Iowa Specialty Hospital

A Message from the CEO - July 2023

July 17, 2023

It’s July.  July is the county fair to a lot of people.  To others, it’s family vacations.  To me - it’s RAGBRAI.  The 500-mile trek across Iowa on a bicycle.  Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics has a team that has been going for the last 7 years, and this year is no exception.  There are forty (+/-) bikers in our group.  We camp at friends’ and families’ houses along the way and a good time is had by all. 

“What’s this have to do with Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics?”  Everything.  It’s a celebration of the team.  ISH RAGBRAI is made up of people who work at Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics, and friends and family.  Engagement.  It’s about the quest for a healthy lifestyle.  Riding your bike for 500 miles requires preparation and training.  From a health perspective - we should be promoting this as much as possible. 

Summer is indeed a special time.  I love the lightning bugs in the back yard.  I love summer rain showers and farmers' markets.  Before I started riding - I didn’t like summer.    Honestly, I didn’t do a lot in the summer because I knew it as hot and humid and uncomfortable.  Now - every weekend is filled with some adventure …

This is what I want for everyone.  Not necessarily the bike stuff … I want everyone to fill the nooks and crannies of their lives with happiness and adventure.  Maybe it’s a new puppy or gardening or dancing or whatever brings you joy.  Before you know it - life will throw you a curveball and your chance for adventure will be less. 

Just do it.  Find a wave and ride it.

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