Evangelical Homes of Michigan Rebrands as EHM Senior Solutions

EHM Senior Solutions (EHM), formerly Evangelical Homes of Michigan, a nonprofit United Church of Christ-related health and human service organization that has been providing health care, housing and community services to seniors and their families in southeast Michigan for 137 years, is pleased to announce its new corporate identity, along with a slate of company announcements that signify its expanded focus and continued growth and evolution of services.

“EHM Senior Solutions may be nearly 140 years old, but we are far from behind the times,” said Denise Rabidoux, president and CEO of EHM. “We are growing and innovating, shifting our focus to meet the evolving needs of today’s seniors and their families, which is reflected in our name change. Our new facilities, products and services are being designed to successfully carry EHM through its next century of operations and beyond.”

EHM Takes Ownership of Former St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center
Today’s announcements include the completed purchase of the 31-acre former site of the St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan, from St. John Providence Hospital. While preserving some of the site’s historical essence, EHM will develop the land into a premier senior living community offering an array of services including: adult day programs, independent living, assisted living and brownstone condominiums, as well as memory loss, residential and family support services.

The purchase and development of the site aligns with EHM’s commitment to developing services that allow the organization to serve its customers wherever that customer calls home, and therefore serve a broader base of SE Michigan’s senior population.

It is estimated that construction on the site will begin in early 2018, with a goal for it to be fully developed sometime in 2020. Royal Oak, Michigan-based Fusco, Shaffer & Pappas, Inc. is serving as the consulting architects, with the senior living campus market feasibility study completed by Plante Moran Living Forward division. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

EHM Launches EHM Foundation
As part of its continued evolution, EHM also is pleased to announce the formation and launch of the Evangelical Homes of Michigan Foundation, a new Michigan nonprofit corporation. The Foundation aims to raise $12.5 million by 2021. Established to encourage charitable support for EHM’s people, programs and projects, the Foundation, which is currently forming its governing board, will support three pillars of charitable giving: residents and client programs, charitable care and facilities, innovative programs and team member education.

“The Foundation will pave the way for so many vital changes and new opportunities for EHM and its stakeholders,” said Rabidoux. “It will allow us to strengthen current programs and products, implement new resources and technologies, maintain and enhance facilities and infrastructures and serve more people. It will help us to transform and improve everything we do. The Foundation’s focus will be to keep seniors safe at home, wherever their home is.”

EHM Continues Capital Campaign in Support of New Center for Innovation and Education
Earlier this summer, EHM announced that it had officially taken ownership of the St. Joseph Mercy Saline health building in Saline, Michigan, from St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor.

Since 2011, EHM had been leasing 22,000-square-feet of the building’s total 100,000-square-foot-footprint to operate its Redies Center for Rehabilitation and Healthy Living, a short-term rehabilitation center. Now, EHM is in the process of transforming the rest of the Saline facility into its Center for Innovation and Education (CIE). The CIE will serve as a community resource providing expanded health care services, health and wellness programs and educational opportunities, as well as housing other mission-driven non-profit organizational partners, including Arbor Hospice.
Currently, EHM is in the midst of a capital campaign to raise funds for the creation of the CIE. The campaign, which will remain active until July 2017, has commitments to-date for $400,000 of its $850,000 goal.

“From the premier senior community soon to be underway in Farmington Hills, to the Center for Innovation and Education already underway in Saline, to the introduction of the Evangelical Homes of Michigan Foundation – which will benefit seniors across SE Michigan – the newly named EHM Senior Solutions is positioned to do precisely that…provide a full range of health, wellness and lifestyle solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s seniors. Our commitment to our mission has never been stronger, and we are energized by what lies ahead for our organization,” says Rabidoux

About EHM Senior Solutions
EHM Senior Solutions is a health and human service organization that provides health care, housing and community services to seniors and their families in SE Michigan. Founded nearly 140 years ago, EHM is one of the largest nonprofits of its kind in metro Detroit and one of the oldest in the state, serving more than 5,500 seniors annually. Over the past 10 years, it has provided $18 million in charitable support and services to those in need. Guided by a board composed of church leaders, corporate executives and community members, EHM takes pride in meeting the growing demands of seniors and their families. For more information, please visit www.EHMchoices.org.

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