April 28, 2022
Erin Dykes Returns to EveryStep as Vice President of Clinical Services
As Erin Dykes steps into the leadership role of EveryStep vice president of clinical services, she is treading on familiar ground. Dykes’ lengthy career in health administration, and home health and hospice care, includes previous stints with EveryStep as a hospice nurse and program leader.
Erin formerly worked with EveryStep as a front-line nurse, and team and program development director for the EveryStep Hospice (then HCI Care Services) team in Mount Ayr and Osceola from 2005 to 2010, and again as Osceola team director from 2011 to 2015. Most recently, she has served as inpatient services manager and chief nursing officer at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola.
Dykes received her RN from Mercy College of Health Sciences, her BSN from Graceland University and her MS in Health Administration from University of St. Francis.
In the early 2000s, Erin worked as a nurse at a small critical access hospital– an experience which sparked her interest in hospice care. “I loved the days I spent caring for hospice patients at the hospital and after watching and working with the hospice nurses, I knew that’s what I wanted to do.” Erin says her passion for hospice care, coupled with her experience in administration, led to her interest in the leadership position at EveryStep.
Dykes and her husband Tony live near Leon, where she grew up, and have two children. Mara is a senior at Central Decatur and Nash is a freshman there. “I spend a lot of time at my kids’ sporting events, which I love and wouldn’t trade. I enjoy beach vacations and spending time boating with my family at Table Rock Lake.”
Erin is excited to return to Every Step, as much of her career has been focused on being a passionate advocate for the services the company provides. “I’m so pleased to be rejoining a strong, mission focused organization and look forward to helping our team provide high quality hospice and home care services.”
EveryStep is an award-winning workplace and we're looking for compassionate, skilled RNs to join our team! If you enjoy autonomy, flexibility, fair compensation and benefits, growing opportunities, supportive leadership and a friendly team, learn more about home care and hospice nurse opportunities at EveryStep. A $10,000 signing bonus is currently being offered for nurses who join the EveryStep team. For more information, email HR@everystep.org or visit www.everystep.org/careers.
If you or someone you know needs care or support, complete the confidential "Find Care" form at www.everystep.org/find-care. The form sends a message to EveryStep staff who then follow up with a phone call. It's a great way to start a conversation and get answers with no cost or commitment. EveryStep can connect the individual to its own programs and services that may be helpful, as well as services offered by other organizations and providers in the community.