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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 29

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

Two Conversations Conversation One: Took place in the Wildflower this week. I was talking with two physicians at lunch. The Topic: Astronomy (not astrology), Quantum Physics and Existence of God; How do they all relate?* Conversation Two: Took place at the nurse’s station on the patient floor in Clarion. The...
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Notes from Steve

My words for 2017 are “Embrace yes with grace.” Essentially, accept and welcome change without freaking out. My other resolutions are no cookies, candy, ice cream, chips and no appetizers before meals. I’m great with everything except the no appetizers. That will be my struggle (at this new restaurant Vivian...
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Amy's Reflections

“Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.”— Swedish proverb December seems like such a busy time of year as we try to fit everything in before the holidays. We have winter concerts, school parties, church programs, and sporting events all over the calendar. We attended...
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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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