On With Life Recognized as a Best Kept Secret in Iowa

November 19, 2017

On With Life has been named by the Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Des Moines Business Record as the “Best Kept Secret” in the large company category within the Des Moines metro. The award is part of the Celebrate Business Awards, promoting the development of the Greater Des Moines business community by publicly acknowledging unique and enduring business initiatives. Here are the top three reasons we think On With Life is a best-kept secret: 

Our staff

Our mission impacts everything we do, including who we hire, and this has resulted in a dynamic, mission-driven team of individuals who care deeply about our organization. On With Life is proud to have staff members serving on national brain injury boards along with some of the most highly respected individuals and organizations in brain injury rehabilitation.

Our expertise 

Our staff are experts in brain injury, with a high percentage earning the Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) certification from the Brain Injury Association of America. Our director of therapy, Dave Anders, and neuropsychologist, Dr. David Demarest, wrote the chapter on Disorders of Consciousness in the CBIS training manual and are two of only a handful of CBIS trainers in the state.

Our family focus

On With Life began as the dream of a dedicated, passionate group of families, faced with the challenge of rebuilding lives shattered by brain injury. Now 26 years later, On With Life still has the same focus on the importance of families in the rehabilitation journey. Families and loved ones are involved in the rehabilitation process and work with the therapy team to develop goals and treatment plans that are geared directly to the needs and interests of each individual we serve.