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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 26

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

I often joke that the boys are hostages against their own will this year in football. Although they are warming up to the idea of playing football again this year, they would really rather not. Now, I am sure some of you are already forming your opinion on how I...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

A couple of weeks ago, we were in Chicago. While we were at bag claim, I recognized six Nebraska Football players standing there. I told Shelly their names, where they were from, their position, and year in school. She asked if I wanted a picture with them and I said...
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Notes from Steve

I’ve told myself a lot of things over the years ; “Life would be so much better if I did .” A good friend and I were talking yesterday, and she told me that she was a lifelong runner but had to give it up because of hip issues from...
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Notes from Steve

Our Iowa Weight Loss/Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics RAGBRAI Team battled hills and hot weather last week and rode the route across Iowa. It was just absolutely amazing. I'm speaking for the group, but I have to say - a good time was had by all. And, we did some...
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Amy's Reflections

"A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you're in and take advantage of it". ~ Nikki Giovann August is one of my favorite...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

I just sent out an email about our next medical staff meeting on August 3rd. There it is…the 3rd of the month again, exactly seven months since we lost our beautiful Jack. He is constantly on my mind, more than anyone probably knows, but the 3rd of each month stings...
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Notes from Steve

I’m on Ragbrai this week. Yesterday was the 2 year anniversary of my bariatric surgery. Pre-surgery, I felt like I was slowly dying. It hurt to walk - all I wanted to do was lay on the couch … I was aging and dying in place. Now, the answer for...
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Notes from Steve

I was at Dr. Nagel's going away parties yesterday, and I was moved by the amount of love in the different venues for a guy who truly and absolutely impacted everyone he touched. First in the afternoon, his legions of patients stood in line and expressed their sadness for his...
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Amy's Reflections

Step back in perspective, open your heart and welcome transition into a new phase of life. - Linda Rawson My thought for this week is transitions. There are transitions going on around us all the time, and we tend to have a first row seat especially in healthcare. For each...
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Notes from Steve

I got up yesterday morning at 4am and made pesto. I had a lot of basil I needed to get rid of … so I needed to make it* … or the basil would have gone bad. Did I have to do it at 4am; probably not but I was...
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