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Advocate Aurora Health Physician Encourages Wisconsin Latinx Community to Get Vaccinated through Series of Innovative Videos

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | September 29, 2021

As a physician, Dr. Patricia Morales Brost feels it’s her responsibility to advocate on behalf of the COVID-19 vaccine. And as someone from South America whose first language is Spanish, she feels compelled to spread her message to the Spanish-speaking community. “It’s part of my job as a physician,” says Morales Brost. “I must confess…

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Deaconess Foundation Accepting Proposals for up to $600,000 in Community Investment Funding

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | September 15, 2021

St. Louis-based Deaconess Foundation is currently accepting proposals for up to $600,000 in community investment funding through its Mission-Related Investments initiative. The initiative provides low-interest loans to social impact organizations with exceptional capital management and a strong commitment to advancing the health and well-being of children and families in the St. Louis region. Social impact…

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Uplands Village Celebrates 100 Years of Service and Care

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | September 2, 2021

This story originally appeared on the Uplands’ website Aug. 15, 2021. It is reprinted here with permission. The last section is by Uplands resident Jean Nelson. On August 4, 1921, Elizabeth Fletcher and Dr. May Cravath Wharton rented a small two-story building that formerly served as a store to a local farmer. On the top…

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Advocate Aurora Health Joins Milwaukee Health Leaders to Boost Diverse Hiring and Purchasing

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 31, 2021

A group of eight healthcare and educational institutions, including UCC-related Advocate Aurora Health, announced Aug. 5 the launch of a new program aiming to significantly increase hiring and corporate spending in Milwaukee’s lowest-income ZIP codes. The Milwaukee Anchor Collaborative, comprised of major healthcare and educational institutions, has pledged to hire more people of color and…

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United Church Homes Offers Internships and Opportunities to Young Professionals

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 10, 2021

By Ashley Bills, Communication Manager. Reprinted with permission from United Church Homes. An interest in generational diversity and an opportunity to witness the services provided to older adults are some of the factors that piqued the interest of United Church Homes (UCH) intern, Dennis Kyles. A recent political science graduate of UCC-related Tougaloo (Miss.) College,…

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Cedar Community Receives Post-Acute Care Certification from American Heart Association

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 3, 2021

Cedar Community in West Bend, Wis., has earned the Post-Acute Care Heart Failure Certification offered from the American Heart Association. This first-of-its-kind certification acknowledges the efforts of skilled nursing facilities to consistently provide high-quality patient care, improve outcomes, and reduce hospital readmissions for heart failure patients. The Post-Acute Heart Failure Certification builds on the Heart…

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United Church Homes acquires Polaris Retirement Community in Columbus, Ohio

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 30, 2021

United Church Homes, Inc. (UCH) yesterday (July 28) acquired The Polaris Retirement Community from Polaris Retirement Living Properties, LP. The independent senior living community for those 55 and older has 136 one- and two-bedroom apartments and was developed in collaboration with Pittsburgh-based Graziano Construction and Development Company, Inc., and Sweetbay Senior Living.  The property is…

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Health and Racial Justice Advocate Bethany Johnson-Javois Named President and CEO of Deaconess Foundation

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 23, 2021

The Deaconess Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that lifelong St. Louis health and racial justice advocate Bethany Johnson-Javois, MSW, has been unanimously selected to serve as the next president and CEO of Deaconess Foundation in St. Louis. Her appointment follows a rigorous and thoughtful search led by the Deaconess executive search committee, appointed by…

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Coming Full Circle: A Phoebe Connection Across Generations

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 17, 2021

By Donna Schudel, Community Relations & Grants Specialist,Marketing and Community Relations, Phoebe Ministries. This article is reprinted with permission from the Spring/Summer 2021 Phoebe Ministries’ magazine, The Messenger. Photos courtesy of Phoebe Ministries. When Lowell Hawk was 5 years old, his family hosted the Rev. and Mrs. Sipple for dinner at their Northampton, Pa., home.…

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A Blossoming of Hope

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 7, 2021

By the Rev. Bobbie McKay, Ph.D. This article originally appeared as the July 1 blog entry from United Church Homes’ Parker Center for Abundant Living. It is reprinted here with permission. In the last five years, death became the center of my life. Uninvited and not sought, this intruder entered my life space and appeared to…

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