Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders - Page 8

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.

 

 

Amy's Reflections

“Your character is formed by the challenges you face and overcome.” ~ Nick Vujicic May is such a busy month at our house. Three of my four kids have May birthdays, so they are busy making grand plans about gifts and parties. It is also the time of year where...
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Notes from Steve

I know spring* is here because birds are slamming into my windows at home with abandon. Scares me every time. I’m always astounded and amazed at their ability to look dead for 10 minutes and then hop up, shake it off and fly away. Resilience is powerful. I think, as...
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Greg's Greetings

My turn! Steve has asked that all senior leaders take a turn in writing in the Pinnacle. When this was first suggested, I am not going to lie – I had a little anxiety. However, after I thought about it more, we are asking everyone lately to do things that...
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Notes from Steve

A picture in my room fell down which I decided without hesitation that it was because my house is haunted. Years ago, my psychic friend Tami who was staying at my house for a couple of nights burned a smudge stick (sage) and sprinkled salt in my corners* to help...
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Amy's Reflections

“People who use time wisely spend it on activities that advance their overall purpose in life.” ―John C. Maxwell This morning at our monthly medical staff meeting Kim Heller presented an abbreviated version of an exercise that we did at our last leadership development meeting. The exercise required to the...
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Notes from Steve

Someone said to me recently that after reading my columns for the past month, they felt I needed a hug. Hmmm … I’m not a huggy person so don’t do that. I went back and reread my words and ok, I was a bit down in the dumps – probably...
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Notes from Steve

I saw some guy’s professional photo, and it looked like someone told him bad news. It was more of a “I just accidently drank sour milk” photo. They have this thing called retakes. In this world of millions of selfies, there is no excuse – practice the look man, practice!...
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Amy's Reflections

"A group becomes a team when all members are sure enough of themselves and their contributions to praise the skill of others." ~ Anonymous Maleigha participated in a volleyball camp in the month of March, and then they decided to continue and play some tournaments in April. They had their...
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Notes from Steve

If there was a GIF (those 2 second videos on the internet) of me right now, it’d be me screaming profanities into a pillow … or me in a fetal position on the floor sobbing. “That’s fairly dramatic Steve, do you need a hug?” No. I need sun. I need...
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Making the Rounds

Stronger The secret to a longer life may be the barbell. According to a new study by the Penn State College of Medicine, strength training as you age reduces your risk for death. Researchers surveyed people age 65 or older about their exercise habits and then tracked them for 15...
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