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What it's Like to be an EveryStep Hospice Social Worker: Katie Smith

In southeast Iowa, Katie Smith has dedicated her time and energy the last nine years to ensuring patients and their families experience quality support and compassion while in the care of EveryStep Hospice (formerly HCI Hospice Care Services).

What it's Like to be an EveryStep Social Worker: Laura Lentell

Becoming a parent can be a challenging, but rewarding experience. For Laura Lentell, becoming a mother set her on a path to ensure others had the support, resources, and information they needed in their new roles.

EveryStep Receives $5 Million Grant to Maintain Healthy Start Project

Since 1997, pregnant women and families with children under the age of 18 months who reside in a seven zip code area have been eligible for Healthy Start services, with a focus on reducing disparities in infant mortality, preterm births, and low birth weight rates. The goal of Healthy Start is to ensure that women experiencing high rates of poverty, limited access to care, and other socioeconomic factors can have healthy pregnancies and raise healthy children.

What it's Like to be an EveryStep Hospice Social Worker: Tonya Pierson

No day is the same for EveryStep social workers. Just ask Tonya Pierson. From reuniting a patient at Greater Regional Hospice Home with her husband who was a patient with another hospice provider to simply buying gift cards to help ease their financial concerns; Pierson is always ready to lend a helping hand.