(Cleveland, Ohio) – Eliza Jennings, a nationally recognized expert in innovative aging services, announced that Michael Gray has been promoted to vice president of information technology (IT) and compliance officer effective March 7, 2019.

“Mike has been instrumental in leading significant enhancements to our IT systems, software, and infrastructure,” said Eliza Jennings President and CEO Richard M. Boyson Jr. “We look forward to his contributions toward implementing future technology that will support the organization’s long-term goals and better serve residents.”

Gray joined Eliza Jennings in 2008 as an IT assistant. He has since assumed increasing responsibility within the organization and most recently served as director of information technology. Gray ensures that Eliza Jennings’ IT services meet and exceed quality benchmarks, and oversees compliance and risk management functions.

Gray holds an Applied Business degree in Information Technology and is a certified Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP). He is also Health Information Technology (HIT) certified and FIT Firestop certified. Mr. Gray serves on the Associate Board for Recovery Resources.

             

February 18, 2019

Contact:

Linda Hart

Director of Public Relations

216.325.1250 or lhart@elizajen.org

 

(Cleveland, Ohio) – Eliza Jennings, a nationally recognized and trusted expert in aging services, is pleased to welcome Lisa A. Fluhart, LNHA, as executive director of its Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services community on Cleveland’s West Side.

Fluhart is a licensed nursing home administrator with nearly 30 years of experience in skilled long-term care management, and is certified in gerontology. As executive director, she has overall responsibility for resident care, day-to-day operations, and regulatory compliance at the 126-bed facility located at the Eliza Jennings Health Campus on Detroit Avenue, the organization’s flagship community.

“Lisa brings a wealth of leadership experience and expertise in skilled nursing and long-term care administration,” said Eliza Jennings President and CEO Richard M. Boyson Jr. “Throughout her career, Lisa has demonstrated a commitment to high quality outcomes and resident satisfaction that is in line with our mission and values.”

Fluhart earned a Bachelor of Health Science degree specializing in long-term care administration from the College of Health and Human Services at Ohio University. She is a 2018 recipient of the American College of Health Care Administration (ACHCA) Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award.

About Eliza Jennings
Eliza Jennings, a not-for-profit organization providing excellent care and services to older adults on Cleveland’s West Side for 130 years, is a nationally recognized expert committed to helping people make the most of the aging experience. Eliza Jennings communities include the Eliza Jennings Health Campus in Cleveland; the Renaissance Retirement Campus in Olmsted Township, and Devon Oaks Assisted Living community in Westlake. Eliza Jennings offers a full spectrum of choices for aging adults, including independent and assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, respite care, and adult day programs. Eliza Jennings offers a full range of home and community-based services including skilled home health care, a nurse practitioner house call program, and clinic services. Eliza Jennings is the first aging services organization to offer SAIDO Learning, a non-pharmacological cognitive therapy shown to improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias among older adults. For more information about Eliza Jennings or any of its programs and services, visit elizajennings.org or call 216.226.5000.

              

February 19, 2019

Contact:

Linda Hart

Director of Public Relations

216.325.1250 or lhart@elizajen.org

 

(Cleveland, Ohio) – ­Devon Oaks Assisted Living, Eliza Jennings’ premier community in Westlake, is honored and proud to be recognized as a Cleveland Magazine Best of the West finalist for the third consecutive year. Devon Oaks was voted Best of the West winner in the Senior Living category in 2018.

“It is gratifying to be recognized as a premier provider of aging services on Cleveland’s West Side,” said Eliza Jennings President and CEO Richard M. Boyson Jr. “Our staff members are committed to providing the highest quality person-centered care. We are grateful to Devon Oaks residents and families, and Cleveland Magazine readers for making this recognition possible.”

Cleveland Magazine’s April 2019 issue features the top three finalists in each category. The finalists were selected based on nomination ballots cast by Cleveland Magazine readers. Devon Oaks was selected as a finalist in the Senior Living category. One winner in each category will be determined by a final vote that will take place at the Best of the West event on April 4.

“The list of finalists features organizations that showcase the high standard of quality expected by our readers,” said Cleveland Magazine’s custom media editor Jennifer Bowen Sima.

Devon Oaks is participating in Cleveland Magazine’s annual Best of the West party at LaCentre Conference and Banquet Facility in Westlake from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 4, 2019. Guests will enjoy food, beverages, entertainment, and more. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit. https://clevelandmagazine.com/magazine-events/best-of-the-west.

