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Information on Medicare and Medicaid Reforms for Long-Term Care Providers

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 28, 2015

Contributed by LeadingAge. As most of you have heard, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a proposed rule updating the contract expectations for participation in Medicare and Medicaid. It is important that all service providers understand the changes that have been proposed, because they will affect residents and clients who use…

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General Synod Chalk Wall Video

By CHHSM Staff | July 15, 2015

Follow the link to see a short video of the responses from our chalk wall at General Synod: VIDEO

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CHHSM Chalk Wall, General Synod

By CHHSM Staff | July 14, 2015

During General Synod, CHHSM asked attendees to visit the chalk wall in its exhibit booth and answer the question “what is a servant leader?” Below are the responses: “Do justice and walk humbly with God!” “One who walks with another!” “Someone who makes sure youth have a voice.” “One who has found their passionate call…

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CHHSM Welcomes New UCC General Minister and President

By CHHSM Staff | July 13, 2015

When the Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer was ordained by the United Church of Christ in 1988, the relationship between CHHSM ministries and the church was a strong one. “Every local church knew every CHHSM agency and what they did, why they did it, and why it was important for those local churches to support the…

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Ministries Respond to Mental Health Challenge

By CHHSM Staff | July 13, 2015

It might seem like another activity on Horizon House’s calendar — a discussion about depression, hosted by two geriatric psychiatrists. But for resident Bob Fitzgerald, the forum reinforced the importance of looking after himself and his neighbors. Diagnosed with lymphoma in 2006, Fitzgerald remembers battling bouts of nervousness and isolation during the treatment. And while…

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Powell To Join CHHSM Team

By CHHSM Staff | June 15, 2015

In January, the Rev. Loey Powell assumed the role of executive associate in Justice and Witness Ministries and has been coordinating special projects until the position is scheduled for elimination July 15, 2015. CHHSM is pleased to announce that Loey has accepted a contracted position as executive associate to the president and CEO of CHHSM.…

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New Nollau Class Hosts First Retreat

By CHHSM Staff | June 11, 2015

Abby Drane faced a challenging transition when she became president and CEO of Uspiritus last September. Before joining the Louisville, Kentucky-based nonprofit that serves at-risk children, Drane spent more than 25 years as an executive leader and financial officer for several large health care corporations. “I was chief financial officer for multimillion-dollar companies, and now…

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Paul Leaves Legacy as Servant Leader

By CHHSM Staff | June 10, 2015

Led by the Rev. Dr. Jerry Paul, the Deaconess Foundation was one of the first organizations to support Back Bay Mission when it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Although the St. Louis organization primarily assists children, Paul knew that the Biloxi, Mississippi-based CHHSM ministry, which serves the homeless, needed assistance to rebuild. “Our…

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CHHSM is Now Open and Affirming

By CHHSM Staff | June 9, 2015

The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) Board of Directors voted unanimously on June 9, 2015, to become an open and affirming organization of the United Church of Christ. At the 2015 CHHSM Annual Meeting, CHHSM President and CEO Michael Readinger shared his goal to take the step to officially designate as open…

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RHF Encourages CHHSM Members to Partner For Disaster Relief

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 14, 2015

Contributed by Retirement Housing Foundation. On April 25, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal causing significant damage and destruction in Kathmandu and surrounding areas. That earthquake, the worst to hit Nepal in over 80 years, also triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. Over the last few weeks, Nepal has had several strong aftershocks, the…

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