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Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice has achieved a 7.5% all-cause hospital readmission rate using remote patient monitoring and telehealth software from Health Recovery Solutions (HRS). In the first quarter of 2019, Ohio Living's all-cause readmission rate of 7.5% was nearly half of Ohio's Medicare average of 14.9%.
“D-DAY + 75” - What Americans Heard on the Radio June 6, 1944
On June 6, 2019, public radio WMKV 89.3FM and WLHS 89.9FM will commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day with a 12-hour broadcast saluting veterans and their families. The 1995 Peabody Award-winning production is a collection of actual news broadcasts - what Americans heard on their radios during the day and night of June 6, 1944. The broadcast will air continuously from 8:00am – 8:00 pm, pre-empting regularly scheduled programming.
On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, Graceworks Lutheran Services was named Large Business of the Year at the annual Centerville Mayor’s Breakfast. Graceworks is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Centerville, Ohio.
United Church Homes Adds Miami Township Independent Living Campus to its Dayton-area Network of Senior Living Communities
United Church Homes, an Ohio-based provider of senior living and healthcare services, has acquired an independent senior living community in Miami Township formerly managed by Brookdale Senior Living.
Hospice of Hope Executive Director, Kavin Cartmell, (RN MSN) has announced her intent to retire from Hospice of Hope in late 2019. Under her 28 years of leadership, Hospice of Hope has positioned itself as one of the nation’s largest and most well-respected community hospices with a census that nearly triples that of the national average.
Michael Gray Named Vice President of Information Technology and Compliance Officer for Eliza Jennings
Eliza Jennings, a nationally recognized expert in innovative aging services, announced that Michael Gray has been promoted to vice president of information technology (IT) and compliance officer effective March 7, 2019.
Lisa Fluhart, LNHA, Joins Eliza Jennings as Executive Director of Eliza Jennings Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services Community
Eliza Jennings, a nationally recognized and trusted expert in aging services, is pleased to welcome Lisa A. Fluhart, LNHA, as executive director of its Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services community on Cleveland’s West Side.
Ohio Living has expanded its continuum of care with the launch of palliative care services in the greater Toledo market. Palliative care is defined as aggressive pain and symptom management for patients with chronic illness. Palliative care is most appropriate for those with an average life expectancy of one to two years if the chronic disease were to progress as expected.
Graceworks Lutheran Services, a large nonprofit organization based in Centerville, Ohio is pleased to announce Judy A. Budi will be its new President & Chief Executive Officer effective March 2, 2019.
United Church Homes (UCH) and Ohio’s Hospice are teaming up to form a new not-for-profit joint venture Medicare-certified hospice program. United Church Homes residents needing hospice and palliative care soon can receive services provided by Ohio’s Hospice at United Church Homes while remaining in the comfort of their community. The new partnership aims to expand service offerings, improve care coordination and provide individuals facing serious illness with improved in-residence care.
The Ohio Department of Aging offers families help in making one of life's most difficult decisions: finding a quality assisted-living center or nursing home. CONGRATULATIONS to our LeadingAge Ohio members who made the TOP 25 in Northeast Ohio!
Genacross Lutheran Services has announced the appointment of Martin Jan as Executive Director for the Genacross Lutheran Services-Wolf Creek Campus, a continuing care retirement community located at 2001 Perrysburg Holland Road in Holland, Ohio.
Following a successful 16-year tenure as President and CEO of Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, Richard Browdie has announced his retirement from his leadership role. Browdie has been a dedicated leader of the 110-year-old Cleveland-based nonprofit organization since 2002.
United Church Homes Housing Services recently recognized a church congregation and two individuals for their outstanding support during the annual Donor Appreciation Dinner.
Dr. Ira Byock to keynote third annual Symposium of United Church Homes’ Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging
Dr. Ira Byock, a leading palliative care physician, author and public advocate for improving care through the end of life, will share two keynote addresses during the third annual Symposium of United Church Homes’ Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging. The Symposium is slated for 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 12 at Marriott Columbus University Area, 3100 Olentangy River Road, Columbus.
Judson Chief Collaborative Health Officer Kendra J. Urdzik Tapped to Lead the Organization
Long-time Judson Services, Inc. President and CEO Cynthia H. Dunn announced her plans to retire effective June 1, 2018. Dunn has been with Judson for four decades, serving in various positions. She was named president and CEO of Judson, a Cleveland-based not-for-profit organization, in 1992.
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