Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders - Page 31

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

"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." - George Bernard Shaw We had a mandatory family meeting this week to discuss failed expectations. It was pretty interesting as we have never had one up to this point, and I am not sure that...
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Notes from Steve

I asked my coach today if I’m way too worried about my cat. She said the politically correct thing and said everyone has different emotions and reactions to their pets. Jocko, my cat, had most of his teeth pulled last week, and then over the weekend he couldn’t catch his...
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Notes from Steve

My Uncle Bob* died last week. The funeral was in Sioux City at my old church. Most of the members were there, except 30 years older from the last time I saw them. I made the rounds at the tables during lunch and told everyone about Iowa Specialty Hospitals &...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

Team Jack A few years back, the Nebraska football team won an ESPY award for a play during their spring game in which they let a little 7 year old boy carry the football for a touchdown. His name was Jack and he was undergoing treatment for brain cancer. Everyone...
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Amy's Reflections

Do one thing every day that scares you. - Eleanor Roosevelt I had a discussion with Maleigha the other night regarding homework that went as follows: Me: Maleigha, go get your homework so I can review it. Maleigha: Mom, you should just trust that I have it done. Me: Well,...
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Notes from Steve

My niece got married last weekend, outside on a patio overlooking a golf course. Luckily the day was gorgeous, but regardless of what the weather was, it would have been great. There was a commercial this past year about a wedding party that gets married outside in a rainstorm. In...
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Notes from Steve

Hmmm... this is hard stuff. As I've re-engaged with myself this past 8 months, I'm surprised by how possible life is. I'm walking to the edge more and trying to play, laugh, learn...live as if this is all there is. AND...AND... life is starting to, after 51 years, become clearer....
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

About a month ago Shelly and I started doing "restorative yoga" on Sunday nights. We usually ride our bikes there and back. (This is why married men live longer: wives that make them work out, eat right, ride bikes, walk the dog and do yoga!) This is a very relaxing...
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Notes from Steve

Chips and dip were my dinner Sunday night. "Steve. Really? Chips and dip?" I justified this action by a long bike ride during the afternoon - with really hard hills. In actuality, the chips and dip cancelled out the long bike ride. My life is a series of break even...
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Amy's Reflections

I have always been much better at asking questions than knowing what the answers were. ~ Bill James Have you ever thought about doing something and never pursued it until someone asked you? This happened to me recently with regards to the Catholic Church. I was raised Methodist and Rick...
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