Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders - Page 43

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 have the heat cranked up in my office. I have the heat cranked up in my house … I was never cold when I was 70 pounds heavier. “Really? Are you actually complaining because you’ve lost weight? SHAME!” I am not complaining, I am stating a fact. My four-inch...
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Notes from Steve

Three newer leaders and I went to cold, rainy Orlando to a Disney “resort”* for Studer training. Since you’ve all been to orientation, you are all aware of the strong foundation we’ve built with a dozen plus years of working with Quint and his great coaches. So, just a few...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

The Patient Experience: What are they telling us? We care greatly about the quality of care we provide to our population. We do very well at it. We measure it, and it shows. Our competitors are getting better and better at it too. We MUST continue to improve. Recently, a...
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Reflections from Amy

The further you go in life, the more you realize what you're going to leave this Earth. It's not going to be, ‘It was a great platform. It was great to win the Super Bowl,’ but really and truly what you're going to leave on this Earth is the influence...
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Notes from Steve

With my new weight loss I thought, “Time for new clothes.” I went to this fancy-dancy men’s store in Des Moines last week and tried on some stuff. Everyone was waving at me like I was the Queen of England the second I stepped in the door, and I thought,...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

I had a really weird dream. Greg and Kirk were playing Horse (no jump shots—all dunks) in the parking lot, and the loser had to watch the winner eat a Big Mac. Amy rode into Clarion from Belmond in a buggy pulled by Clydesdales. She was accompanied by a Dalmation...
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Notes from Steve

At the Belmond and Clarion Hospital Governing Board meetings Tuesday, we talked about the importance of filling out the surveys. I mentioned that we have been doing a lot of training and discussion with the staff to introduce the survey to the patient in the visit and explain the importance...
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Notes from Steve

I told a friend yesterday that a major part of my life was missing. I used to run on angst and anxiety – it was the fuel for my sense of urgency. Now, I don’t have it. Since I’ve lost the weight and am exercising a lot, my blood pressure...
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Reflections from Amy

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. ~ Michael Jordan Shaila shared with me the other night that she had the worst day. Her team got beat in PE class, 29-1. She blamed it on the mix of players, and said that if she had the right team,...
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Notes from Steve

My cat with the weight issue has been getting less food from me. We are working on a diet plan, and since he is hungry all the time he has actually ventured out of the living room looking for me to feed him. He hasn't been to the kitchen for...
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