Parkvue’s Bethke Recognized with LUV Award

MARION [Jan. 17, 2020] – Shelly Bethke, a state-tested nursing assistant at Parkvue Community in Sandusky, Ohio, has received the 2019 Living UCH Values Award for demonstrating United Church Homes’ core values of compassion, hospitality, respect, integrity, stewardship and transparency.

shelly bethke presented with united church homes luv award
L-R: United Church Homes President and CEO Rev. Kenneth Daniel, Parkvue Community LUV Award recipient Shelly Bethke, Parkvue Director of Nursing Sharon Loomis and UCH Vice President of Human Resources Scott Slutz

A resident of Parkvue’s Ongonz Court Fast Track Rehab neighborhood said Bethke embodied all those values. She demonstrates compassion by coming into work with a smile, sharing her sunny personality with others and reflecting God’s love. Bethke was also nominated for her hospitality because she welcomes resident with loving words, and she respects everyone and watches over all residents with the same passion.

“She walks the walk of Jesus Christ,” her nominator wrote. “Shelly serves Parkvue wisely, and I’m glad she serves me!”

UCH employees are eligible to receive the award throughout the year, and a select few are chosen for the highest honor out of hundreds of nominations. Nominations may be made by staff, volunteers, residents and their families.

“The 2019 Living United Church Homes Values Award recipients achieved UCH’s most coveted staff award,” said Scott Slutz, vice president of human resources. “Shelly exemplifies the commitment to living UCH values every day. We recognize Shelly for modeling the values that have become the hallmark of the United Church Homes experience and commitment to serving older adults.”

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About Parkvue Community: Parkvue Community is a full Life Plan Community offering independent and assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation and skilled nursing care to nearly 200 older adults.

About United Church Homes: United Church Homes is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of senior living and affordable housing for older adults, with 75 communities in 14 states and two Native American nations. UCH is a faith-inspired organization in covenant with the United Church of Christ and welcomes residents of all faiths.

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