Jeralds earns specialized hospice certification

Ashley Jeralds, Hospice Aide with Care Initiatives Hospice, has earned distinction as a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Assistant (CHPNA).

Jeralds had been working in elder healthcare for 15 years when she decided she wanted to make a change. “Becoming a hospice aide allows more one-on-one time with my patients and really become part of the family,” Jeralds said.

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O’Riley earns specialized hospice certification

Becky O’Riley with Care Initiatives Hospice has earned distinction as a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse.

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Mechanicsville Specialty Care Earns Deficiency Free Survey

March 12, 2019 - Nursing homes are highly regulated and must adhere to hundreds of standards and regulations. There is one nursing home locally that continues to provide a high level of care and service and meet every regulation. In the most recent state inspection and survey (February, 2019) administered by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, Mechanicsville Specialty Care received zero deficiencies.  There are 412 nursing facilities in Iowa.

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Crestview Director of Nursing chosen as One of Iowa’s Great Nurses in 2019

Cindy Wiersema has been selected to receive honors at the 100 Great Iowa Nurses event to be held Sunday, May 5, at the Iowa Events Center Grand Ballroom in Des Moines.  Wiersema has been Director of Nursing at Crestview Specialty Care in West Branch since 2013.

“Cindy has a tremendous work ethic and a deep concern for others,” Administrator Cheryl Mercer said.

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