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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 

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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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the @CincinnatiPR Minute for Thursday, February 18, 2016: ERH is now ERS, Episcopal Retirement Services

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , on 02/18/2016 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 Andy Hemmer PR

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

 

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Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , on 01/26/2016 by @CincinnatiPR

Parish Health Ministry at Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH) welcomes ‘Still Alice’ author Lisa Genova as keynote speaker for Refresh Your Soul 2016 Conference in Cincinnati ~ ‘Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Caring and Communication That Works’ – Friday, March 4, 2016 at Tri-County Assembly Church in Fairfield – Title Sponsor: Christ Church Cathedral – Presenting Sponsor: Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , on 12/14/2015 by @CincinnatiPR

Press Release – For Immediate Release: Still Alice author Lisa Genova to keynote Refresh Your Soul 2016 Conference in Cincy from Parish Health Ministry – Episcopal Retirement Homes ERH – Press Release 12.14.15

‘Still Alice’ Author to Visit Cincinnati

Courtesy of Parish Health Ministry, interdenominational faith outreach from Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH), acclaimed author Lisa Genova Ph.D. will be joined by dementia expert Teepa Snow at the ‘Refresh Your Soul 2016’ Conference 3.4.16 in Fairfield

Author Lisa Genova of Still Alice keynote Refresh Your Soul 2016 conference in Cincy 3.4.16 from Parish Health Ministry at Episcopal Retirement Homes ERH

Parish Health Ministry at ERH: a community-based health ministry that supports 77 churches through advocacy, education and wellness programs.

‘Refresh Your Soul 2016’: expected to draw hundreds, from all over Midwest.

‘Still Alice’ is a NYT bestseller, 2014 movie starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin.

[CINCINNATI, Ohio ~ December 14, 2015] Lisa Genova, author of “Still Alice,” has engaged the fear, the pain, the humanity and the acceptance of Alzheimer’s and dementia for millions across the world.

Early next year, Genova will be the keynote speaker at the premier regional event addressing Alzheimer’s and dementia, “Refresh Your Soul 2016 – Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Caring & Communication that Works.”

The Title Sponsor is Christ Church Cathedral. The Presenting Sponsor is the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Cincinnati Chapter.

Parish Health Ministry is an integral part of Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH), hosting 'Still Alice' author Lisa Genova Refresh Your Soul 2016 Conference on March 4, 2016

Parish Health Ministry is an integral part of Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH), hosting ‘Still Alice’ author Lisa Genova Refresh Your Soul 2016 Conference on March 4, 2016

Teepa Snow, who is also presenting, is one of America’s leading educators on dementia. Working as a Registered Occupational Therapist for over 30 years, her wealth of experience has led her to develop Positive Approach™ to care techniques and training models.

Organized by Parish Health Ministry at ERH, Refresh Your Soul is the premier educational conference serving the faith-based community, nursing and health ministry, along with health professionals and individuals interested in holistic health.

Contact hours are available for nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists and nursing home administrators.

Recognizing that ‘Refresh Your Soul’ is the principal fundraiser for our Parish Health Ministry as well as a premier educational conference, we have established a tradition of having the best minds in the business,” said Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH) President and CEO Doug Spitler.

Lisa has touched people all over the world through ‘Still Alice’ and has a truly remarkable professional career. We’re extremely excited to have her speak, share and engage on behalf of Parish Health Ministry and the ERH family.”

Dr. Genova will sign copies of her book at the conference (www.parishhealthministry.com/rys), to be held at Tri-County Assembly Church in Fairfield. Tickets cost $59 (no Contact hours) before Feb. 8 and $69 after; $85 (Contact hours included) before Feb. 8, $95 after. Continental breakfast, box lunch and materials provided. Lisa Genova appears courtesy Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau, New York, NY.

A Harvard-trained neuroscientist, Dr. Genova’s presentation is Still Alice: Understanding Alzheimer’s.Ms. Snow will share Meeting the Needs of the Whole Person: Spiritual Wellbeing is a Critical Part of Care” and “Improving our Supportive Care and Communication.

Parish Health Ministry is an integral piece of ERH (www.episcopalretirement.com), which has dedicated itself to improving the lives of older adults through innovative, quality living environments and in-home and community-based services. ERH also operates Living Well Senior Solutions, Meals On Wheels, and provides counsel to 77 churches through advocacy, education and wellness programs (Parish Health Ministry).

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Contact:

Bryan Reynolds (513) 979-2232 breynolds@erhinc.com

Integrated Marketing Manager, Episcopal Retirement Homes

 

The @CincinnatiPR Minute for Monday, September 28, 2015: starring Michael Schueler, Episcopal Retirement Homes and The Schueler Group

Posted in AndyHemmer.com PR with tags , , , , , , , , , on 09/28/2015 by @CincinnatiPR
Press Release on Cincinnati.com: http://local.cincinnati.com/share/story/224610

Press Release on Cincinnati.com: http://local.cincinnati.com/share/story/224610

(VIDEO, full keynote): Michael Schueler, CEO and Chairman of The Schueler Group, at Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH) 2015 Gala

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , on 09/28/2015 by @CincinnatiPR

“Money tends to go where it’s treatest best.”

 

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