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Danielle Jensen, Hillcrest Hospice Director of Operations, cuts the ribbon with the Hillcrest Hospice Iowa team by her side, as well as a few representatives of the Council Bluffs Chamber.

Hillcrest Hospice is Ready to Serve Iowa Residents

Team Celebrates Expansion with Virtual Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening

The Hillcrest Hospice team celebrated the expansion into Western Iowa (now serving Pottawattamie, Mills and Harrison counties) with a virtual ribbon cutting at the new office in Council Bluffs on May 13 and a Grand Opening at Barley’s Bar on May 18.

“We’re excited to be part of the Council Bluffs community, and we look forward to serving families in Iowa,” said Mike Rehfeldt, Hillcrest Hospice Administrator. “Our sister agency, Hillcrest Home Care, has been delivering home health services in Pottawattamie and Mills counties for more than a decade. During that time, we received several requests to provide hospice services as well. Now, with the opening of our Council Bluffs office, we’re finally able to meet that need.”

Hillcrest Hospice is the first known hospice agency in the Nebraska/Iowa area to offer Continuous Care. Continuous Care is provided up to 24 hours a day in a patient’s home, assisted living or long-term care facility to help manage pain and other acute symptoms. 

The virtual ribbon cutting was hosted through the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce and streamed through Zoom and Facebook. Click here to watch the ribbon cutting. 

The Hillcrest Hospice team celebrates the official start of services in Pottawattamie, Mills and Harrison counties.

Hillcrest Hospice team members enjoy a bite to eat at the Grand Opening Celebration on May 18 at Barley’s. From left: Joe Alfaro, Community Relations Specialist; Danielle Jensen, Director of Operations; Corrie Logan, Hospice Assistant; Nicole Ricchini, Social Worker.

Angie Knudsen, Director of Community Relations for Hillcrest Health Services, and Joe Alfaro, Hillcrest Hospice Community Relations Specialist, greet guests will a smile at the Grand Opening Celebration.

About Hillcrest Hospice

Hillcrest Hospice is part of Hillcrest Health Services, which offers the widest array of senior health services in Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska. Services include independent and assisted living, post-acute rehabilitation, long-term skilled nursing care, home health, hospice, private duty home care, outpatient therapy and adult day services. To learn more about Hillcrest, visit