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.

 

 

Amy's Reflections

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” ~ Oprah Winfrey As we get close to the end of another year it is fun to take a moment and reflect on all that we have accomplished over this past year. Healthcare has changed a...
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Notes from Steve

I was reviewing my resolutions for this year and I had one left to achieve – an 8 minute mile on the treadmill … I’m so close. BUT – I decided this may be a fiscal year resolution (year ending June 30, 2018) so I would still have six months...
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Making the Rounds

Warm Places Today was a great day around the hospital. We take care of people here. The day started with a trauma call in the ER. I observed, once again, everyone in their “element”. Vinnie was drawing up medication, Brian was holding cervical traction and Dr. Willerth was preparing to...
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Notes from Steve

I’m going to say Merry Christmas and skip the other holiday greetings because I’m not sure there are people who read this who celebrate the other holidays.* I’m not ready. I again threatened this year to put up my sign “converted to Judaism”, but now I realize I don’t have...
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Notes from Steve

Someone said to me last Friday "surely you have grandkids". I went home and shaved off my very gray beard. I figure I lead a better life by being quiet in situations that I don't know the absolute truth. Quint Studer used to say he wouldn't even congratulate a woman...
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Amy's Reflections

It has been my observation that the happiest of people, the vibrant doers of the world, are almost always those who are using - who are putting into play, calling upon, depending upon-the greatest number of their God-given talents and capabilities. ~ John Glenn I was invited to speak to...
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Making the Rounds

The Shell Game As I write this I am at a conference for our Accountable Care Organization (ACO), Caravan Health. This is the organization that helps our organization (and many other rural organizations) manage population health and navigate the constant changes that occur in the delivery of healthcare in our...
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Notes from Steve

The Christmas season is upon us. I have my tree up and am looking forward to nog. Come December 24th I will be up to here (pointing at my forehead) with the continual Christmas music. And the need to comment on the commercialism of the holiday will play over and...
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Amy's Reflections

I feel like when you are really appreciative, it makes it easier to have a better outlook and perspective of life in general. ~ Miguel While I was at a meeting recently, I was introduced to the concept of Appreciative Inquiry. I am really intrigued by this concept as it...
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Notes from Steve

I want to take a stand against inevitability. There are only a couple of things that are truly inevitable – we’re all going to die, but pretty much … that might be it. We’ll all get older, sure, but a decline in health doesn’t inevitably have to follow. We were...
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