Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders - Page 3

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.

 

 

The Brief by Reagan

We are into what is my favorite time of year. I have lots of childhood memories of the holidays and decorating the house I grew up in. My parents were great, and they let us decorate the outside however we wanted. It was always tacky and overdone with lights. Think...
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Notes from Steve

I had 16 people to my house on Thanksgiving. That’s a lot of people. I read something about cooking for 8 hours, eating for 20 minutes, and cleaning for 6 hours that gave me pause, but I enjoyed the day anyway. For some reason, I really love cooking - the...
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Amy's Reflections

It has been a rough week for my three youngest children as they lost all of their electronic devices on Sunday night. This is somewhat disastrous for them as we head into a five day weekend. Unfortunately they needed a reminder that there are certain things that are expected of...
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Notes from Steve

I read a sign on FaceBook this morning - “Even though it’s Monday, it’s a short week that ends with pie and shopping.” Nothing like slapping on the positive lens for the week. If it was 72 degrees and sunny it’d be better, but I’m fine with the short week,...
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Notes from Steve

Just got back from a Press Ganey conference*. Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics - Belmond Campus got several awards, and this is a great thing. Ok, so I heard in the halls -- this thing about the Belmond hospital team winning awards (it was Clarion hospital team years ago), as...
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Thoughts from Holly

Last week I took a PTO day to head to Cedar Rapids to watch the CGD varsity girls’ volleyball team participate at the state tournament. What a great opportunity for this team and their coaches. Although the team did not make it to the next round, they had fun and...
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Amy's Reflections

Those of us that work in healthcare know that the only constant we can expect is the unexpected. Things seem to move at the speed of light and the landscape continues to shift and change around us. All of these shifts and changes challenge us to look at our operations...
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Notes from Steve

This is November, and I’m writing this on Tuesday. I know you voted so we’ll move on. (If you didn’t vote for whatever excuse you’ll dig up keep it to yourself, and shame on you as this is your right, privilege, and responsibility.) I’m not going to try and grow...
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Greg's Greeting

On November 11th I have the great honor of being the “buddy” in a 5K run with my nephew who is part of the Waukee school district. My nephew is part of STRIDE which is a fun fitness and running program for boys in grades 3rd through 5th. Boys have...
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News from Steve

I had Jordan pick me up candy for Beggar’s night* as she was getting some for senior leadership to hand out tomorrow. I asked her get stuff that kids would like. (I was thinking “good candy, like Snickers and Almond Joy.”) She bought me sour candies and Laffy Taffy because...
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