News & Events

  • Six hospice volunteers honored at statewide ceremony

         Six Care Initiatives Hospice volunteers were recognized and honored at the 2018 Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa’s Volunteer Luncheon. Those honored are the following, also pictured, left to right. 

         Joan Godbersen joined the Sioux City Hospice Volunteer Team in 2014. She is a Eucharistic minister and provides spiritual support to our patients and she also serves as an 11th Hour Volunteer. “Joan has the ability to connect immediately with patients,” said Volunteer Coordinator Deb Poss. “She is calming and a great comfort in the transitioning phase of life.”...

    Read More
  • Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City welcomes new team director

         Kristin Behrendsen, RN, has joined Care Initiatives Hospice as the new Sioux City Team Director. In her role as Team Director, Behrendsen will oversee a team of a registered nurses, hospice aides, spiritual care and bereavement counselors, social workers and devoted local volunteers. Behrendsen is a Registered Nurse who has devoted her career to working with older Iowans in long term...

    Read More