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.

 

 

Notes from Steve

I bought a painting last week. The painter is a musician out of Des Moines. I’ve been listening to him for years - his music is really awesome (like a James Taylor, but more folky) and his paintings are really cool. This is who I want to be when I...
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Thoughts from Holly

It’s almost back to school time for all! Summer really seemed to fly by and now many families are getting back to bed time schedules and gearing up for the homework to begin. I remember when my boys were in elementary and middle school and what a struggle it was...
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Notes from Steve

When I was with the boy scouts and we’d go camping (it seemed like we camped a lot) the first rule was we had to leave the campsite better than we found it. In college, every year it seemed I moved to a new apartment. When we left we’d always...
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Amy's Reflections

As you may recall from my last article, I was in the middle of back to school shopping with my kids. I had two done and two more to go. You will be happy to hear that we are officially ready for school. I really enjoy the different views of...
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Notes from Steve

Eleanor Roosevelt famously said: “ You must do the thing you think you cannot do." So, I’ve decided to get a tattoo. Not sure what is next. There’s a lot of things I said I’d never do and with this new perspective on life … no telling what’s next. (There’s...
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Greg's Greetings

At the end of July, the AHA offered a complimentary spot at their 2019 Leadership Summit to someone from Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics. I was able to make this work in my schedule and, thus traveled out to San Diego for the conference. The first day of the conference...
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Notes from Steve

I'm at an Iowa Hospital Association board event today. We did a strategic planning/hard questions session this morning. It's like taking a bunch of farm animals and asking what everyone likes to eat. Every hospital has different issues and concerns and although it's great to get opinions, it'd be very...
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Amy's Reflections

“Family traditions reveal what you value enough to repeat.” ― Daniel Willingham One of our annual traditions before school starts is for me to go school shopping with each child individually. This is always an adventure for me as each one of them has very different personalities and preferences. Andrew...
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Notes from Steve

Even though they claimed RAGBRAI was supposed to be 447.3 miles, we calculated that we rode around 490 miles. This makes for one long week of sitting on a bike. On the first day we rode in a driving rain - threats of lightning. (I twisted my ankle, my front...
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A Word from Cindy

Summer has officially arrived. Heat indexes over 100 degrees, parades, county fairs, watermelon, sweetcorn, RAGBRAI, grilling, swimming and boating. These are just a few of the things that remind me that summer is in full swing. Our two year old granddaughter is loving summer. When the Wright County Fair ended...
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