UnityPoint at Home gives thanks

November is here and the holiday season is beginning. This time of year we often find ourselves giving thanks and reflecting on “what matters.” At UnityPoint Health we have a lot to be thankful for and we know people matter.

November also happens to be National Homecare and Hospice month and we take pride in celebrating UnityPoint at Home’s success. Success for UnityPoint at Home is defined by learning what matters most to our patients, determining a plan and providing the needed support, to help patients have their best outcome.

At UnityPoint at Home we are pleased to give thanks for all the blessings of 2018:

• Most important, the 12,324 amazing patients we have had the privilege to serve thus far in 2018.

• Over 80 employees who deliver high quality compassionate care for patients at home

• The opportunity to serve over 200 nursing facilities through our Home Medical Equipment warehouse and other partnerships

• Celebrating 10 years of community access to inpatient hospice services at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home

• Homecare and Hospice service line accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care

• Rated No. 1 in the region for hospice and homecare scores, in both quality and patient satisfaction, through Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Compare

• Earning Messenger’s Reader’s choice for home medical equipment provider and in-home care provider

• New location to allow teams to work collaboratively for our patients

• Partnerships with Pocahontas Community Hospital Homecare and Hospice and Stewart Memorial Homecare and Hospice

We also would like to give thanks for the heartfelt feedback received from the patients and families we serve.

“Your dedication and service is beyond words.”

“Thank you for everything, it was comforting to know people were there, even if for a short time. It takes special people to do your job.”

“You can be very proud of the work you do and how you do it! Everyone who interfaced with mom treated her with compassion and respect and supported her in her final journey. Sincere thanks!”

“Excellent care! Have recommended this care to others. Wish I had you all the time! “

“I had a very good experience and I am thankful for all the services provided for me. It helped a lot!”

During this season of reflection, take time to savor what’s important to you. Happy Thanksgiving — we’re thankful for you!

Jennifer Crimmins, MHA, LNHA, is executive director of operations for UnityPoint at Home — Fort Dodge.

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