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  • Heritage Specialty Care prepares to reopen damaged wing

    Photo: Heritage Specialty Care Administrator Nick Jedlicka, Austin Builder's Jeff Horton and Care Initiatives Eastern Regional Director of Operations Andrew Waag take a last look at the special systems drawings that show nurse call and fire alarm locations.

    (CEDAR RAPIDS, February, 2021) On Aug. 10, 2020 the staff at Heritage Specialty Care were tasked with a major challenge when the derecho ripped through Cedar Rapids taking out the skilled nursing facility’s roof and other structural damage to one wing. As the storm raged on, the staff worked as a team to get residents...

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  • Heritage Specialty Care rebuilding after 2020 derecho

    Everyday we get a little closer to reopening our derecho damaged wing. Check these out - Administrator Nick Jedlicka, Austin Builder's Jeff Horton and Regional Director of Operations Andrew Waag taking a last look at the special systems drawings that show nurse call and fire alarm locations.
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  • Care Initiatives welcomes new SVP/Chief Operating Officer

    Joseph Reese has joined Care Initiatives as Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. He has committed his career to long term care administration and has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare leadership. He holds a bachelor’s degree in health administrative services with an emphasis in long term care and a master’s degree in healthcare administration. 

    “I had always planned on going into healthcare,” Reese said. “I worked as a physical therapy aide in a long term care centers. I met and befriended that administrator there and saw what he did and I really liked it.”...

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  • Care Initiatives welcomes new Director of Facility Management and Capital Planning

    Kristopher “Butch” Nitz has joined Care Initiatives as the Director of Facility Management and Capital Planning. He brings with him decades of experience in construction and leadership.

    Born and raised in Nebraska, Butch attended Central Community College in Hastings and received a degree in architecture. After graduating, he joined the Army and for 4 years served in the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Operations.

    After the Army, Butch put his architecture degree and construction experience to work designing and building churches for Brown Church Development...

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