Iowa Specialty Hospital

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.

 

 

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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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

I recently heard a story about a person that committed suicide. I was filled with sadness, keenly aware that the struggles in this life were too much for this man to bear. The weight of this world can be overwhelming sometimes. It's too bad that depression causes some to choose...
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Reflections from Amy

New Year's Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream,...
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Notes from Steve

I had a call yesterday with Life Coach. She and I talked about my reluctance to accept reality. "You keep trying to find reasons and excuses to not see ... could be reality some day". I remember when Mom was admitted to hospice care in February of 2002. (She passed...
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Notes from Steve

This is our resolution edition of the Pinnacle. I’m not a big resolution person, but this was my idea so I’m going with it. I’ve always said it’s not about the goal but about having a fantastic journey. Enjoy the ride, make it special and awesome… however, a goal here...
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