Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders - Page 43

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.

 

Thoughts from Holly

I have to admit this has been hard for me to decide what I wanted to focus on with my article. In this unprecedented time that we are all living in we each approach and deal with it in our own way. There is no right or wrong way and...
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Notes from Steve

There is this TV show on Netflix called Stranger Things - kind of like Goonies from 1985 … but for today (doesn’t matter). Anyway, in this show there was this alternative reality called The Upside Down*. It was dark and spooky and it feels a lot of what we are...
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Amy's Reflections

So today was my mother-in-law’s 75th birthday. Because of her health issues we chose to not spend the evening with her like we normally do on her birthday. Instead, we made supper, packaged up servings for her along with cake, whip cream and strawberries and then delivered it to her...
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Notes from Steve

I’m writing this on Thursday morning, and it comes out on Monday so I hesitate putting anything about the pandemic because it’ll be out of date, and I’ll look at it and think … what the heck? So, other stuff. My forever foster cat eats only rotisserie chicken, and I...
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Greg's Greetings

A couple weeks ago, senior leadership had the great honor of listening to a presentation on Leader In Me. Mrs. Kakacek, the elementary guidance counselor, along with four 5th graders and two 2nd graders came to the hospital and shared what this program that they are doing in the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows...
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Notes from Steve

Since this past weekend was beautiful weather I thought I should ride my bike … regardless of the fact there were 25 mph winds from the south. It’s always great to ride with the wind to your back … it is beyond dreadful the other way. That’s a lot like...
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Amy's Reflections

Shaila was home for spring break last week and it was so nice to have all my babies under one roof again for a short period of time. With all the precautions for COVID-19 she will be home a little longer as they move to on-line classes. I know all...
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A Word from Cindy

March is here and the time change has happened - “Spring Forward”. I love this time of year when we start to have warmer weather, robins appear and the hint of green grass starts to come out. It is also a great reminder for us to start managing our focus...
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Notes from Steve

I was talking to a friend this week about moving on opportunities as they arise - grabbing the proverbial brass ring. Live with no regrets* - strike while the iron is hot - the window is closing soon, take advantage … I remember one thing my dad talked about before...
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Notes from Steve

A lot of times in life - we avoid situations that look imposing and not friendly. When faced with the choice, a human’s natural desire is to be safe and conservative. Know what you know, do what you do. But if we chose not to step into areas that may...
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