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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 32

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

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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Notes from Steve

I was with “the guys” -- my friends from high school, college, and beyond this past weekend in Des Moines. It was awesome - we haven’t hung out in a long time and it was just really nice. We grilled steaks, drank beer, and hung out in downtown Des Moines....
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Greg's Greetings

I was struggling this week with what to write for my article. I shared my struggle with a couple co-workers that I confide in and asked for their thoughts. During our conversation we discussed a few amazing things that we had seen staff do lately, not because there was something...
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Amy's Reflections

I have really enjoyed watching the boys at their trap meets lately. They have such different styles of how they approach the meet. Jake tends to be very thoughtful about how he stands and shoots. He has a tendency to overthink what he is doing because he takes it so...
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Notes from Steve

There is this site on Facebook called “the Dodo”. It shows short videos on rescuing animals. It’s overwhelmingly good. The puppies and kittens, and birds and other animals, are in a place of desperation and people film themselves rescuing them. A lot of times a human puts the animal in...
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