Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders - Page 44

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.

 

 

Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

E Squared (Engagement x Experience) E2 is our theme for the year. We have been presenting it at QEM’s, clinic ops, med staff meetings, and all around the facilities. We are a five star organization. We have a very engaged work force and medical staff. We do very well in...
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Notes from Steve

My friend moved to Chicago. She attended a Cubs game there the second day and was on seen on TV. She’s in the black hat. Friends all over took pictures of her on their TV’s. My uncle George once was on the Lawrence Welk show in the 70’s and danced...
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Notes from Steve

This is a weirdly strange week for me. I was trying to figure it out and was telling a friend of my “dilemma”. She asked what had changed in my life. When I was growing up I had a group of friends – guys and girls – from the neighborhood...
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Amy's Reflections

Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. --Vince Lombardi As I was talking to another leader this week she made the comment that she doesn’t know how I do it, balancing work and raising four children....
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Notes from Steve

Peeling Back the Layers I thought of the analogy of peeling back layers of wall paper in an old house and getting to the core of what the house originally looked like. What was the thought or vision of the architect when the house was built? The reason I thought...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

Top Ten Reasons We Are a 5 Star Hospital: 10) We are north of highway 20 and the weather is beautiful year ‘round! 9) OK… #10 is not true, but we do have the largest generators in a 5 state region so it’s always 72 degrees in our facilities (including...
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Notes from Steve

So in the last week I (and the other leaders) participated in a ropes course in Des Moines (100 degrees and 100% humidity – 40 feet off the ground, walking on a rope), got asked to be a keynote speaker at convention in North Carolina in November (yeesh), had my...
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Amy's Reflections

We do not see the world as the world is, we see the world as we are. – Stephen Covey Rick and I spent the day yesterday driving to Iowa City to have Jacob and Maleigha assessed for dyslexia. It was an interesting experience, as we have been there before...
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Notes from Steve

This guy named Vijali said “We need to give ourselves permission to act out our dreams and visions, not look for more sensations, more phenomena, but live our strongest dreams – even if it takes a lifetime.” Yes, he’s right. I think the problem, and my dilemma, is to decipher...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

Making the Rounds Stay positive. Be thankful. This Friday is July 17th. It will be my daughter’s (Grace) 23rd birthday. My oldest son Jack (21) will take the MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test) on Friday. Cole (19) heads to Creighton in about 6 weeks. Hunter (16) is in Ann Arbor...
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