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RIP dr. henry j. heimlich, 96, of #cincinnati, inventor of the heimlich maneuver: official family statement, press release

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , on 12/17/2016 by @CincinnatiPR

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For Release:  Immediate

Contact:  Bryan Reynolds, Integrated Marketing Director – Episcopal Retirement Services
513-979-2243, breynolds@erslife.org

Dr. Henry Heimlich, world famous inventor of the Heimlich Maneuver, passes away at 96

His technique for treating choking victims saved thousands of lives

Cincinnati, Ohio, December 17, 2016 – Dr. Henry J. Heimlich, 96, passed away earlier today at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, after complications from a massive heart attack suffered on Monday in his home at Deupree House in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.

His family has issued the following statement:

“We are saddened by the loss of our father, Dr. Henry J. Heimlich, who died on December 17, 2016 at the age of 96.

Dad was a hero to many people around the world for a simple reason: He helped save untold numbers of lives through the innovation of common-sense procedures and devices. But he was not only a physician and medical inventor, he was also a humanitarian and a loving and devoted son, husband, father, and grandfather.

“From the time Dad began his medical career in New York City, to the time he practiced as a thoracic surgeon in Cincinnati, he was committed to coming up with simple, effective ideas that helped save lives and significantly improved people’s quality of life.

He grew up the son of a social worker in New York State, which deeply influenced his drive to help other people. He loved the ocean and served in the US Navy during World War II, volunteering for extra-hazardous duty, which led to him to working as a doctor behind enemy lines in the Gobi Desert of China. Later, he named his small sailboat, The Repose, after the hospital ship he spent time on after serving in China.

“Most know of Dad’s name for the Heimlich Maneuver, the method he devised to save people who are choking. The “maneuver,” as he called it, not only has saved countless lives, it allows anyone, even children, to save the life of a choking victim. But as his memoir, Heimlich’s Maneuvers explains, Dad accomplished much more.

“As a young surgeon, Dad was the first American to devise and perform a total organ replacement. Later, he came up with a device that saved thousands of soldiers’ lives during the Vietnam War. The Heimlich Chest Drain Valve is still used worldwide for patients undergoing chest surgery.

Dad was firm in his convictions and passionate for his causes. He didn’t play politics well. Instead, he was single-minded in his quest to find better ways to save lives. Dad dreamed that anything was possible in the field of medicine, even when critics said otherwise.”

The family requests that those who wish to honor our father’s legacy make a contribution to Heimlich Heroes, a nonprofit organization that teaches children around the world how to save a life with the Heimlich Maneuver.  For more information on the life of Dr. Heimlich or to make a donation to Heimlich Heroes, please visit: http://henryheimlich.com.

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Ms. Laura Lamb named CEO of Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) ~~ official press release and photo

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , on 10/25/2016 by @CincinnatiPR

Today’s Press Release (Tuesday 10.25.16):

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Cincinnati Business Courier story

EPISCOPAL RETIREMENT SERVICES ANNOUNCES LAURA LAMB AS NEW CEO

After an extensive national search, ERS promoted from within their own ranks

[Cincinnati, Ohio, October 25, 2016] Episcopal Retirement Services announced today that their Executive Vice President (EVP), Laura Lamb, will succeed Doug Spitler as the organization’s new President and CEO.

Lamb, 47, has been with the company for 22 years and prior to her appointment last year as EVP she held the position of vice president of housing and healthcare.

ERS Board Chair, Robin Smith, made the announcement at a special meeting of the ERS Leadership Team.

Laura has been a key player in the success of ERS over the past several years,” Smith said,

Among other important responsibilities, she heads up the Strategic Planning Committee and the Master Planning Committee.

In addition to her work ethic, demonstrated record of success, and deep knowledge of our company and our industry, she is the embodiment of our person-centered culture every day, and this was a critical factor in our decision,” said Smith.

