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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 23

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.

 

Notes from Steve

I was in Washington DC this last week with the Iowa Hospital Association delegation at the American Hospital Association annual conference. If you haven’t been to Washington DC, please try and go sometime - it’s amazing. Lots of history represented - from Arlington Cemetery to memorials to museums … the...
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Amy's Reflections

It seems like we are on a roller coaster, and we are on the down slope of a big hill as we head towards the end of the school year. Each one of my kids has had to make some tough decisions lately between different activities and which one they...
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Notes from Steve

I’ve been listening to jazz lately. I’m not a huge fan of unstructured* jazz, but right now it’s meeting my needs. I played guitar in the high school jazz band, and we used to go to contest at Eppley Auditorium on the campus of Morningside College. It was a very...
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Notes from Steve

Inflation seems to be the topic of the moment. Gas prices are extreme; food prices and everything else seems to be going up. I see posts on Facebook comparing our current gas prices to prices in late 2020. Personally, I don’t think any comparison to anything that happened in the...
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Beth's Blog

Last weekend, my family did something we never thought we would do. We got another dog, making us a 2 dog family. This opportunity really just landed in our laps one day. My husband had sent a picture through Snapchat to a group of friends and the picture was of...
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Notes from Steve

I was at my annual conference (American College of Healthcare Executives) in Chicago last week. Since I’ve been masked up for 2 years, I assume I’ve lost all natural immunity. No one - including me - wore masks at this gathering of 5000 healthcare executives, and so I caught a...
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Notes from Steve

March, in like a lamb AND out like a lion. Guh. Snow - well, it definitely could be worse I suppose. I remember massive blizzards in March. OK, consider the concept of “remember”. I was at the American College of Healthcare Executives this week in Chicago, and I found myself...
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Notes from Steve

Too close, too close … sometimes I tell myself to back up further in order to see. I saw this story on the painting “Sunday in the Park with George” on CBS Sunday Morning. I love this painting (it’s located at the Art Institute in Chicago on Michigan Avenue) and...
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Amy's Reflections

We had the pleasure of attending a horse show this past weekend. Maleigha performed on Friday and Saturday, and then participated in the Queen Contest on Sunday afternoon. It was a great experience with some valuable life lessons. We are fortunate to have a great group of parents and kids...
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