Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders - Page 40

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

In the five stages of grief* the stage of bargaining is the one that resonates the most with me. I think it is more 5 stages of change because we, as humans, experience all the stages with most everything we do. Luckily, most of these stages are quickly experienced, but...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

For Our Own Good “I’m telling you this for your own good,” can be difficult words to hear. They should also be difficult words to say. Have those words ever been directed at you? After all, who wants to be criticized no matter how good the intention? It’s unlikely that...
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Reflections from Amy

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” - Wayne Dyer My theme for this week is change and challenging ourselves to grow. I had a wonderful opportunity last week to present a scholarship at the Belmond-Klemme Community High School awards night. Any...
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Notes from Steve

I’m in D.C. this week. It was forecast to be in the 90’s … sweltering heat … high humidity. I need to do a shout out to my cat-caretakers this week as well. My large-ish cat, post hospitalization (a month or so ago) has not retrained himself on properly positioning...
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Notes from Steve

“The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” I said this to someone yesterday regarding some personal stuff I needed done. It was in reference to me because I had to complain loudly and often to get something done. I remember Quint Studer once talked about patients who are unnecessarily picky. He...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

My 18 year old son, Cole, drove me up to Clarion this morning. The goal was to give him additional Interstate highway driving experience before he heads off to Creighton in three months. He will be two hours away from home straight west on I-80. The day turned out to...
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Reflections from Amy

Sail beyond the horizon; fly higher than you ever thought possible; magnify your existence by helping others; be kind to people and animals of all shapes and sizes; be true to what you value most; shine your light on the world; and be the person you were born to be....
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Notes from Steve

This is hospital week. This is the week where you all – for all the incredibly meaningful and difficult work you do on a 24/7, 365 basis – are to be acknowledged and recognized. AWESOME JOB! However, you do incredibly meaningful and difficult work all the time and truly, I...
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Notes from Steve

Someone was complaining somewhere recently about starting a sentence with “So ….” I do this often, and two things come to mind. One, “Complainers, get a life!” This comment came from the “2 Cents Worth” column in the Des Moines Register. People have been putting their 2 cents worth of...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

To Advance, First Retreat* Flying through life on autopilot can not only cause you to repeat both serious and silly mistakes, it can, with time, deprive you of joy. Fortunately, there is a life skill that helps switch off that robotic mindset freeing you to become tuned in to how...
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