Tweet from The Cincinnati Business Courier - 1 pm on Tuesday Oct. 25 2016 ~~ story: http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2016/10/25/cincinnati-firm-names-next-ceo.html

Tweet from The Cincinnati Business Courier – 1 pm on Tuesday Oct. 25 2016 ~~ story: http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2016/10/25/cincinnati-firm-names-next-ceo.html

The ERS Board of Directors has been working diligently since May of 2015 to identify and appoint ERS’ next CEO to succeed Doug Spitler who will be retiring at the end of this year after 34 years with ERS.

Executive search firm, Witt Kieffer, was hired to conduct a national search for the best possible candidate and they reported to a specially formed committee made up of board members and Director of Organizational Development and Human Resources, Joan Wetzel.

After a rigorous screening and interview process which included ERS residents and staff members from all levels of the organization, it became clear that Laura was the most qualified candidate to lead ERS to continued growth and success in the future,” Smith said.

Current CEO Doug Spitler added, “I am thrilled about Laura’s appointment. For over 2 decades she has been an integral part of the planning and execution of our strategic goals. She is both hands-on and high energy. No one knows this organization better and she has earned the respect and admiration of her colleagues both locally and nationally.”

Lamb commented, “I am both excited and honored to be chosen by our Board to lead this incredible organization, especially during a time of unprecedented change and growth in our industry.

We have an amazing team at ERS consisting of our residents, employees, board of directors and business partners, and with their help I am looking forward to creating our bright future together.”

About Episcopal Retirement Services

Since 1951, Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) has worked to improve the lives of older adults from all faiths through innovative, quality living environments and in-home and community- based services delivered by experienced and compassionate professionals. ERS owns or manages 30 senior living communities serving over 2,000 residents: three premier communities, Deupree House and Marjorie P. Lee, both in Hyde Park and Episcopal Church Home in Louisville, KY; and 27 affordable living communities for limited-income seniors including properties in development.

ERS also operates in-home and community-based services for elders. Through Living Well Senior Solutions, they provide comprehensive, objective solutions for families and seniors who are struggling with the challenges of aging life care; through Deupree Meals on Wheels they deliver 77,000 nutritious meals annually; and through Parish Health Ministry they counsel and give support to 70 churches to renew their role in healthcare through advocacy, education and wellness programs. As part of their mission, ERS commits millions of dollars to resident philanthropic services. In large part, these funds support the needs of residents who have outlived their financial resources.

For more information, visit www.episcopalretirement.com or call 513.271.9610.

  • UPDATED TUESDAY JANUARY 31 2017

SUNDAY ENQUIRER Cincinnati Enquirer Business Section, Sunday Edition 1.29.17 

link to Cincinnati Enquirer story Sunday Edition Business Section lede story - http://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2017/01/27/ceo-chat-strong-role-models-forged-path-laura-lamb/97047612/

link to Cincinnati Enquirer story Sunday Edition Business Section lede story – http://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2017/01/27/ceo-chat-strong-role-models-forged-path-laura-lamb/97047612/

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at 96, AND STILL SAVING LIVES: Dr. Henry Heimlich, resident of Deupree House and Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS)

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 05/27/2016 by @CincinnatiPR

ERH, $110 Million and the future of senior care: Episcopal Retirement Homes celebrates 65 years in 2016, offering person-centered care

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/26/2016 by @CincinnatiPR
Doug Spitler CEO of Episcopal Retirement Homes, featured in The Cincinnati Enquirer --> http://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2016/01/22/senior-housing-provider-invest-110m-change-name/78999242/

Doug Spitler CEO of Episcopal Retirement Homes, featured in The Cincinnati Enquirer –> http://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2016/01/22/senior-housing-provider-invest-110m-change-name/78999242/

Press Release – ERH $110 Million and the Future of Senior Care – Press Release from Episcopal Retirement Homes – 1.26.16

Online: ERH Press Release on Cincinnati.com

ERH, $110 Million, and the Future of Senior Care

Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH) is a much bigger player in this market than you might think. After 65 years of compassionate, quality care, a massive, regional expansion campaign ensues.

