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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 49

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

My friend in Arizona has become the “rescue cat” lady. She is always extolling us with stories of cats who lived in garbage compactors (rescued but lost a limb) and a bag of newborn kittens in a convenience store dumpster (they are bottle feeding them) … to tell you the...
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Amy's Reflections

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. - Socrates Quite a few of us attended the EPIC kickoff in Iowa City this week and were able to learn more about the plan and timeline for the...
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Notes from Steve

Yesterday, Ania Renteria received the Iowa Hospital Association Hospital Hero Award. This is awesome!! So I was thinking about this award. The IHA Hospital Hero award is definitely a very cool honor bestowed upon people from across the state for various reasons. Anyone who has gone through orientation in the...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

Speak Life I just came from our Medical Staff meeting. We had some excellent presentations. The one that really stood out for me was about Adverse Childhood Events (ACE) delivered by Dr. Jennifer Blacksmith of our mental health team. I had some idea, but not to the degree of impact...
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Amy's Reflections

Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you. ― Shannon L. Alder We had an open house for Linda Loux’s retirement on Monday and what an amazing turnout. It was truly a tribute to her...
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Notes from Steve

Thank you all for your concerns and comments last week regarding my infestation. The culprit was found in the basement – Craig the painter at my house named the mouse “Marty” and said “Marty” had an anxiety induced heart attack following a trial with a sticky trap. He then left...
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Notes from Steve

A mouse ran across my living room last week. I hate mice. I completely freaked out and now have traps set all over my house. I now wear shoes all the time in the house and carry a flashlight with me wherever I go. My large dormant cat pointed out...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

Thanks I’m a native Nebraskan and I’m proud of that, but I’m an Iowan now and have been since 1998. Have you ever stopped to really notice how beautiful Iowa is? This is something Dr. Conte asked me in the car last week. Actually, I have! No two sunrises are...
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Notes from Steve

I was telling a friend last night that my life is in a weird place. I’ve been wishing and praying that I can clear off my plate a lot of leadership “duties” and just enjoy life. Well, over the last 3 to 6 months I sold grounded and moved to...
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Amy's Reflections

Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. - Mattie Stepanek We are quickly approaching the first day of fall which is September 23rd. This is by far my favorite season of the year as I love the fall leaves, the cooler weather and...
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