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.

 

 

Notes from Steve

I wasn’t feeling good last night, but what made me feel 100% better this morning was someone saying this illness was going around and they had it last week. That was the best news. I had come to the conclusion last night that it was probably fatal, and I proceeded...
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From Ashley's Perspective

We rise by lifting others up… This week we had a few conversations about our 5 year goals and plans as it relates to Iowa Specialty Hospital and Clinics. It is exciting to think about the future and where we want to go; yet also challenging as we know there...
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Notes from Steve

A friend of mine and I were talking about vaccinations yesterday. She said five players of a basketball team tested positive for Covid but had already had the vaccination. They exhibited no symptoms. She said that those who got the vaccine might very well be a carrier for the virus,...
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Notes from Steve

I was talking with my coach about the ego today. I like to win. I think the biggest struggle/competition throughout my life has been with me. Learning to lose or not win gracefully has been hard … honestly. Coming to grips with a solution that is not what I had...
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Notes from Steve

A couple of weeks ago I had a dinner party, and a mouse jumped out from below my grill and ran through the feet of my guests. (long deep mournful sigh) I’ve been traumatized ever since. I had it all checked out and the “nest” was taken care of but...
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The Brief by Reagan

When this article comes out it will either be on or just after Memorial Day. Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day originated after the Civil War as a way to remember those who had fallen. As congress passed the Uniform Holiday Act, the federal holiday was set on the...
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Amy's Reflections

Maleigha has officially entered the teen years, and I am really kind of sad that my babies are growing up so fast. Someone asked me the other day if I was ready to be an empty nester in like 5 years. Um….absolutely not! Don’t get me wrong, the goal is...
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Notes from Steve

Over the last couple of days, we’ve been having some conversations regarding the Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics standards of behavior. The specific standard that was being discussed was “all staff respond to call lights.” For those of you who have gone through my orientation, you hear me talk about...
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Thoughts from Holly

As I thought about what I was going to write about I decided to google what national day is celebrated on May 17th. It brought up some options, and the one that stuck with me is National Pack Rat Day. As I look back when we were getting ready for...
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Notes from Steve

A leader said to me yesterday “why are we so tired all the time?” I think back on when I ran a restaurant. It exhausted me, and reflecting back and stepping back, I saw the errors of my way. My goal was to have a successful restaurant, but I abdicated...
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