News & Events

  • Care Initiatives Welcomes New Vice President of HR

    Care Initiatives is excited to announce Shereen Bender as the Vice President of Human Resources. Shereen brings nearly 20 years of experience in leading the people element across multiple sectors including the technology, financial and educational industries.  Shereen has an unparalleled passion for people and engaging workforces which will undoubtedly propel our team of 3,500+ employees forward. Welcome Shereen!


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  • Hospice patient receives gift, prayers from Nashville icon

    Beverly with signed photo of Dolly PartonMusic has always been a part of Beverly's life. She passed the love of music onto her children and grandchildren. Beverly recorded an album before becoming the lead female singer in three Country Western bands. She performed in bars and dance halls in the Des Moines metro area.

    Like most artists Beverly used her love of music as inspiration to deal with trials and tribulations in her...

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  • Celebrating Success

    After a horrific car accident on Oct. 1, and 4 months away from home, 19-year-old Joey is heading home from Pinnacle Specialty Care!  

    Joey (gray shirt, hat in the center) came to us from Madonna Specialty Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska.  He was admitted there after an extended stay at the University of Iowa following a horrific rollover accident where he was a passenger on Oct. 1  He suffered multiple fractures, a traumatic brain injury, was on a tracheostomy and spent time in a coma. He needed extensive physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy before returning ...

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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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