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  • Geerdes Earns Work as a Team Award

    Dannelle GeerdesDannelle Geerdes, Business Office Manager for Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids, has received the “Work as a Team Award” at the Care Initiatives’ annual awards brunch Friday, Dec. 15 in West Des Moines.

    Geerdes joined Lyon Specialty Care in 2009 initially working as a CNA while also juggling her teenage boys’ extra-curricular activities maintaining a near-perfect attendance record.

    In 2012, she was promoted to...

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  • Kristina Harris chosen for Care Initiatives Always Learn Award

    Creston Kristina Harris awardMDS Coordinator Kristina Harris with Creston Specialty Care was awarded the Care Initiatives “Always Learn Award” at Care Initiatives annual awards brunch Friday, Dec. 7 in West Des Moines.

    Harris worked at Creston Specialty Care for a few years and returned in early 2016 to work as a charge nurse and nurse manager. When she saw the facility was in need of an MDS Coordinator, she signed on for the...

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  • Crestview Specialty Care Named Best Nursing Home

    (November, 2018) – Crestview Specialty Care in West Branch has been designated a “Best Nursing Home” in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes list for 2018-19. U.S. News evaluated 439 nursing homes in Iowa and thousands across the country. This designation places Crestview Specialty Care in the top 18% of Iowa nursing homes and in the top 12% of all nursing homes evaluated nationwide.

    The home was given top rating in the Overall category which reviews data from the federal Nursing Home Compare program, and incorporates the nurse staffing, health inspection and quality...

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