Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders - Page 49

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 couldn’t sleep last night. I was wide awake at 1AM. I took 2 Advil PMs because I thought that was the dosage (I couldn’t read the fine print … font size - “extremely tiny”) but I think that was double the dosage. I’m feeling like I’m walking in a...
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A Word from Cindy

This last Wednesday we celebrated the incredible HCAHPS scores that Iowa Specialty Hospital has been able to achieve and maintain for the last 12 months. Achieving over 90% on all 11 categories for an extended period of time is amazing. This credit goes to each and every one of you....
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Notes from Steve

I did this new bike trail in Des Moines recently. I got hopelessly lost. I was also sweating so much I thought I was going to be sick and potentially fall over. I told a friend that I am at a crossroads with my physical fitness. I can be fat...
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Notes from Steve

I remember the TV commercial for tootsie pops with the owl. “How many licks does it take to get to the soft center … one, two, three, crunch … it takes three licks.” I was in Washington, D.C. this week for an AHA Board meeting. There is always hard candy...
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Amy's Reflections

“Be Brave and Take Risks: You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don't have to have it all figured out to move forward.” ~ Roy T. Bennett How do you know you are on the right path? Every day we encounter decisions that require...
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The Brief by Reagan

I was at my parent’s house the other day with my brothers and their families. We were laughing and talking about our childhood. We ended the day in the yard with baseball gloves playing catch and reminiscing about the good old days. Of course, I had to tell a story...
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Notes from Steve

I was talking with my coach this morning and I talked about emotions -- kind of road rage but bigger. When I perceive disrespect, I react. Most of the time, my reaction is not appropriate. Sometimes it’s an angry voice in my head, sometimes I say something stupid and then...
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Amy's Reflections

“In this volatile business of ours, we can ill afford to rest on our laurels, even to pause in retrospect. Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.” ~ Walt Disney It has been a hectic couple of weeks with a...
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Notes from Steve

I bought a painting last week. The painter is a musician out of Des Moines. I’ve been listening to him for years - his music is really awesome (like a James Taylor, but more folky) and his paintings are really cool. This is who I want to be when I...
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Thoughts from Holly

It’s almost back to school time for all! Summer really seemed to fly by and now many families are getting back to bed time schedules and gearing up for the homework to begin. I remember when my boys were in elementary and middle school and what a struggle it was...
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