Renovating and adding innovative services, building a regional network.

ERH covers the gamut: high-end senior living to low-income apartments at the YMCA.

Person-Centered Care: at the heart of it all, the ERH way.

[CINCINNATI, Ohio ~ Jan. 26, 2016] Doug Spitler has heard the buzzwords, call it jargon, bantered about forever: taking care of seniors is a “people-first business,” requires a “people-friendly” environment, woven into a “people-centric” tapestry of care and concern.

We put our money where our elders are,” said the president and CEO of a fast-growing senior-services organization expanding throughout the Tri-State area, Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH).

And today, in 2016 numbers, that’s thousands of seniors in our care, to whom we are committing $110 million.”

In the big picture, ERH projects its 27-community portfolio to grow by almost 40 percent over the next several years with the addition, construction and/or expansion of another 10 senior-care communities.

ERH (www.episcopalretirement.com), founded in conjunction with the Episcopal Diocese in Cincinnati in 1951, has grown far beyond its Episcopal roots to embrace persons of all faiths.

Celebrating its 65th year in business in 2016, this (formerly) small Cincinnati not-for-profit has grown to a network of senior-care communities and services located across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

This story is about the future of health care, which is starting now, for a fast-growing segment of American society – our elders, who are living longer and are more active than ever before,” said Spitler, “and it’s also about a Cincinnati senior-services agency – steeped in faith, history, tradition and experience – investing  more than $110 million to lead the way.”

ERH envisions a comprehensive approach to the future of health care, a powerful palette of partnerships including for-profit and non-profit organizations, hospital systems, real estate developers, government agencies, and even other competing retirement communities.

This innovative approach covers upscale retirement communities, home health services, and the fast-growing affordable housing market for lower-income seniors, plus a mix of social services to cover everything else in between.

The $110 million expansion campaign is targeting:

  • The $23 million renovation of the flagship ERH community, the upscale Marjorie P. Lee as well as Deupree House in Cincinnati;
  • A $17 million expansion and renovation campaign partnering with another non-profit senior services organization, also in Cincinnati;
  • An average of almost $10 million to be spent on seven other affordable living communities throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana such as a complete renovation of the top floors above a YMCA called Central Parkway Place ($11.8M), Thomaston Woods ($10.9M), Knowlton Place ($10.7M), Marlowe Court, ($10.5M), Green Hills ($9.8M), Trent Village ($8.8M) and Walnut Court ($7.7M).

In addition, ERH has led in the formation of the Post-Acute Care Network (PACN), partnering with other retirement communities and a home healthcare company and offering hospital systems and insurance providers a cost-efficient solution for quality outcomes across a wide array of rehabilitation scenarios, and already participating in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) national bundled payment pilot program.

Since 1951, ERH has dedicated itself to improving the lives of older adults through innovative environments, and in-home and community-based services. ERH owns, manages or is currently developing 27 senior living communities, including two premier communities, Deupree House and Marjorie P. Lee, and 25 affordable housing communities.

ERH also operates Living Well Senior Solutions, a service that provides guidance to elders and their families on issues related to aging, Deupree Meals On Wheels, and Parish Health Ministry, which supports church 77 health ministries through advocacy, education and wellness programs.

For more information about ERH, please contact Mr. Bryan Reynolds, Integrated Marketing Director at (513) 979-2243 or breynolds@erhinc.com. For media inquiries, please contact Andy Hemmer at (513) 604-5428 or andy@andyhemmer.com.

