Care Initiatives Hospice welcomes new VP

Miriam Yocum, RN, became Vice President of Care Initiatives Hospice January 1. She formerly served as Team Director of the Care Initiatives Hospice Des Moines office and more recently as corporate Clinical Director.

Yocum’s background includes over 30 years working in both hospice clinical and administrative roles. Yocum joined Care Initiatives Hospice during its development in 2008, but has been a hospice nurse since 1987. 

“I look forward to working with our caring nurses, aides, social workers, bereavement counselors, volunteers and staff to continue to provide the high-level of end-of-life care we’ve become known for over our 10-year history.” Yocum says, “We’ve built a strong foundation and a strong team that collaborates with caregivers, physicians, and staff in nursing facilties. I’m excited to build on that reputation and better serve our patients, families and communities.”

Yocum enjoys serving as a board member with Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Des Moines.