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Life Enriching Communities Expands Services Through Affiliation

Senior living and services organization Life Enriching Communities (LEC) expects to affiliate with Westlake, OH based Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve (LHCR) by the 2nd Quarter of 2020, upon completion of certain conditions. LEC and Concord Reserve have for several months been in discussions regarding an affiliation and previously entered into a Consulting Agreement pursuant to which LEC has provided financial support to LHCR while it further explored the possibility of affiliation.


Hospice of Hope Announces Trovato as Executive Director

Hospice of Hope, this week, announced the appointment of Anthony (Tony) Trovato as Executive Director. In early 2019 Kavin Cartmell, who was with the organization for over 28 years, announced her intent to retire.


United Church Homes Announces New Chief Growth Officer

United Church Homes announced that Teresa “Terry” Spitznagel, BSSW, LSW, MHA, will join the organization Feb. 10 as chief growth officer, a newly created position that replaces the chief operating officer role at UCH.


UCH Executive Leader Retires after 40 Years in Healthcare Management and Senior Living

Chuck Mooney, senior vice president of senior living services and chief operating officer, will retire from United Church Homes in December after seven years of service to UCH and a fulfilling career in nonprofit senior living and healthcare management that spans four decades.


Ohio Living Telehealth Program Achieves 7.5% Hospital Readmission Rate

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%.


WMKV Commemorates D-DAY 75th Anniversary With Peabody Award-winning Special

“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.


Graceworks Lutheran Services Named Large Business of the Year by City of Centerville

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.


Cartmell Announces Retirement from Hospice of Hope

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.

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