Devon Oaks Assisted Living is located at 2345 Crocker Road, in Westlake. To learn more about quality care and services for older adults at Devon Oaks, please call 440.250.2300 or visit https://devonoaks.elizajennings.org/.

Cleveland Magazine is a regional publication that serves all of Northeast Ohio. The 45-year-old publication offers engaging stories on dinning, arts and entertainment, shopping, sports, and civic issues affecting Greater Clevelanders.

About Eliza Jennings
Eliza Jennings, a not-for-profit organization providing excellent care and services to older adults on Cleveland’s West Side for 130 years, is a nationally recognized expert committed to helping people make the most of the aging experience. Eliza Jennings communities include the Eliza Jennings Health Campus in Cleveland; the Renaissance Retirement Campus in Olmsted Township, and Devon Oaks Assisted Living community in Westlake. Eliza Jennings offers a full spectrum of choices for aging adults, including independent and assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, respite care, and adult day programs. Eliza Jennings offers a full range of home and community-based services including skilled home health care, a nurse practitioner house call program, and clinic services. Eliza Jennings is the first aging services organization to offer SAIDO Learning, a non-pharmacological cognitive therapy shown to improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias among older adults. For more information about Eliza Jennings or any of its programs and services, visit elizajennings.org or call 216.226.5000.

We are proud that Eliza Jennings Home is ranked among The Plain Dealer’s top 25 nursing communities based on results of the recent Long-term Care Resident Satisfaction Survey, administered by the Ohio Department of Aging. Satisfaction scores are based on feedback from residents and families. Exceptional scores are a direct result of the dedication and hard work of the entire team. Congratulations to all! To learn more about quality, person-centered care at Eliza Jennings Health Campus, please visit https://www.cleveland.com/expo/news/erry-2018/09/57be553bba1382/top-25-nursing-homes-in-ne-ohi.html

              

July 25, 2018

Contact:

Linda Hart

Director of Public Relations

216.325.1250 or lhart@elizajen.org

 

(Cleveland, Ohio) – Devon Oaks Assisted Living, an Eliza Jennings community in Westlake, is honored to be recognized by Cleveland Magazine as the 2018 Best of the
West Winner in the Senior Living Category.

“We are honored and proud to have been voted ‘Best of the West’ in senior living by Cleveland Magazine readers,” said Eliza Jennings President and CEO Richard M. Boyson Jr. “We are grateful for the tremendous support of Devon Oaks residents and families, and to our staff members for their commitment to provide the highest quality
care.”

Winners are featured in the July issue of Cleveland Magazine and on Cleveland Magazine’s website, https://clevelandmagazine.com/best-of/best-of-thewest/articles/best-of-the-west-2018-senior-living.

“Every year, I’m amazed by the diversity and creativity exemplified by our finalists. Once again, the list features organizations that showcase the high standard of quality expected by our readers,” said Cleveland Magazine’s custom media editor Jennifer Bowen Sima.

Devon Oaks Assisted Living is located at 2345 Crocker Road, Westlake. To learn more about quality care and services for older adults at Devon Oaks, please call 440.250.2300 or visit https://devonoaks.elizajennings.org/.

Cleveland Magazine is a city and regional publication that serves all of Northeast Ohio. The 45-year-old publication offers engaging and authoritative stories on dinning, arts and entertainment, shopping, sports and civic issues affecting Greater Clevelanders.

About Eliza Jennings
Eliza Jennings, a not-for-profit organization providing excellent care and services to older adults on Cleveland’s West Side for 130 years, is a nationally recognized expert committed to helping people make the most of the aging experience. Eliza Jennings communities include the Eliza Jennings Health Campus in Cleveland; the Renaissance Retirement Campus in Olmsted Township, and Devon Oaks Assisted Living community in Westlake. Eliza Jennings offers a full spectrum of choices for aging adults, including independent and assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, respite care, and adult day programs. Eliza Jennings offers a full range of home and community-based services including skilled home health care, a nurse practitioner house call program, and clinic services. Eliza Jennings is the first aging services organization to offer SAIDO Learning, a non-pharmacological cognitive therapy shown to improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias among older adults. For more information about Eliza Jennings or any of its programs and services, visit elizajennings.org or call 216.226.5000.

