News & Events
(December, 2019) Darci Dooley, RN, CHPN has been promoted to Team Director of the Care Initiatives Hospice – Des Moines office. In her role as Team Director, Dooley will oversee an expert team of registered nurses, hospice aides, spiritual care and bereavement counselors, social workers and devoted local volunteers. The Des Moines office serves patients and families in Polk, Warren, Jasper, Powesheik, Dallas, Guthrie, Greene, Boone, Story, Marshall, Webster and Hamilton counties
As a native of Ft. Dodge, Dooley received her RN from Iowa Central Community College. “I knew I wanted...
(December, 2019) Kali Stone, RN, CHPN has been promoted to Team Director of the Care Initiative Hospice – Cedar Rapids office. In her role as Team Director, Stone will oversee an expert team of registered nurses, hospice aides, spiritual care and bereavement counselors, social workers and devoted local volunteers. The Cedar Rapids office serves patients and families in Linn, Johnson, Benton, Iowa, Jones, Jackson, Cedar and Muscatine counties.
A native of Duluth, Minn., Stone moved south to receive her RN from Ellsworth Community College and her BSN from Upper Iowa University....
(December, 2019) Staff at Manly Specialty Care are celebrating a perfect survey administered by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. They received zero deficiencies. There are 439 nursing facilities in Iowa. This is the second consecutive year.
Generally, only 5 percent are found to be deficiency-free.
Skilled nursing facilities are inspected annually to evaluate services and renew state licensure. Unannounced, state surveyors arrive to interview, observe, and check records for several days. Surveyors determine compliance with regulations governing areas such as...
Michele Lawson, Director of Nursing at Manly Specialty Care, has received the Employee of the Year Award at Care Initiatives’ annual award brunch Friday, Dec. 6 in West Des Moines.
The Employee of the Year Award is given to a nominated employee who best demonstrates the company’s Mission Statement: Improving quality of life for Iowans and their families during life’s health transitions through compassionate, individualized care.
Lawson joined Manly Specialty Care in 2007 and has been a consistent leader and team player ever since. “Her nurse’s hat never comes off…even when...