580 N. State Route 741, Lebanon, Ohio 45036

Date:  March 25th, 2014
Release Date: Immediately
Subject: Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices EAGLE Re-Accredited by the United Methodist Association
For more information call: Gary Horning, 513-933-5448

Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices EAGLE Re-Accredited

LEBANON OHIO: The National EAGLE Accreditation Commission has confirmed re-accreditation for Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices. There only 38 Health and Welfare institutions nationwide that have achieved EAGLE status in recognition of their efforts towards excellence.

The Educational Assessment Guidelines Leading toward Excellence, or EAGLE Accreditation Commission, is designed for faith based, health and wholeness organizations to enhance the quality of services provided. It utilizes voluntary self-assessment and peer review processes based upon established principles and goals to promote excellence in Christian Ministry. The EAGLE Commission demands an exceptional standard of excellence and was established on the belief that accredited organizations go well beyond expectations to achieve exceptional service.

EAGLE Principles address:

  • Governance and Strategic Planning
  • Holistic Care for the Client
  • Community Responsiveness
  • Quality Assurance/Improvement and Corporate Compliance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Physical Resources Management
  • Financial Resource Management
  • Public Relations/ Fund Raising/ Marketing
  • Mergers, Networks and Alliances
  • Christian Mission and Church Relationship

Jill Hreben, President and CEO of Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices said “EAGLE Accreditation for a faith-based not-for-profit care ministry truly recognizes excellence and provides the optimal “stamp of approval”. The evaluation process is rigorous and the standards more demanding than all other assessments. Our mission at Otterbein is to continually seek to enhance the quality of life and holistic growth of older persons, and we are thrilled to receive EAGLE Re-Accreditation, recognition that Otterbein provides an exceptional commitment to the quality care of residents and patients.

Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices is a faith-based non-profit health and human services ministry, serving over 3,300 people annually, and related to the East Ohio and West Ohio Conferences of the United Methodist Church. Otterbein has five full-service retirement communities, five skilled nursing and rehabilitation neighborhoods, a home health agency, and hospice care.