Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders - Page 38

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.

 

Greg's Greetings

We are officially into the season of fall. Fall is often the favorite season for many. However, for others, this is a sign that winter is coming and thus a season you would rather skip. Like most things it is all in how you frame things. For example: Some dislike...
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Amy's Reflections

I spent the last week in quarantine for the second time. The first time was because Shaila had tested positive for COVID and this time was because I tested positive for COVID. I have no idea where I picked it up from, but it has definitely kicked my butt this...
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Notes from Steve

A couple of friends and I rode the Raccoon River Valley Trail (RRVT - 72 mile bike path west of Des Moines) this past weekend and bought some much needed cookies from a gal staffing the fundraiser table for the library in Linden, Iowa. She and I talked a bit,...
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A Word from Cindy

This week has certainly felt like fall. The change in temperatures and the much needed rain will certainly start to bring out the beautiful fall colors. As the season changes we also know flu season is around the corner. This year more than any other it is so important to...
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Notes from Steve

My huge win (HUGE) last week was that I fixed my stupid washing machine, by myself. (By fixed I mean I took out 4 big moving bolts in the back of the machine that were supposed to be removed when installed and forgotten about by the installers.) This may sound...
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Amy's Reflections

I got to watch Maleigha play her first junior high volleyball game this past week. It was fun to see how much they have grown as a team from when they were little. It was great to see her smile and enjoy being with her teammates. She is very social...
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Notes from Steve

I’m looking at this sign Dr. Whitters gave me. It says “keep moving forward”. He gave it to me the first time he retired. Moving intentionally forward in life is hard. It means I have to be thinking. Do you ever have that moment on the road when you’re driving...
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Notes from Steve

I rode my bike in northeastern Iowa and southern Minnesota this past weekend. My back tire busted on my bike (it was a spoke/tire … I have no clue) and so I went to the bike shop. “We can’t help you” (ugh) “no wheels like that in stock. But if...
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From Ashley's Perspective

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. – Helen Keller Over the last few weeks, many families are back in school or going to school for the first time. We had the first ever day of school milestone at our house this week. It is...
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Amy's Reflections

I moved Shaila back to college this past week. What a difference a year makes. This year was a quick and smooth move in process. She is much more independent this year so I took the hint that she didn’t need my help in setting everything up. I took her...
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