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

As you may recall from my last article, I was in the middle of back to school shopping with my kids. I had two done and two more to go. You will be happy to hear that we are officially ready for school. I really enjoy the different views of...
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Notes from Steve

Eleanor Roosevelt famously said: “ You must do the thing you think you cannot do." So, I’ve decided to get a tattoo. Not sure what is next. There’s a lot of things I said I’d never do and with this new perspective on life … no telling what’s next. (There’s...
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Greg's Greetings

At the end of July, the AHA offered a complimentary spot at their 2019 Leadership Summit to someone from Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics. I was able to make this work in my schedule and, thus traveled out to San Diego for the conference. The first day of the conference...
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Notes from Steve

I'm at an Iowa Hospital Association board event today. We did a strategic planning/hard questions session this morning. It's like taking a bunch of farm animals and asking what everyone likes to eat. Every hospital has different issues and concerns and although it's great to get opinions, it'd be very...
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Amy's Reflections

“Family traditions reveal what you value enough to repeat.” ― Daniel Willingham One of our annual traditions before school starts is for me to go school shopping with each child individually. This is always an adventure for me as each one of them has very different personalities and preferences. Andrew...
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Notes from Steve

Even though they claimed RAGBRAI was supposed to be 447.3 miles, we calculated that we rode around 490 miles. This makes for one long week of sitting on a bike. On the first day we rode in a driving rain - threats of lightning. (I twisted my ankle, my front...
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A Word from Cindy

Summer has officially arrived. Heat indexes over 100 degrees, parades, county fairs, watermelon, sweetcorn, RAGBRAI, grilling, swimming and boating. These are just a few of the things that remind me that summer is in full swing. Our two year old granddaughter is loving summer. When the Wright County Fair ended...
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Amy's Reflections

“In this world you're either growing or you're dying so get in motion and grow.” ― Lou Holtz I had a crazy busy weekend last weekend. The girls had dance competition in Ames and we had the open house for the Garner Clinic. The open house was wonderful and we...
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Notes from Steve

I had this evil cat for 5 months (this was a couple of years ago) and I’d come to work and it looked like I was in a knife fight. He was mean as the devil. I had PTSD from that animal. So, when my friend asked if I would...
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The Brief by Reagan

July is almost a third over and I saw back to school supplies out already. This means that summer will soon be coming to an end and the kids will be back in school. The schedules will pick back up and the days will be spent running to different school...
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