Care Initiatives Donates $10,000 to Hillcrest Family Services

On December 3, 2021, Care Initiatives met with board member of Hillcrest Family Services to deliver a $10,000 donation in honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.  This donation was made to support the mission of Hillcrest Family Services to meet people as they are today, and guide them to where they want and need to be tomorrow.

In making its pledge, Care Initiatives Chief Executive Officer, Mike Beal stated that the donation is part of Care Initiatives’ continued commitment to extend its diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) efforts beyond the four walls of the company and into the communities that Care Initiatives serves.  “Hillcrest Family Services is very deserving. We are pleased to support the work they do to help support differently-abled members of the Dubuque community by advocating, educating, and connecting community resources. We hope that this contribution to Hillcrest is the beginning of a long partnership between our organizations.”

Care Initiatives is in early stages of implementing its DEI efforts.  For example, the company is assembling its inaugural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council (“DEI Council”).  The DEI Council will represent a cross-section of the company’s workforce and be responsible for helping revise and create policies to make work environments more diverse, equitable, and inclusive, generate ideas to ensure that Care Initiatives is being inclusive of residents, patients, and tenants of all backgrounds, and will work closely with Care Initiatives’ Senior Management to integrate DEI into Care Initiatives’ mission and core values.  “The DEI Council’s perspectives and suggestions will ensure that we are intentionally building an inclusive and equity-driven organizational culture,” said Abhay Nadipuram, Vice President and General Counsel for Care Initiatives and executive sponsor for Care Initiatives’ DEI initiatives. As a part of its DEI initiatives, Care Initiatives has pledged to donate $120,000 annually to organizations that serve a diverse cross-section of Iowa communities.  

In a statement on behalf of Hillcrest Family Services, President and CEO, Mike Figeon, thanked Care Initiatives for its contribution.  “Hillcrest thanks Hartig Drugs for introducing Care Initiatives to our organization.  What began as a charitable offer from Care Initiatives to support Brain Health Services in the greater Dubuque Region will undoubtedly grow into a mission aligned partnership of like-minded service-oriented organizations.  We are thankful for the generous gift to our clients, colleagues, and communities and look forward creating greater community value as we work together.”

Care Initiatives is Iowa’s largest not-for-profit skilled nursing care and senior care provider.  Care Initiatives and Care Initiatives Hospice operate 58 skilled nursing, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s/dementia, assisted living and hospice locations throughout Iowa.