Creating community well-being should be a proactive endeavor for both the nation and communities of faith. That’s what community leaders from around the country discussed at this year’s Wellbeing in the Nation Summit, held in Alexandria, Virginia. The summit acts as a think tank to create plans that influence national health policy. CHHSM Vice President…

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The leaders of CHHSM member ministry Consecra know their organization faces a challenge. Despite a long and proud history as a faith-based social services organization that traces its founding to the late 19th century, too many people today have a fuzzy idea about its focus and mission, says Susan Sinderson, executive vice president of the…

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Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital is again among the 25 most “green” hospitals in the country, according to the nation’s leading health care environmental stewardship organization. Practice Greenhealth’s Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards recognize organizations that are setting the highest standards for environmental practices in health care. Winners are those with highest overall scoring. They must…

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The Rev. Kenneth Daniel, president and CEO of United Church Homes, Inc., was honored on May 19 as the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Alum Award at UCC-related United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Daniel, who graduated from United in 1981, has served in local congregations, seminary settings, retirement community administration and has acted…

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The UCC’s Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay, a life plan community serving more than 300 residents, will celebrate its 50th anniversary on May 23 and pay tribute to its founder, the Rev. John Whitney MacNeil, a Congregationalist/UCC minister. “During our 50th anniversary year, Plymouth Harbor remembers the fascinating story of a man’s vision that ignited…

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CHHSM President and CEO Michael J. Readinger was featured in the inaugural “This I Have Learned’ column in the bi-monthly magazine of LeadingAge, an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. In the 18 months that I have been called to my position as president/CEO of our small…

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Abby Drane was named president and CEO of Uspiritus less than two years ago, but she already has a good idea of whom she’ll recommend to succeed her at the organization. “I’ve seen a lot of succession planning,” says Drane, who has more than 25 years of experience in the field of behavioral health services,…

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Since its 1895 founding under the German name Deutscher Evangelichen Waisenhaus und Ulteinheim-Verein von Nord, Consecra Housing Network has seen many identity changes. Through the Oak Brook, Illinois-based affordable housing organization’s current rebranding process, Executive Vice President Susan Sinderson hopes to find an identity with lasting power. “What we’re looking for is a name and…

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