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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 34

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

So I got back from my workout yesterday about 5:15PM. I was tooling around in the kitchen when someone said “How can I help you, Steve?” My heart froze because I live alone. The voice was female and I thought “Who’s here?” I ran around my house saying “Hello? Anyone...
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Notes from Steve

Today is my birthday. I’m not ignoring my “special day” but neither am I embracing it. Not for any reason in particular, it is just that at my advanced age of 51, celebration is saved for things like good naps and regularity. If you look at my Facebook page, it...
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Amy's Reflections

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. - Aesop Rick and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary on October 23rd. Interesting fact, my parents and Rick’s parents were married on October 23, 1965, so we were married on that same day 34 years later. If you...
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Notes from Steve

I had a banjo for awhile. It was the loudest thing ever. I really tried to like it but no matter what, it was just loud and twangy. Kudos to the banjo players of the world. My sister loved the look of the Pacer car which is felt by many...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

Top Ten Reasons Why October is the best month 10. The trees are beautiful this time of year 9. Sunrises and sunsets are the most beautiful right now 8. It's not too hot and not too cold! "It's Goldilocks month" 7. It's "indicator month" - indicating change (change rarely gives...
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Notes from Steve

My friend in Arizona has become the “rescue cat” lady. She is always extolling us with stories of cats who lived in garbage compactors (rescued but lost a limb) and a bag of newborn kittens in a convenience store dumpster (they are bottle feeding them) … to tell you the...
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Amy's Reflections

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. - Socrates Quite a few of us attended the EPIC kickoff in Iowa City this week and were able to learn more about the plan and timeline for the...
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Notes from Steve

Yesterday, Ania Renteria received the Iowa Hospital Association Hospital Hero Award. This is awesome!! So I was thinking about this award. The IHA Hospital Hero award is definitely a very cool honor bestowed upon people from across the state for various reasons. Anyone who has gone through orientation in the...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

Speak Life I just came from our Medical Staff meeting. We had some excellent presentations. The one that really stood out for me was about Adverse Childhood Events (ACE) delivered by Dr. Jennifer Blacksmith of our mental health team. I had some idea, but not to the degree of impact...
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Amy's Reflections

Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you. ― Shannon L. Alder We had an open house for Linda Loux’s retirement on Monday and what an amazing turnout. It was truly a tribute to her...
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