Christmas Concert to Raise Money for the Friendship Haven Good Samaritan Fund

Christmas Concert to Raise Money for the Friendship Haven Good Samaritan Fund

Peace – A Christmas Music Experience, will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at 7:00 P.M. This annual event will once again be held at Decker Auditorium on the campus of Iowa Central Community College. Singer/songwriter, Jill Miller, and her band will delight your senses during this high-energy, two-hour show filled with holiday classics, […]

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Derrig Returns to Campus

Mindy Derrig accepted the role as Director of Financial Operations/Controller and returned to campus in August 2019. Her responsibilities include preparing month-end and financial statements as well as the annual budget. Additionally, Derrig oversees accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll. Other tasks include handling the year-end audit and reviewing annual cost reports and tax returns. […]

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New Position Brings New Face to Campus

Brittany Drew, Welcome Center/Gift Shop Coordinator, joined Friendship Haven in July of this year. This newly created position will evolve and modify over time to best fit the needs of residents and all of those who pass through the doors of the Welcome Center. Currently, Brittany is responsible for managing Welcome Center volunteers and support […]

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Scholarship Winners Announced!

Friendship Haven Memorial Foundation scholarship funds have been established to recognize and support the educational efforts of students who are pursuing promising careers. Scholarships are made possible through gifts made to the Friendship Haven Memorial Foundation by generous donors with strong beliefs in the value of education and commitment to helping others. Applicants provide a […]

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Schilling Joins Friendship Haven

Kim Schilling, a licensed nursing home administrator, has accepted the position of VP of Health Services Operations/Administrator, at Friendship Haven. In her role, Schilling will be responsible for the oversight, leadership and management of all licensed areas on campus including the Simpson Health Center, The Gardens Assisted Living, River Ridge Assisted Living, Schmoker Adult Day, […]

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Mission and Vision Fund Internal Grant Recipients

We’re excited to announce our two recipients of the Mission and Vision Fund internal grant for the 2018 second grant cycle. Congratulations to Kristine Harris/Arbor Lane and Liz Flattery/Wellness Center! Kristine Harris, Health Information Manager/Activity Director, submitted a grant application outlining the benefits of an enhanced outdoor space, specifically the Arbor Lane patio.  They’ll receive […]

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Vacation Bible School Comes to Friendship Haven

Vacation Bible School Comes to Friendship Haven

Rev. Jennifer Osheim-Owen hosts week-long session Rev. Jennifer Osheim-Owen, Friendship Haven’s Spiritual Care Coordinator, recently held a week-long bible study for Friendship Haven residents. Approximately 35 residents chose to attend the bible study that covered a host of topics centered around the theme, “Be Well.” Pastor Jennifer used a wellness wheel to cover six areas […]

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Aspiring Leader

How do we attract the best and the brightest to work in our field? We’ve kept the excitement, energy and enthusiasm for our work quiet far too long. Telling our stories, sharing our experiences isn’t enough. We tell each other, but do we shout it from the rooftops for others? Aspiring Leader It’s an uncommon […]

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Scholarship Recipients Announced

Dr. William and Edna Remer Scholarship – The Friendship Haven Memorial Foundation recently granted scholarships from the Dr. William and Edna Remer Scholarship Fund to nine area students. Eligible applicants for this scholarship were college-bound or enrolled students who are entering a medical or social service field for the 2018-2019 school year. Dr. Remer, a […]

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Campus Support Services Embodies the Team Spirit

Campus Support Services makes up roughly 25 percent of the workforce at Friendship Haven. This includes pharmacy, inventory, IT, maintenance, buildings and grounds, dietary services, laundry and housekeeping, transportation and security. Most who visit Friendship Haven don’t necessarily see many of these employees on a day-to-day basis, largely due to the fact that they are […]

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