Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders - Page 62

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

We've been doing training rides on Thursday night for RAGBRAI. This last ride, we were going by a farmhouse north of Alexander and a big dog a Saint Bernard I think, came charging at the bikes. Now, I’m not proud of my actions but I looked at the three riders...
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Notes from Steve

A friend of mine used to be all in for exercise … then she’d hurt herself. Too much = too much. It happened frequently. I think of this when I get all gung ho for a project. I create massive expectations that heaven will come to earth and the sun...
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Amy's Reflections

Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. - Mattie Stepanek I would like to start this week by giving acknowledgement to all of the single parents out there. I attempted to be a single parent for one week while Rick and...
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Notes from Steve

I read this weekend in a certified health magazine that 5-7 cups of coffee did amazing things for the body. (Not if you add cream and sugar and caramel... That isn’t as healthy... obviously). I figure I will live for at least 130 years now as I’m closing in on...
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Notes from Steve

My word for this year is “engage”. I really haven’t a clue why I chose that word and then today, in a discussion with my coach, we talked about “re-engage”. Over this last year, I’ve separated from a lot of things that took my attention away from my priority. “Huh?”...
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Amy's Reflections

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. ~ Lou Holtz All three of my youngest children have May birthdays. This year the kids got new bicycles for their birthdays, and it is interesting to see how they each...
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Notes from Steve

THANK YOU!! I was at the funeral of a good friend this weekend. Because I was out of town, I wasn’t able to witness what is so representative of what Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics stands for – dedicated, committed employees working all weekend (above and beyond their work week)...
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Notes from Steve

I went to Marilyn's funeral this past Saturday. It was really nice, and a lot of her close friends from the hospital showed up. I was sitting next to Cindy, and we had a conversation the previous day regarding dedication of employees and the definition of the word "it". (as...
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Amy's Reflections

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. ~ Wayne Dyer The month of May always makes me think of transitions, especially as we receive all the graduation invitations and we start to see the nice weather stay around. I think of the...
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Notes from Steve

Marilyn “Turbo” Lint passed away last Sunday afternoon in the hospice room. I was visiting with her family shortly after and one of her kids asked how we are going to run the hospital without her. Good question. I remember when Marilyn came to us years ago after she retired...
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