Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders - Page 10

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

Scrappy. We’re scrappy (determined, argumentative, and aggressive). “We” as in Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics. I was telling our story of independence and how we’ve been successful throughout the years to a friend, and she said it sounds like an epic quest. I said “what”? “You know, Steve, like going...
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Notes from Steve

I beaned it totally on my bike on Saturday on the trails in Des Moines. The thought that was going through my head as I was falling is “I’m going to break my hip … and then probably die”. I didn’t break anything (except my fragile ego) and I didn’t...
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A Word from Cindy

Did you notice the new quote on your desk top? The picture of the dog looking like he cannot move forward due to fear and the words… ”The fears we cannot conquer become barriers of our happiness.” The other day my 4 year old granddaughter, Rylan, had her well child...
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Amy's Reflections

We hosted Representative Feenstra this past week to highlight economic development in rural areas. Our teams did an amazing job of showcasing their areas and sharing the benefits for our patients. We highlighted our new partnership with Cancer Treatment Centers of America and were able to connect remotely to the...
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Notes from Steve

Atrophy is by definition: gradually declining in effectiveness or vigor due to underuse or neglect. Basically, use it or lose it. This past couple of years I’ve binge watched TV waaaayyy too much. I’ve napped excessively. My mind has become mushy. I discovered TikTok. So …. I’m doing Wordle. I...
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Beth's Blog

My very first Senior Leader Connection write-up! I am going to be honest that I have been thinking a lot about what I should write about… and then it dawned on me: Change. In my lifetime I can’t possibly think of all of the times that I’ve navigated through changes....
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Notes from Steve

I have a lot of scented candles. Both at work and at home (because my office is above the biohazard storage area … sigh). I made Jordan smell one today, and she said it smelled like an old man’s car or closet … then she stuck out her tongue. I...
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Amy's Reflections

Our theme for this year at Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics will be “The Calling”. It will be focused on reigniting our purpose and our passion for healthcare. It will most likely be a year filled with stories and sharing what brought us to healthcare and how this became our...
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Notes from Steve

My friend’s cat died a couple of days ago. I think this was a cat that Gina, my sister Amy, and I tracked down and rescued on a very cold day a couple of decades ago. The kitten was in the nursing home dumpster and my sister and I helped/tossed...
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