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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 25

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

“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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Amy's Reflections

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci So the boys have completed training to be altar servers at church. They had about an hour or so of training and were so very excited about this new opportunity. As they hopped into the car they excitedly shared “we get...
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Notes from Steve

Unencumbered. For the first time in a long time – I find myself free of worry. I’m not really sure how to deal with this. In the past year and a half – my personal life has been pretty much about reducing my obligations (church, grounded, Jocko (sad)) while adding...
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Notes from Steve

So in twenty years I have written a lot of these weekly musings. (Around a thousand I think) Some are funny. Some are boring. Some hit a nerve, and some try to impart a lesson. Some are really close to my heart and are hard to write but are really...
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