Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders

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

Uber is a competitor of taxicabs. Interesting thing about the Uber model is that it is pure capitalism combined with social media. So – you need a cab in a large city? No more flagging down a car – Tap your Smartphone, an Uber comes, and you’ve already put in...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

This is, obviously, the time of year that many people take time to assess where they are and where they are headed. Often times, this will result in a New Year’s Resolution. This is a great idea. The problem is most people FAIL when it comes to these resolutions. My...
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Amy's Reflections

We are in the world to support one another. ― Lailah Gifty Akita This past week I hit my breaking point and had a meltdown. With the hectic pace that this time of the year brings, it is difficult to keep up with everything and continue to smile through it...
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Notes from Steve

I’m not bah humbugging the Christmas holiday or anything this year. This, however, takes some of my (I hesitate to say) joy away. “SCROOGE!!” – they shriek. Noooo … my new outtake on life is that of calm serenity. My “need” to sarcastically point out all that is wrong as...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

What happens every year at this time is that we focus on Christmas. In my family, the side effect of this is the diminishing of our son’s (Hunter) birthday. Not his year! Happy Birthday Hunter Hurt! This happens to be his 17th (his “golden” birthday – 17 on the 17th)....
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Notes from Steve

I heard at a dinner party the other night that I had moved to Des Moines. This was really interesting because clearly no one bothered to tell me of this information. I wanted to know where I was living and what it looked like. Did I have cool furniture? What...
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Amy's Reflections

Every once in awhile try to do something nice for somebody you don't know, even if it's just leaving an opening in traffic for them to merge into, small things like that give people hope. -Joshua Neik Each year I try to teach the kids the spirit of the season...
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Notes from Steve

The Great Lakes The Great Lakes spell out the word HOMES*. I learned this in grade school and I’ll never forget it. Also – a bunch of other stuff by rote … it’ll be with me until I die. I was having lunch with Tom yesterday and we were talking...
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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

We Always Have a Choice Growing up, I learned that life was going to have its good times and bad times. There would be inevitable ups and downs. What I didn’t realize when I was young, however, was that both the ups and downs were going to be happening all...
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Notes from Steve

… thanksgiving … I wrote last week about those folks who have altered my path in life. In last week’s article, I wrote about a friend who died and how his influence introduced me to a lot of my friends and different music … etc. Anyway, I’ve been mired in...
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