EveryStep Named Runner-Up for Two “Best of Des Moines” Awards

EveryStep has been named “Runner-Up: Best Non-profit” by the Des Moines Business Record. This is the second time the organization has received this distinction. 

For the first time, the organization's top leader has been named "Runner-Up: Best CEO." 

The “Best of Des Moines” annual survey is conducted by the Des Moines Business Record via an online open-ended poll, where participants vote for the businesses, people and events that they think are the “Best of Des Moines” in dozens of categories – including best non-profit and CEO. 

“This year, more than ever, EveryStep is honored to receive the Top Workplace and Best of Des Moines recognitions,” says Tray Wade, president and CEO of EveryStep. “Amid uncertainty and ever-changing environments, our nearly 400 employees have gone the extra mile to ensure our patients, clients and their families receive the best care possible. During the pandemic, we’ve introduced telehealth services; offered doorstep deliveries of vital supplies; provided online grief support groups; and ensured homebound, ill, injured or dying Iowans continue to receive visits or support from our care teams.

"Our staff are resilient, resourceful and passionate about our mission. These recognitions are a direct reflection of their dedication and perseverance.”

Since 1908, EveryStep has offered care and resources for infants, children, young mothers, immigrants and refugees, families and aging Iowans. With more than 30 programs, the organization’s diverse services reach every county in Iowa.

In 2020, EveryStep and its employees have stepped up time and again to guarantee that our clients and patients continue to receive compassion and care when and where they need it most.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, EveryStep rallied to open one of the few stand-alone COVID-19 hospice units in Iowa. The specialized unit provided specialized 24-hour care for up to six hospice patients at a time who tested positive for COVID-19. Decked out in personal protective equipment, the nurses, aides and other employees who staffed the unit worked to make certain patients and their families received high-quality end-of-life care.

Elsewhere in the organization, our employees provided vital supplies to community members struggling amid the pandemic. From cribs, mattresses and diapers distributed by the Emergency Stork’s Nest to volunteering with Meals on Wheels, EveryStep employees took care of their community this year.

EveryStep’s nearly 400 employees provide critical healthcare and social services to more than 65,000 Iowans across the southern half of the state. The non-profit has 15 locations, including multiple, locally staffed teams for its hospice care, home care, and grief and loss services programs.

To learn about career opportunities available at EveryStep, visit our Careers page.