Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders - Page 2

Enjoy these weekly insights from our Senior Leadership team.

Senior Leaders include: Steve Simonin, President & CEO; Amy McDaniel, Belmond CEO; Beth Carder, CNO; Cindy Hunter, CQO; Holly Martin, HRO; Greg Polzin, CFO; Regan Swisher, CCO; and Ashley Recknor, Specialty Services Officer.

 

Amy's Reflections

2024 is off to a flurry of activity. I am really excited to see where 2024 will take us. I am hopeful that this year will include some family trips, several horse events, and lots of laughs and time with my family. I don’t usually make New Year's resolutions as...
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Notes from Steve

Impending storm stress. I am a complete fair-weather driver. I hate snow. I used to vacation with friends who had a boat in the Caribbean, and they always used to say in bad weather on the ocean – “no rain, no rainbows”*. I know this, but it still doesn’t change...
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Notes from Steve

I posed the question at a New Year’s Eve gathering with my lifelong friends -- “What’s your word for 2024?” They thought of different words that reflected their various life changes (some were having grandkids in the very near future, and some were retiring and moving), and then they asked...
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Amy's Reflections

“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt Hopefully, everyone saw the announcement for the theme for 2024 ~ “A rising tide lifts all boats”! Interestingly, I use boat metaphors at home more than I think. Most recently, in a conversation with Maleigha on her goals...
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Notes from Steve

This is my first article of the new year, and so naturally, my mind goes to resolutions and how to make 2024 the best year ever. THE BEST EVER. (That’s a very tall order, but entirely possible.) Our theme at Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics this year is “A Rising...
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Notes from Steve

Be Zen. Last word of the year! And – as someone whose goal is to be grounded in all that I do – this is an especially important “Bee ‘word’” for me. Zen, to me, is a calm, reflective state of being. It’s harmonic and contemplative. Kind of like me...
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Amy's Reflections

Be You One of the things I have always encouraged my children to be is authentically themselves. We have had many conversations over the years about not changing who you are to fit in or to make others like you. This is a perfect time of year to start focusing...
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Notes from Steve

Be you. Maybe it’s just me … but I find myself always trying to define myself (“Who am I?”). I go by the mirror or see a picture or hear myself on a recording and think, “Who is that? Is that how I come across?” Being “you” is at the...
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