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Episcopal Retirement Homes ERH in Cincinnati Enquirer Saturday 1.23.16 Jump Page PR by Andy Hemmer

 

The @CincinnatiPR Minute for Monday, September 21, 2015

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The $20M Makeover of Majorie P. Lee, featuring Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH) ~ Hyde Park legend in senior care, flagship upscale facility for ERH, to expand privacy, short-term and long-term nursing options

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , on 09/08/2015 by @CincinnatiPR
tax to The Cincinnati @BusinessCourier and Erin Caproni @ErinCinciBiz ~~> http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2015/09/04/exclusive-hyde-park-senior-community-plans-20m.html

thx to The Cincinnati @BusinessCourier and Erin Caproni @ErinCinciBiz ~~> http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2015/09/04/exclusive-hyde-park-senior-community-plans-20m.html

Press Release – For Immediate Release: The $20M Makeover of Marjorie P. Lee – Press Release from Episcopal Retirement Homes – 9.8.15

The $20 Million Makeover of Marjorie P. Lee

Hyde Park legend in senior care, flagship upscale facility for Episcopal Retirement Homes, to expand privacy, short- and long-term nursing options with major redesign

Extensive research with residents, families, staff, experts determines strategy.

New, phased construction won’t start until September of next year (2016).

The Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community on Shaw Avenue in Hyde Park, slated for $20M makeover --> http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2015/09/04/exclusive-hyde-park-senior-community-plans-20m.html

The Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community on Shaw Avenue in Hyde Park, slated for $20M makeover — http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2015/09/04/exclusive-hyde-park-senior-community-plans-20m.html

[CINCINNATI, Ohio ~ September 8, 2015] At the Majorie P. Lee Retirement Community (MPL) in Hyde Park, owned by Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH), a $20 million makeover is in the works for late next year (2016), marking the latest of many milestones for the upscale east side senior living facility.

The renovation campaign will be partitioned into several waves of renovations, all focused on the Person-Centered Care philosophy that permeates ERH (www.episcopalretirement.com).

Construction will start in September 2016 and conclude in three years, updating the Shaw Avenue landmark built in 1963 and most recently updated and expanded in 2010.

As people live longer, many folks are coming to us later in life, when there is an acute need for more services, particularly on the healthcare side. We want to make sure we can meet their increasing healthcare needs, while ensuring they still maintain their independence and lifestyle choices as much as possible,” said Doug Spitler, President and CEO of ERH. “And the research has shown that the definition of independence varies greatly, depending upon the individual.”

Both Charles Lee and his bride, Marjorie Lee, would be proud of the commitment we have undertaken to continue to see their vision through, that MPL would offer the absolute best senior care in Greater Cincinnati,” Spitler added.

The sixth master plan for MPL, approved by the board of directors last month and already shared with residents, will:

  • Expand the MPL service offerings by adding a suite of memory and long-term care options;
  • Establish “Centers of Excellence” for selected rehabilitation therapies and provide more short-term complex care expertise;
  • Ensure quality designs for comfortable living in residents’ homes.

We’re improving the lives of our residents, while strengthening Marjorie P. Lee’s position as a leader in our industry, and continuing to evolve to best meet the future needs of our residents,” said Laura Lamb, Executive Vice President of ERH and the person spearheading the master-planning process this time around.

People are coming to us older than ever. They’re more frail, and needing more services.

“This redesign and renovation campaign will enable us to add more private rooms and provide long-term care needs for people who are not cognitively impaired, while addressing demands for short-term rehab and dementia-assisted living.

The line between independent and assisted living is becoming increasingly blurred. Our job is to understand that transition, and provide residential living options better than anyone in the market,” Lamb added.

http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2015/09/04/exclusive-hyde-park-senior-community-plans-20m.html

The Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community on Shaw Avenue in Hyde Park, slated for $20M makeover — http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2015/09/04/exclusive-hyde-park-senior-community-plans-20m.html

Since 1951, ERH has dedicated itself to improving the lives of older adults through innovative environments, and in-home and community-based services.

ERH owns, manages or is currently developing 27 senior living communities, including two premier facilities, Deupree House and Marjorie P. Lee, and 25 affordable housing communities. ERH also operates an aging life care service called Living Well Senior Solutions, Deupree Meals on Wheels and Parish Health Ministry, which supports church health ministries through advocacy, education and wellness programs.

Contact:

Mr. Bryan Reynolds

ERH Integrated Marketing Director

(513) 272-5555 ext. 4288

breynolds@erhinc.com

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