Courageous Conversations

Having a serious illness and talking about end-of-life care can be frightening for the whole family. Cedar Valley Hospice encourages YOU to have Courageous Conversations during National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. 


This November, you can be a hospice advocate by:

Sharing your hospice story: Talk about your experience with hospice with people who may have questions. 

Know the facts: Stay educated on hospice so you can inform others about our services. 

Say our name: There are several hospices in the area. Be sure to say “Cedar Valley Hospice” when talking about our organization. 

Become a volunteer: We’re always looking for people to interact with our patients, fundraise or assist our organization in other ways. 

Give a donation: Cedar Valley Hospice would be unable to offer our additional services without generous donations. Consider giving a gift of any amount. 

Like us on social media: Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn to stay informed. Then, like and share our posts so we can help more people in our communities. 

Why Cedar Valley Hospice?

Lynette Jordan, LBSW

Grief Counselor (Waverly, Grundy Center)

John Zehr, MD

Chief Medical Director

Cortney Manning

Office & Volunteer Coordinator (Waverly)

Nathan Schutt, MSW

Clinical Services Manager (Waterloo)

Jordan Emley, RN, CHPN

Admissions Nurse (Waterloo, Waverly, Independence, Grundy Center)

Michelle Crawford, RN

Clinical Services Manager (Independence)

Have a Referral?

Anyone can refer a friend or family member to Cedar Valley Hospice. Simply complete and submit the form below to get started. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 800.626.2360.

Your support is
what inspires us

Enriching lives in the Cedar Valley is at the forefront of our mission. We are experts in providing hospice and palliative care, grief support and providing additional services for those with life changing diagnoses. As a not-for-profit organization, your gifts make our mission possible!

Become a Volunteer!

Our volunteers are the heart of our organization. From visiting patients to helping with events, they perform a number of different roles that are vital to helping us carry out our mission.

Healthcare Partner Resources

We offer multiple resources for physicians and healthcare clinicians dealing with serious diagnosis and end-of-life related topics as well as an easy online patient referral form. Connect with us today!