EveryStep Receives 2020 Top Workplaces Recognition

EveryStep been awarded a 2020 Top Workplaces honor by The Des Moines Register for the eighth time. 

The Top Workplaces list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“This year, more than ever, EveryStep is honored to receive the Top Workplace recognition,” 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," he continued. "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, please visit our careers page.