Care Initiatives Board Announcements

Care Initiatives is pleased to announce the appointment of two new board members, Mary Jane Carothers and Betsy Rust, as well as the promotion of current board member Denise Strum, to board chair.   

Care Initiatives Donates $10,000 to Special Olympics Iowa

{Des Moines, Iowa, April 8, 2022} – Care Initiatives donates $10,000 to Special Olympics Iowa.

On April 5, 2022, Members of Care Initiatives Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council met with leadership from Special Olympics Iowa to deliver a $10,000 donation in honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, which is observed in March.

National Healthcare Decision Day Event

On April 15, 2022, Care Initiatives will host a company-wide National Healthcare Decision Day event from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. All 43 skilled nursing facilities will simultaneously host the event. Six of the seven hospice locations will co-host at a local skilled nursing building, while the Manchester Care Initiatives Hospice office will host independently at their location. 


United States

Care Initiatives Makes Donation to Doctors Without Borders to aid Ukraine


On March 4, 2022, Care Initiatives made a $20,000 donation to Doctors Without Borders. This donation was made in hopes of furthering the efforts of providing much-needed healthcare to communities affected by war. 

Care initiatives Donates $10,000 to 24/7 BLAC

{Waterloo, Iowa, March 9, 2022} – Care Initiatives donates $10,000 to 24/7 Black Leadership Advancement Consortium. 

On March 4, 2022, Members of Care Initiatives DEI Council met with board members of 24/7 Black Leadership Advancement Consortium (“BLAC”) to deliver a $10,000 donation in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month.


Care Initiatives launches Leadership Academy for company leaders.

To further develop the organization’s leaders, Care Initiatives has launched its Leadership Academy.  The Leadership Academy is a 12-month program designed to equip leaders with the tools, resources and knowledge needed to thrive in the ever-evolving healthcare industry.  The program will consist of in-person and virtual sessions with strategically aligned projects.  Participants will also receive professional coaching to help them reach their professional goals.


On January 8, 2022 Care Initiatives announced its membership with the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI).  The healthcare organization will become part of the network of more than 1,500 members who are a unified voice for Iowa businesses. 

Care Initiatives Pledges $5000 To Native American Child Care Center

On November 16, 2021, Care Initiatives pledged $5,000 to the Native American Child Care Center in honor of Native American Heritage Month.  This donation was made to support the mission of the NACCC to provide child-care services and an early childhood education and development program primarily for, but not limited to pre-school children who identify with the Native American heritage.