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New mission statement, same goal of enriching lives

As Cedar Valley Hospice moves into its 40th year of service to our community, it’s important that we stay on the cutting edge of the constantly changing health care industry. This helps us continue our mission to provide support, education and the highest quality care to our patients and families.

From our early beginnings as a volunteer-driven organization, this community has supported us every step of the way. In 2018, we served approximately 900 patients and their families in hospice and palliative care services, hundreds of grief clients and over 100 clients in our Cedar AIDS Support System (CASS). While death and dying is not a subject that people like to talk about, we all know that someday we will find ourselves or someone we love in need of hospice services. The experts at Cedar Valley Hospice are here to meet this need.

Over the years we have expanded our services and the communities we serve, but we have always kept our mission in the forefront of every decision made. The actual wording of our mission has changed a few times over the years, and we felt it was time to look at our mission statement again and ensure it reflects the organization today.

We engaged the help of our staff and volunteers to work on our new mission statement. It is important that we can all connect to it, keeping a few of our most important goals in mind: We wanted it to be Memorable. Meaningful. And ALL ENCOMPASSING of the services we currently provide or could potentially provide in the future. We wanted it to be true to the heart of this organization – Why we exist at the most fundamental level – all while staying under 10 words. This was a pretty tall order.

Through the hard work of our staff and volunteers, we were able to easily identify what is important to this organization, what connects us to the people we serve and what makes Cedar Valley Hospice so special. We used this work to guide us in the development of our new mission statement.

Without further ado, Cedar Valley Hospice’s new mission is:

To enrich lives with knowledge, respect and compassionate care.

We hope that you love our new mission statement as much as we do. We will use it every day to guide us in providing the highest quality care to those we care for. Thank you for the privilege of serving your family, friends and neighbors.