Iowa Specialty Hospital

Reflections from Amy

March 19, 2015

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. ~ Jimmy Johnson

Last week we took Andrew to Iowa City for testing for a learning disability and he was diagnosed with dyslexia. It wasn’t a huge surprise as it is what we had suspected but what we should do next was a little overwhelming. Fortunately for us, we have Dr. Tew. She has been an amazing resource and guide through this whole process. My anxiety is so much less knowing that I have her support. I feel blessed to have access to the health care we provide.

This week, Jodi Azeltine came to my office and asked me to follow her up to the floor to meet someone. I blindly followed and was introduced to one of our past bariatric patients, Terry. He had surgery in December, is down 90 pounds, and completely off his diabetic medicine. He was at the hospital because he had encouraged a friend to have the surgery and was his driver for the day. It was so fun to see the impact on his life and how well he was doing. I shared with Terry that we are vested in his success and were so happy for the progress he had achieved. He shared that the thing that he loved the most about our facility was that he felt cared for; he had been to other hospitals where he was just a number, but not here. I proceeded to make rounds on the floor and Ashley Loehr stopped me to share with great enthusiasm how well Terry was doing and wasn’t it just amazing. Made me smile because what I told him about being vested in his success wasn’t just my thoughts, but our reality. Again, I feel blessed to have access to the health care we provide. I am so proud to be associated with all of you. I can’t wait to see what the future holds as I truly believe we are on a path to revolutionize the way health care is provided. We are changing the future one patient at a time!
 
We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
 

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