FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ashley Bills, Corporate Director of Communications & Media Relations
United Church Homes | 740.525.5703 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Craig Schrolucke, Vice President of Mission Engagement & Brand Care
Ohio’s Hospice | 937.781.1319 or CSchrolucke@OhiosHospice.org
United Church Homes, Ohio’s Hospice Announce Strategic Alliance
Dayton & Marion, OH (Mar. 22, 2023) Ohio-based United Church Homes (UCH) and Ohio’s Hospice are pleased to announce a new strategic alliance, pairing UCH’s national multisite network of residential, healthcare and support services for older adults with Ohio’s Hospice and Pure Healthcare’s palliative and hospice care services.
The vision for this alliance is to bring together resources, collaborative networks, geographic coverage, and capabilities to design and implement innovative offerings for the benefit of those with chronic, serious, complex and life-threatening illnesses, housing, or social needs.
Kent Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of Ohio’s Hospice said, “The formation of this alliance is not just based on aligning our skills. Each organization has a common cultural and mission alignment around serving the needs of individuals through care, measured by helping people achieve their needs, goals and to improve their quality of life.” He continued, “We expect this strategic alliance’s impact will transform healthcare and provide value and improve the quality of many lives in which we are privileged to serve.”
“The United Church Homes-Ohio’s Hospice partnership is a powerful combination. This growth and evolution does not fundamentally change who we are but allows us to expand upon what we’re already doing in even better ways,” said Rev. Dr. Kenneth Daniel, President and Chief Executive Officer. This relationship is not new for UCH and Ohio’s Hospice, but a deeper form of affiliation. In 2019 the two joined together forming Ohio’s Hospice at United Church Homes, offering hospice services in more than three communities across the UCH footprint.
“Our goal in forming a strategic alliance is to build an infrastructure that promotes sustainability and innovation. We can better expand on opportunities and deliver superior quality of care for older adults,” said Daniel.
About United Church Homes:
For more than 100 years, United Church Homes has been committed to providing quality housing and services to older adults. Today, UCH is the 22nd largest multisite, nonprofit senior living organization in the U.S. according to the 2022 LeadingAge Ziegler 200 ranking, serving nearly 7,000 residents in its more than 90 owned and managed market rate and affordable housing communities in 15 states and two Native American nations. United Church Homes leads with its mission to transform aging by building a culture of community, wholeness and peace for those it is privileged to serve.
About Ohio’s Hospice:
Ohio’s Hospice is a partnership of mission-driven, not-for-profit hospices in Ohio committed to a shared vision of strengthening and preserving community-based hospices. Members of Ohio’s Hospice share the values of:
• Serving each patient in an atmosphere of hospitality, respect and caring
• Attending to the social, physical and spiritual needs of each person we are privileged to serve
• Preserving and enhancing patient dignity
• Celebrating the life of each individual we serve
• Reducing unnecessary suffering in the communities we serve
Affiliates of Ohio’s Hospice include: Community Care Hospice, Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice, Ohio’s Hospice at United Church Homes, Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care, Ohio’s Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties, Ohio’s Hospice of Central Ohio, Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County, and Ohio’s Hospice of Morrow County.