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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 45

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

“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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Reflections from Amy

By taking the time to stop and appreciate who you are and what you've achieved - and perhaps learned through a few mistakes, stumbles and losses - you actually can enhance everything about you. Self-acknowledgment and appreciation are what give you the insights and awareness to move forward toward higher...
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Notes from Steve

“Give me one good reason why I should never make a change.” This is from that song I wrote about a couple of weeks ago – and also my motto of the moment. And “disruption” is my word of the moment. This kind of scares me, because it feels like...
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Notes from Steve

This week my focus is on the little things. When we compare organizations … about 90-95% of the makeup of the organizations are the same – the DNA is similar. Restaurants serve food, hospitals provide care, car dealers sell automobiles, stores sell stuff. The difference between a really awesome and...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

Squaring the Curve Yesterday I had the good fortune of listening to one of the nation’s top experts and researchers in the field of exercise, obesity medicine, and wellness, Tim Church MD/PhD, speak. His topic, “Obesity; what is it costing you?” It was entertaining and highly informative. One slide was...
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