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Cedar Valley Hospice to build new in Waterloo, moving to temporary location in CF

Cedar Valley Hospice to build new in Waterloo, moving to temporary location in CF

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WATERLOO — Cedar Valley Hospice said will build a new Waterloo office.

This decision came because Kimball Ridge Center, its current office location, is for sale and hospice needs to vacate by mid-2020.

“This is an exciting opportunity that is bittersweet for us,” said Executive Director Michaela Vandersee. “... We are extremely grateful to MercyOne for their partnership and support for the past 28 years to make this location affordable.”

For the next year, while the new building is constructed near the corner of San Marnan Drive and Ansborough Avenue, the organization will move to a temporary location in the Cedar Falls Industrial Park.

On June 15, offices on the first and fourth floors of Kimball Ridge Center will move to 6919 Chancellor Drive, in the former Rabo Agrifinance building. Offices are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions, but will re-open in the near future.

The move will not affect the Cedar Valley Hospice Home, which will remain at 2001 Kimball Ave. in Waterloo. Contact phone numbers and mailing address will also remain unchanged.

A groundbreaking for the new building is expected this summer. Fundraising is in its beginning stages – working with the private sector first before reaching out to community donors and other potential funding sources.

The new building will house the nonprofit’s Waterloo clinical teams, grief support center, simulation training center and the Cedar AIDS Support System, along with the administration, finance and advancement departments — approximately 70 employees.

To contact Cedar Valley Hospice, call (800) 626-2360 or mail correspondence to P.O. Box 2880, Waterloo, IA, 50704.

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