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; Regan Swisher, CCO; and Ashley Recknor, Specialty Services Officer.

 

 

Greg's Greetings

I hope everyone was able to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. As I am sitting writing this article, my wife is busy baking kringla. (I think I am eating them as fast as she is baking them). Over the years she has been trying to perfect the recipe that her mom...
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Amy's Reflections

I have been following a few friends on Facebook that took the 30 day thankfulness challenge. It is basically a daily gratitude journal that they are sharing for the month of November. I really enjoy reading their posts as it reminds me of all of the wonderful things we have...
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Notes from Steve

I asked my book club members if the book they were reading colored their mood. “Yes” they said, “So does the movie you just watched or the Netflix series you are bingeing”. Someone I follow on Twitter posted today “what’s the saddest movie you ever saw?”. Lots of people replied...
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Notes from Steve

In Des Moines, down by the river, are dirt trails for biking. Wild turns and hills and stumps … if you are riding these trails, this is supposed to be fun. I did it last weekend and fell off several times. I was fairly close to dying many times. It...
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A Word from Cindy

During the last few weeks, I had to relocate temporarily as my office was under construction for the new HVAC. During that time I had to clean off my desk and bulletin board. After being in the same office for a number of years, you find things you have forgotten...
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A Message from the CEO

Someone said the other day when I said let’s think outside the box, “Oh, I hate that phrase.” For me, it’s hard to have an active conversation without filling it with phrases and adages and stories that help me express my point. And, visually, a phrase like ‘let’s think outside...
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Notes from Steve

Dang. I’m overwhelmed, everyone - the cards, the gifts, the poems, the cupcakes … the videos and comments. Seriously overwhelmed. Thank you for helping me celebrate my 25th anniversary here at Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics. It’s been an amazing journey. I remember talking to Quint Studer in Pensacola sometime...
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Amy's Reflections

One of my favorite rounding questions this year is the question - what are you the most proud of either personally, professionally or both? For most people they’re most proud of something to do with their families, and I love to hear the pride in their voice as they share...
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Notes from Steve

Last week was my 57th birthday week. It was also board meeting week. I did an hour podcast, I got my booster shot (and felt dreadful the next day), and went crazy a little bit. I did a first draft of this article last week, and I blasted this last...
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From Ashley's Perspective

Life Lessons From a 4 Year Old Last weekend, Rylan and I were responsible for most of the chores at the different farms as my parents and husband were gone. After finishing chores on Sunday, Rylan and I were watching the Champion Drive for the cattle show that Jess was...
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