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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 59

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.

 

Notes from Steve

I got one cat. I’m calling him Buddy even though the animal rescue league named him Elvis. Elvis is not a cat name, and I’m not calling my cat Elvis*. I originally was going to get two buddy cats, but they were really painfully shy to the point of hissing...
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Amy's Reflections

“My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place.”– Sidney Sheldon I am constantly reminded of the love and support that we have for each other in this healthcare family. With the recent attacks on law enforcement in Des...
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Notes from Steve

I’m getting 2 cats on Saturday. (“Why isn’t he talking about the defeat of Hillary? Wasn’t he a big supporter of her?”) I decided to move on and adopt a couple of 3 year old black cats from the animal rescue league out of Des Moines. (“Strange that with emotions...
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Notes from Steve

Blame, paranoia, reactive, anger, stonewall, fear, doom, crooked, assumptions, proactive, compromise, hope, faith, vision, progress … Intentions. How do we lead our lives? Is our individual journey set up to be defensive in nature? Are we concerned with winning at any cost? There is a lot of anger in the...
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Notes from Steve

Unencumbered. For the first time in a long time – I find myself free of worry. I’m not really sure how to deal with this. In the past year and a half – my personal life has been pretty much about reducing my obligations (church, grounded, Jocko (sad)) while adding...
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Amy's Reflections

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci So the boys have completed training to be altar servers at church. They had about an hour or so of training and were so very excited about this new opportunity. As they hopped into the car they excitedly shared “we get...
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Notes from Steve

So in twenty years I have written a lot of these weekly musings. (Around a thousand I think) Some are funny. Some are boring. Some hit a nerve, and some try to impart a lesson. Some are really close to my heart and are hard to write but are really...
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Amy's Reflections

“You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.” - Patch Adams I had a conference with one of Maleigha’s teachers this week, and as we waited for Rick to arrive we all collectively took a deep...
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Notes from Steve

I asked my coach today if I’m way too worried about my cat. She said the politically correct thing and said everyone has different emotions and reactions to their pets. Jocko, my cat, had most of his teeth pulled last week, and then over the weekend he couldn’t catch his...
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Notes from Steve

My Uncle Bob* died last week. The funeral was in Sioux City at my old church. Most of the members were there, except 30 years older from the last time I saw them. I made the rounds at the tables during lunch and told everyone about Iowa Specialty Hospitals &...
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