Iowa Specialty Hospital

Notes from Our Leaders - Page 8

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 watered my mums in the dark of night last night (granted it was 8:15, but it was dark out). Mums intrigue me. They are perfect and the colors are fantastic … so making them die from thirst is not very nice. I didn’t grow up hunting - so killing...
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A Word from Cindy

Fall - another changing of the seasons. For some, it is the best time of the year as we go into cooler weather, pumpkin spice, changing of the leaves, and harvest. Like the change of seasons, we have many changes happening throughout the organization. The construction project at the Clarion...
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Amy's Reflections

The Iowa Hospital Association hosted their annual meeting this past week. It is always nice to connect with fellow healthcare leaders in the state. I was able to attend the final presentation which had a focus on best practices for engaging patients in their healthcare journey. The primary focus of...
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Notes from Steve

I’ve been going by this beautiful tree on the way to work. I keep thinking “I need to snag a picture of that tree before the leaves fall off” … but I’ll probably forget and I won’t take a picture.* I’m reminded of the song “Cat’s in the Cradle”** where...
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Notes from Steve

I just literally put out the email regarding getting rid of the masks and went down the hall for coffee and everyone was celebrating and giving me thumbs up. The thing that made me the happiest was knowing people read their emails. What a long slog covid has been. Jeez....
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Beth's Blog

Fall is such a pretty time of year! It is definitely my favorite season. The smell of apple and pumpkin, the rustling of the leaves and changing of colors, the crisp and cool air, football, chili, sweatshirts…. I could go on and on. I’m sure many of you have heard...
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Amy's Reflections

We had off-site leadership development this past week. This is usually a lot of learning which sometimes can be difficult for me. I find the older I get the more I struggle being an adult learner. I really appreciate the opportunity to learn new leadership skills and come together as...
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Notes from Steve

I had a bunch of my biking friends, who rode RAGBRAI with the ISH team, over for dinner this past weekend. If you’re familiar with how I do my dinner parties - I always do a toast or prayer or meditation prior to the meal. As we’re gathered at the...
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From Ashley's Perspective

Over the last few weeks, I have had the great opportunity to travel to many of our different clinic locations and recognize our providers and staff who are in the top tier at the national level for Patient Satisfaction according to our Press Ganey scores. It has been very rewarding...
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