is my *sister’s birthday. I won't tell you how old, but she is 11 years older than me. She was there when I was born (I was born in my house, in North Omaha, delivered...
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Notes from Steve

I’m getting 2 cats on Saturday. (“Why isn’t he talking about the defeat of Hillary? Wasn’t he a big supporter of her?”) I decided to move on and adopt a couple of 3 year old black cats from the animal rescue league out of Des Moines. (“Strange that with emotions...
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Amy's Reflections

“My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place.”– Sidney Sheldon I am constantly reminded of the love and support that we have for each other in this healthcare family. With the recent attacks on law enforcement in Des...
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Notes from Steve

Blame, paranoia, reactive, anger, stonewall, fear, doom, crooked, assumptions, proactive, compromise, hope, faith, vision, progress … Intentions. How do we lead our lives? Is our individual journey set up to be defensive in nature? Are we concerned with winning at any cost? There is a lot of anger in the...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

Stories for the Nursing Home Each night when Shelly and I get some quiet time together to recap our days, she will often end her recap with “these will be great stories for the nursing home someday”. Truly, these stories are full of “color” and often lead to laughter, but...
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