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Advocate Health Care Named Again to 100 Top Hospitals List

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 15, 2016

In recognition of its performance on measures of patient safety, inpatient and outpatient quality of care, financial stability, operational efficiency and patient experience, Advocate Health Care has once again been named to the 100 Top Hospitals list by Truven Health Analytics. Two hospitals in the Advocate system – Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge,…

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Annual Meeting Focuses on Sustainability, Social Action

By CHHSM Staff | March 15, 2016

For the last six months, Beth Wade and Alice Graham have traded emails and phone calls on the challenges of sustainability when resources are scarce. Although they serve at organizations 1,500 miles apart, the two quickly found support in each other through CHHSM. So when Wade crossed paths with Graham during her first CHHSM annual…

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Back Bay Mission Builds New Affordable Housing

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 13, 2016

Affordable housing is a vital step for low-income families trying to work their way out of poverty. For many families in America, it’s a step that’s out of reach. A family’s housing is affordable when it costs no more than thirty percent of the family’s income. That means that for a family of three with…

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CHHSM Leaders Share Commentary with UCC

By CHHSM Staff | March 10, 2016

In-coming CHHSM Vice President Ben Guess wrote an article entitled “Foolish, Stubborn, Underfunded Christians.” CHHSM President Michael Readinger wrote an article entitled “From Social Justice to Action to Ministry” Read Ben’s full article here. Read Mike’s full article here.

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UCAN Announces Zack Schrantz as New CEO

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 25, 2016

After nearly 29 years of leading youth services agency UCAN from a shelter with one program for 50 boys and girls that was on the brink of closing to the forefront of youth welfare organizations in Chicago, CEO Thomas Vanden Berk has announced his transition to CEO Emeritus beginning in July 2016. In that role, he…

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Rev. J. Bennett Guess Joins CHHSM Team

By CHHSM Staff | February 17, 2016

The CHHSM board and staff are pleased to announce the call of the Rev. J. Bennett Guess to the position of vice president. Guess will assume this role in April following a five-year tenure as executive minister of Local Church Ministries and a UCC national officer. “Ben’s extensive ministry in a variety of UCC settings…

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Faith Heritage Unites Ministries

By CHHSM Staff | February 16, 2016

When Hoyleton Ministries wanted to revamp its onboarding process for new staff, it turned to Emmaus Homes. Chris Cox, president and CEO of Hoyleton, a ministry serving families and youth in Hoyleton, Illinois, connected with Cindy Clark, president and CEO of Emmaus, at a meeting of CHHSM members from the Missouri Mid-South and Illinois South…

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Collaborative Builds Resource Network, Relationships

By CHHSM Staff | February 16, 2016

Vivian and Dennis Purcell love to hit the road. The Cedar Community residents have traveled from Wisconsin to Washington and everywhere in between. The Purcells hold the record at the West Bend, Wisconsin, continuing care retirement community for most miles logged through Passport to Travel. The innovative program invites residents at 18 CHHSM senior living…

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United Church Funds Shares Endowment Conference Resources

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 15, 2016

At the Midwest Regional Endowment Conference held recently at Chicago Theological Seminary, United Church Funds (UCF) hosted plenaries on the global economy, endowment policies, planned giving and socially responsible investing. UCF also provided an overview of its funds and convened a panel discussion called “What Do #BlackLivesMatter and #Occupy Mean About the Economy and our…

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United Caring Services Appoints New Executive Director

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 15, 2016

Jason Emmerson has been named executive director of United Caring Services in Evansville, Indiana. Emmerson has worked in nonprofit leadership and community service for the past 13 years. Read the full article from the Courier & Press here.

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