Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders - Page 50

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

Fear & Grace. My phone rang early this morning. A friend was seeking permission to push her daughter out of the car. (thank god she wasn’t serious … at least I don’t think she was …) She was taking her daughter away to school for the first time, and the...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

Silos I grew up in Nebraska. I thought Silos were tall buildings you store corn in! Apparently there is a different type. Steve had our Service: Tracking and Trending team read a book called “Silos, Politics and Turf Wars” by Patrick Lencioni. The book illustrates how infighting, politics, and selfish...
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Notes from Steve

Yesterday I was telling a friend that I usually only compete or participate if I can win or dominate. (… she had a long serious pause …) “Ok, well that is a very brave observation and so if you want to evolve, how are you going change that?” Me being...
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Amy's Reflections

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson Have you ever wondered if you are on the right path? Daily I encounter individuals that are struggling with this very thing. We have all been in...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU THINK I’m not a neurobiologist, but I like to play one for purposes of writing an article. I have been learning a lot about the stress response in humans. Back in the days when we had to literally worry about survival, (shelter from the elements, food,...
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Notes from Steve

Sad day today. We lost a good friend and comrade this past week in Don Barnes. He was an awesome therapist but more importantly – a really good guy. We’ll miss him, that’s for sure. RIP Don. I attended a gathering on mindful leadership last week. It was only a...
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Notes from Steve

So I am having the first backyard party of the summer at my house later tonight … it is pretty close to the coldest August day on record. I thought when I chose this day a month or two ago – we’d be warm and in shorts … not shivering...
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Amy's Reflections

It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive disenchanted. - Japanese Proverb Rick and I managed to somehow align our schedules for the first time this summer, and we are both off on vacation this week. Ironically, it turns out that we won’t actually be going anywhere on our...
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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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