At its October Meeting, the EAGLE Accreditation Commission approved LUMCH's distinguished Accreditation with Commendations. Led by President and CEO Rick Wheat, the agency has long been committed to EAGLE accreditation. In addition to completing a rigorous self-study and reaccreditation, the agency celebrates six dedicated, trained peer reviewers who regularly contribute to EAGLE's overall accreditation review process throughout the county.
Welcome New Commissioners
We welcome David Glenn, Vice President of Human Resources at United Methodist Communities, and Doug Marshall, President and CEO of Presbyterian Children's Home, as our two newest Commissioners. Approved by the UMA Board of Directors this fall, they began serving their first three-year term at the January Commission meeting.
To learn more about our newest commissioners, click here.
Annual Report Changes Effective October 2018, the EAGLE Accreditation Commission no longer requires Board signatures for annual reports. This is just one of many ways the EAGLE Accreditation Commission is working to streamline our processes for accredited organizations.
EAGLE Marketing Task Force EAGLE has created a task force to explore ways to support accredited communities in making the most of their accreditation with internal and external constituents. The first meeting of the task force will take place in mid-March. If you are interested in being involved, please contact Mary Kemper at email@example.com.
Have you seen our latest EAGLE video? EAGLE-accredited organizations continue to demonstrate their commitment towards excellence. We encourage you to view and share the latest EAGLE video with testimonials on the value of EAGLE accreditation.
EAGLE Announces New Peer Reviewers Congratulations to Erin Jensen, administrator at Evenglow Inn, Pontiac, IL and Sharon Anderson, Senior Living Counselor, Springhill Senior Living of Erie, PA, for completing Peer Reviewer Training.
EAGLE Peer Reviewers are dedicated professionals with experience working with nonprofit and faith-based organizations. Serving as an EAGLE Peer Reviewer offers professionals a chance to gain a deeper understanding of the EAGLE process and principles. At the same time, reviewers have a chance to take back innovative solutions and best practices they learn from other organizations.
In-person training is available following online training and is scheduled for Thursday, May 9 in Ft. Myers, following the UMA Annual Meeting.
EAGLE Training Opportunities Did you know EAGLE Peer Reviewer training is available online? This self-guided training includes eight modules through a Capstone education platform and takes no more than three hours to complete. If you are interested in becoming a Peer Reviewer, please click here and email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The meeting theme "Empowered by Joy" inspires us to reflect on joy as a key driver for our dedicated work. The education program is designed to support the EAGLE principles. Join your faith-based, mission-driven colleagues for two days of inspiring keynote speakers, quality education, networking, peer recognition and more.
"We are at a period in our county where no one leader or organization can meet all of their needs themselves. With my UMA partners, I know I don't have to go it alone."
Greg Peters, CEO, United Methodist Family Services
FFPSA and EAGLE An EAGLE-FFPSA Task Force met in November to discuss efforts to have EAGLE recognized as an accrediting body under the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), which mandates accreditation of residential treatment by a recognized accrediting body. It is set to go into effect by October 1, 2019. Currently, CARF, COA and JCAHO are recognized accrediting bodies under the Act; however, states may opt to include other accrediting organizations. Some states have requested waivers for all or part of the regulations. Therefore, the timing of implementation by state varies.
EAGLE Collaborates on Accreditation EAGLE continues to work collaboratively with other national accrediting bodies to promote the value of accreditation. UMA President Mary Kemper and Director of EAGLE Jill Myers recently met with CARF leadership at their D.C. headquarters. UMA is working with CARF to review and revise the crosswalk of standards to bring them up-to-date with each other's accreditation handbooks.