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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 27

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 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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Amy's Reflections

I prefer to win titles with the team ahead of individual awards or scoring more goals than anyone else. ~ Lionel Messi I have the pleasure of attending the Press Ganey conference this week with several members of our incredible nursing team. These ladies are a testament to the care...
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Notes from Steve

Today is Halloween. Good. Best holiday of the year – costumes, candy, what more could you want? No Black Friday rush to the mall – no decorating and expecting gifts or buying stuff that no one needs … I love Halloween. I was talking about this most holiest of days...
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