Care Purchasing Services

CHHSM Webinar to Address Employee Recruitment and Retention in Healthcare

By CHHSM Staff | August 9, 2022

CHHSM is again partnering with Care Purchasing Services (CPS) — the group purchasing agent behind the CHHSM Store — to bring CHHSM members and friends an informative webinar on employee recruitment and retention. Scheduled for Sept. 21 at 2 p.m., the free, one-hour webinar features two leading experts in the field of healthcare-related recruitment and…

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Annual Gathering to Include Meaningful Workshops and an Event App for Keeping Up to Date

By Barb Powell | February 11, 2022

Among the many highlights of each CHHSM Annual Gathering are the workshops, offered by friends, members, and partners. This year’s event, “Forward Together,” will be held March 8-10 in Louisville, Ky., and features workshops ranging from staff development to justice and advocacy. And helping attendees navigate the many offerings will be the Annual Gathering event…

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CHHSM Members and Partners Help Annual Gathering Move ‘Forward Together’ Via Sponsorships

By Barb Powell | January 13, 2022

Forward Together is the theme of CHHSM’s 2022 Annual Gathering, to be held March 8-10 in Louisville, Ky. Taking that theme to heart are a number of partners and CHHSM members who are stepping up this year to serve as sponsors of the event. One such organization is Ziegler, the Gathering’s Platinum sponsor for the…

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July 14 Webinar to Focus on Restarting, Renewing Programming for Older Adults

By CHHSM Staff | July 7, 2021

The newest in the series of CHHSM’s vetted free webinars takes place Wednesday, July 14, at 1 p.m. The one-hour webinar, called “Don’t restart until you reset: Thinking differently about engagement,” examines how older adult communities can rethink engagement programming — post-pandemic —to meet the new needs of their residents. Participants who attend the entire…

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New CHHSM Webinar Series to Offer Wide Range of Topics, Services for Members

By Barb Powell | May 13, 2021

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) begins a series of webinars over the summer to help CHHSM members and their employees better serve their clients. The first, Managing Cross-Contamination after COVID, takes place Tuesday, May 25, at 2 p.m. “CHHSM has decided to offer this ongoing series of webinars in order to…

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What’s New at Care Purchasing Services?

By CHHSM Staff | April 6, 2021

Care Purchasing Services (CPS), the group purchasing agent behind the CHHSM Store, has several new partnerships and programs. Here are excerpts from a recent newsletter: NEW PARTNERSHIPS: Meals for All Moen Blue Team BonaFide If you have any questions, please contact your CPS Client Account Manager directly. NEW PROGRAMS: Indoor Air Quality Improve Safety &…

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CHHSM Annual Gathering Sponsors Step Up to Help Support Once-in-a-Lifetime Free Event

By Barb Powell | January 13, 2021

The 2021 Annual Gathering, to be held virtually March 2-4, promises to be an interactive, informative, and inspirational three days, thanks to participants, presenters, and the host of event sponsors who are helping to make the Gathering a success. The sponsors are helping to make it possible, in lieu of a registration fee, for attendees…

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CHHSM Store Saves Members Money that can be Used for Ministry Instead

By Barb Powell | August 13, 2020

Sometimes Care Purchasing Services (CPS) — the group purchasing agent behind the CHHSM Store — provides much needed items at a cost savings during emergencies, as in the current COVID crisis. But other times, CHHSM members save money in quiet ways that can go unnoticed until the savings is realized. A good example of this…

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CHHSM Store Partner Creates Pharmacy Rebates Program for Skilled Nursing Communities

By CHHSM Staff | June 11, 2019

An innovative pharmacy rebate program is now available to CHHSM members, thanks to the CHHSM Store’s partnership with Care Purchasing Services (CPS). Based in Delray Beach, Fla., CPS is the leading national group purchasing organization dedicated to senior communities. It is joining with Empirian Health, headquartered in Montgomery, Ala., in this program to offset pharmacy…

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CHHSM Board and Staff are grieved to learn of the death of our friend and colleague, Greg Watson, who died in October 2022. Greg was vice president of operations for Embrace Living Communities, based in Oak Brook, Ill.Greg was a graduate of CHHSM’s Nollau Leadership Institute, class of 2018-2019, and was consecrated as a Diakonal Minister during our 2019 Annual Gathering in Chicago. In an article about his class in June 2018 — not long after the group’s first retreat — Greg said, “The best part is not only beginning the process of clarifying your calling; but also, understanding and accepting one’s personal strength. Recognition of one’s ‘true' self enables us to serve from a place of wholeness.”Greg also served on the CHHSM Board of Directors, and was a beloved friend and colleague to many in the CHHSM family. Embrace Living stated on its website, “Greg was an outstanding servant leader for 17 years at Embrace Living Communities. He will be greatly missed.”CHHSM sends its prayers and love to Greg’s friends, family, and Embrace Living colleagues. ... See MoreSee Less
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