Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders - Page 45

Enjoy these weekly insights from our Senior Leadership team.

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

 

Amy's Reflections

I am Missouri this week visiting relatives and spending time with my family. We ventured to Hannibal one day to explore, and while dining at a restaurant the waitress shared that my children were well behaved and had great manners. This always takes me back a step because as a...
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Steve's Notes

I was at an Iowa Hospital Association board event last week in southern Iowa. They have this annual golf outing … the only things that stress me out worse than golf are live birds and the state fair, and so I decided to go look for Amish people. I had...
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The Brief by Reagan

I’m not really sure where summer went this year, but it’s August already and school is right around the corner. My household is trying to complete back to school shopping, signaling an end to the lazy days of summer for my children. As I look at the calendar today I...
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Notes from Steve

Having lots of conversations with people on how to “deal” with situations (conflict, etc.). When dealing with emotional situations the worst thing you can do is match the emotion - it just multiplies the pressure. In my humble “coachy” opinion, if you can rise above and see what is being...
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Amy's Reflections

“Traditions are our roots and a profile of who we are as individuals and who we are as a family. They are our roots, which give us stability and a sense of belonging - they ground us.” ~ Lidia Bastianich As one of our annual traditions before school, I took...
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Notes from Steve

First of all - vote, Vote, VOTE next Tuesday for the Ambulance. We need the votes, and supporting the ambulance is supporting the hospital and communities that pay for the ambulances. The entire system in Wright County has expenses of $1.5 million (rigs, personnel, supplies, etc) and we are reimbursed...
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Amy's Reflections

“Police officers, firefighters, EMTs - they are all out there every single day - literally just a phone call away for anyone who needs them.” ~ Doreen Cronin After my article last week, Mary Goemaat reached out to me and gave me a beautiful location for some senior pictures for...
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Thoughts from Holly

I just got back from vacation with a great group of friends from one of my favorite places, Okoboji, Iowa. We spent a lot of time boating, relaxing, and laughing. I am glad to be back to work, and excited to finish up evaluations and continue on with the next...
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Amy's Reflections

“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and the reasons to stay.” ~ Dalai Lama We did our first session of senior pictures this past weekend with Shaila. I can’t believe she will be a senior this year. I say first session as she is...
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Notes from Steve

I'm getting excited about Ragbrai next week. I’m sure there will be a hiccup or two next week, but I’m slapping on my rose colored glasses and planning to be completely ignorant. “What? It’s snowing? What a nice break from the heat!” “Hmmm? A 4 mile hill straight up? That...
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