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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 48

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

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. – Ben Franklin There has been a lot of discussion about accountable care organizations (ACO’s) lately. As a matter of fact, our system is a part of one (the National Rural ACO). I thought I would take the opportunity this...
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Notes from Steve

I’m back into running. I didn’t exactly remember (but now do) that running hurts. Not when running necessarily, but afterwards. I also didn’t think that at 50 years old, running may tend to tax the body – just a little. Yesterday I was in Chicago and they had free HBO...
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Reflections from Amy

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. ~ Jimmy Johnson Last week we took Andrew to Iowa City for testing for a learning disability and he was diagnosed with dyslexia. It wasn’t a huge surprise as it is what we had suspected but what we should do...
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Notes from Steve

Awesome, awesome party Friday night! If you missed it, you missed a great time. At Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics, we are so incredibly blessed to have fantastic providers (who know how to throw a shin-dig!). YAY!!! So today, yesterday, and going forward, my focus in on mindfulness. “Really, Steve,...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

On Friday night, we LITERALLY did it: We melted March down!! When a group of hard-working, passionate employees get together, apparently they can change the season. Last week we had below zero wind chills, and this week we are in the 70’s. What a fantastic party. It was a much...
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Reflections from Amy

We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are. ~ Bill Watterson I had the opportunity to spend the day with my kids today and enjoy some free time. We didn’t do anything too special, but at the...
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Notes from Steve

Today for me is about fixing life’s problems. I heard a speaker years ago talk about a situation by the river. A person sees a baby floating down the river and jumps in to retrieve the baby. Then another baby and another … soon a bunch of babies are floating...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

Confidence has been the topic of conversation a lot lately, both at home and at the hospital. It has also been addressed in my executive coaching sessions and in daily devotionals our family reads. Every person has an image of himself or herself. Psychologists have proven that you will most...
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Notes from Steve

There was a period in my life when I was running a lot and was, for lack of a better term, whacked on endorphins. For some reason I felt calm … and boring. If something was egregious and warranted judgment in the form of a comment from me – be...
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Reflections from Amy

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. ~ Oprah Winfrey Although it is that point in the winter when we all get a little squirrelly and ready for spring and sunshine, there...
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