Grand Re-Opening Held for EveryStep Hospice's Kavanagh House in Des Moines

More than 100 people attended a grand re-opening ribbon cutting at EveryStep Hospice’s Kavanagh House hospice home in Des Moines today. The $3.7 million renovation began in Spring 2021 and was made possible by generous donor support.

“Renovations and upgrades include modern amenities and décor, medical equipment, new technologies and efficiencies — all for the delivery of compassionate medical care and comfort at the end of life,” said EveryStep president and CEO Tray Wade. “These and other enhancements will allow Kavanagh House to continue its legacy and maintain its reputation as central Iowa’s premier hospice facility.”

EveryStep is a non-profit health care and human services organization which annually serves more than 60,000 Iowans. EveryStep is known for its ability to help patients, clients and their families, and to support community partners as they navigate challenges, address complicated care issues and achieve high-quality outcomes. Serving Iowa from 14 locations across the state, nearly 400 employees and hundreds of volunteers are committed to EveryStep’s mission: to empower individuals, support families and strengthen communities. There is at least one EveryStep program available to residents in every Iowa county.

EveryStep has earned numerous accolades in recent years, including being named a nine-time annual Top Workplace by The Des Moines Register and four-time “Runner-up: Best Non-Profit” by the Des Moines Business Record. EveryStep Hospice is accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner) and is a long-standing participant in the national We Honor Veterans program. In 2021, EveryStep earned Service Enterprise Initiative Certification by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. 

If you or someone you know is struggling to find the support they need, please contact EveryStep at 515-558-9946 or complete the commitment-free, confidential “Find Care” form on EveryStep’s website at EveryStep staff will follow up with a phone call to answer your questions and provide assistance.

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