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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 17

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

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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Amy's Reflections

So our big news this week was that Shaila did well on her final for Nursing 2 and will move on to Nursing 3 this fall. Just like everything else this past year her classes were definitely different and she had to adjust to some new learning methods that were...
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Notes from Steve

I had book club last night. We read the book Midnight Library - which I highly recommend. It was kind of like that movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” and the main character sees how her life would have turned out if she made different choices. We had a great roundtable...
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