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CHHSM Members Face Steep Medicare Cuts »

September 30, 2011

For skilled nursing communities everywhere, it’s the proverbial straw threatening to break the camel’s back. An unprecedented 11.1 percent cut in Medicare reimbursement rates, in effect as of Oct. 1, will cost providers an estimated $3.87 billion in 2012 alone.

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Conversation Bridges Generation Gap »

September 30, 2011

In the west end of Louisville, Ky., a teenage boy sees an older woman struggling to get her groceries into her house and offers to help. This simple act of neighborly kindness might never have occurred if not for the innovative program that brought them together, the Intergenerational Conversation Café at Louisville’s Plymouth Community Renewal Center.

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UCHS Finds Strength in Change »

September 29, 2011

Amid some of the toughest economic challenges ever to face his organization, Douglas Fleegle, president and CEO of United Church Homes and Services (UCHS), is only relying on one thing these days – mission. UCHS’ dedication to providing quality, affordable services to seniors is leading the ministry from a place of uncertainty toward stability and growth.

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Phoebe Ministries Appoints New Pastoral Care Director »

September 28, 2011

Phoebe Ministries is pleased to announce the following change in staffing. The Rev. Dr. Scott Brooks Cope was appointed director of pastoral care. He will be responsible for directing Phoebe’s pastoral care program and clinical pastoral education program.

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International Parish Nurse Resource Center Relocates »

September 17, 2011

At the 25th Annual Westberg Parish Nurse Symposium, Rev. Dr. Deborah Patterson, former executive director of the International Parish Nurse Resource Center (IPNRC), speaking on behalf of the board of managers of Deaconess Parish Nurse Ministries , announced that the assets, programs, and services of the International Parish Nurse Resource Center (IPNRC) will be moved to the Church Health Center (CHC) in Memphis, Tenn., beginning October 1.

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Cedar Community's Cedar Lake Pharmacy is Site for Get the Meds Out Program »

September 6, 2011

Cedar Community in West Bend, Wis., in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Extension Milwaukee, is participating in the Get the Meds Out Program. The program allows individuals to pick up mailing envelopes and package their unwanted medications and send them to a safe disposal facility