A Statement from our CEO – April 29

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

To Our On With Life Family,

Thank you! Thank you for your support. Thank you for your positivity. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. You have all been such an amazing support to us during an unprecedented time in the history of our organization and we wanted to provide an update and share our gratitude with you.

On April 13, we shared a statement with you letting you know that we had entered a new chapter in the COVID-19 pandemic as we had confirmed cases within our Ankeny Inpatient program. Over the last couple of weeks our teams were nothing short of heroic as they moved into this new phase with one goal in mind – the safety and well-being of our persons served and those that care for them. Because of their expertise and quick actions, I am pleased to report that as of today, all persons served located within our Inpatient program have fully recovered from COVID-19.

While we welcome this phase, we continue to stay vigilant with continued isolation and appropriate PPE usage throughout our facility. Our number one goal has been and continues to be the safety and well-being of our persons served and staff. I continue to be very proud of our dedicated team of experts, they are true heroes. 

Thank you for your continued support of the entire On With Life family. Our team has been overwhelmed by your words of encouragement, gifts, and donations. Please continue to send positive thoughts as our staff work on the front lines in support of those we serve. Keep our persons served and their families in your thoughts as they continue their rehabilitation journey.

As always, thank you for your support and love of On With Life. Your support and encouragement have carried us through this difficult time and has made us an even stronger organization for the future.

Jean Shelton, CEO