Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders - Page 4

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

Rick and I just celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary this week. We actually went on a date out to supper just the two of us to celebrate. It was nice to have time to just visit and not be running to some kid activity. We laughed about the little things...
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Notes from Steve

So today I thought I hung up with a meeting on the phone … I didn’t as I started another discussion, and blathered away to a bunch of people what I thought was a private discussion. #mortified (Like keeping the door open while you are having a full physical.) I...
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Notes from Steve

At orientation on Monday I did my regular spiel; my story, the story of the hospital, and the discussion regarding our Standards of Behavior. For almost two decades we’ve been the model of what “service excellence” looks like. Still posting good results, but we can always do better. I woke...
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Amy's Reflections

I will admit there are a lot of trials and tribulations to being a parent. Although the job itself is incredibly rewarding, there may be moments when you truly want to tap out and take a break. Please know you are not alone and that even if you are not...
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Notes from Steve

I was near Albany, New York this past couple of days with my friend Cheryl. She wanted to do this trip to upstate New York for a while, and it was her birthday and I’m saying “yes” to a lot of things now so … Anyway, that accident where 20...
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Notes from Steve

I asked a friend yesterday if she felt this was a crazy time and if she met herself coming and going. She said yes, this was a crazy time. I found myself yelling in my house “Let go and let God” at the top of my lungs. It’s a short...
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Amy's Reflections

We had our monthly Board meetings this week. Even though it makes for a long day, I really enjoy the Board meetings as it is our opportunity to share how wonderful you all are with our Boards. We have recently started having the new providers come and meet the Board...
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Notes from Steve

My nephews were dressed in lederhosen for the first annual Octoberfest at Timbukbru this past weekend. They were working the festival at the local brewery as well as participating in the Polka and the chicken dances. Octoberfest at Timbukbru, this is a good thing for our little town - it...
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Notes from Steve

“Be careful what you put in your mind” my dad used to say. He was talking about introducing negative or mean or bad thoughts to your mind - because our wonderful and amazing brains have the ability to obsess and fret. It’s a fact (at least in my life) that...
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Thoughts from Holly

Yesterday our new Nutrition Services Director for ISH came to meet the staff. Suffice it to say prior to the meeting there was a lot of angst and fear of what he would be like and if he even existed. I feel after both meetings in Belmond and Clarion, the...
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