              

July 24, 2018

Contact:

Linda Hart

Director of Public Relations

216.325.1250 or lhart@elizajen.org

 

(Cleveland, Ohio) – Eliza Jennings, a nationally recognized and trusted expert with a 130-year history in aging services, announced the appointment of new members to the Board of Trustees.

 

George Hutchinson is a principal at Allegro Realty Advisors, Ltd., and specializes in portfolio management, site selection, and tenant representation. Mr. Hutchinson has 25 years of commercial real estate experience with expertise in strategic planning, project management, and lease negotiations. Prior to joining Allegro, Mr. Hutchinson was a partner of Deloitte & Touche. Previously, he was the partner in charge of corporate real estate portfolio services at Cleveland Real Estate Partners, later acquired by Deloitte. Mr. Hutchinson is a nine-time recipient of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties’ (NAIOP) Deal of the Year Award, and is a published author and accomplished speaker. Mr. Hutchinson served on the boards of Recovery Resources, TeamNEO’s Real Estate Advisory Group, and The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Mr. Hutchinson earned a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Entomology at the University of Florida and holds an Ohio real estate license.

Robert Lape is an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, writer, and food critic whose career spans more than 50 years. Mr. Lape was the Eyewitness Gourmet on WABC-TV News in New York, the forerunner of the Food Television Network. He authored a column in Crain’s New York Business for 24 years, and hosted a daily “Dining Diary” feature on WCBS, the CBS flagship radio station in New York, for 30 years. Mr. Lape has been media critic for Entertainment Tonight, food critic for The Today Show, and host of many radio and TV news and food programs. He was awarded degrees in journalism and radio speech from Kent State University, as well as a master’s assistantship by Ohio University.

 

Brendan A. Lawlor is the executive vice president and group head of Institutional Bank Credit Risk Management for KeyBank National Association, and oversees KeyBank Capital Markets and Asset Based Lending Divisions. He assists with setting lending strategies, works with various regulatory bodies, and serves as a member of various committees within the bank. Mr. Lawlor joined KeyBank in 1994. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.

 

Michele R. Messina is a global services executive for Microsoft focused on the creation, coordination, and execution of digital strategies. Ms. Messina’s career spans more than 20 years, with a strong background in sales, customer relations, and business development. Prior to joining Microsoft, Ms. Messina served as senior client solutions director for EMC2, and managing director for Compuware Corporation. She is a co-founder of Mobile Monday Cleveland, helping businesses integrate mobile technologies into their organizations. Ms. Messina earned an Associate of Arts degree in Business Management Technology from Kent State University, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Organizational Leadership from Malone University. She serves on the Board of the Hudson Athletics Boosters Association, and is a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM).

 

Allen R. Tracy, CPA, FHFMA, is senior vice president and chief financial officer of UHHS/CSAHS, the affiliation between the University Hospitals Health System and the Sisters of Charity Health System. Prior to joining UHHS/CSAHS in 2001, he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for Methodist Health Services Corporation and St. Luke’s Medical Center. Mr. Tracy holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University. He is a certified manager of patient accounting (HFMA CMPA) and a certified managed care professional (HFMA CMCP). Mr. Tracy’s affiliations include membership in the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the American College of Healthcare Professionals, and the Health Care Compliance Association

 

About Eliza Jennings
Eliza Jennings, a not-for-profit organization providing excellent care and services to older adults on Cleveland’s West Side for 130 years, is a nationally recognized expert committed to helping people make the most of the aging experience. Eliza Jennings communities include the Eliza Jennings Health Campus in Cleveland; the Renaissance Retirement Campus in Olmsted Township, and Devon Oaks Assisted Living community in Westlake. Eliza Jennings offers a full spectrum of choices for aging adults, including independent and assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, respite care, and adult day programs. Eliza Jennings offers a full range of home and community-based services including skilled home health care, a nurse practitioner house call program, and clinic services. Eliza Jennings is the first aging services organization to offer SAIDO Learning, a non-pharmacological cognitive therapy shown to improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias among older adults. For more information about Eliza Jennings or any of its programs and services, visit elizajennings.org or call 216.226.5000.

              

March 20, 2018

Contact:

Linda Hart

Director of Public Relations

216.325.1250 or lhart@elizajen.org

 

(Cleveland, Ohio) – ­Devon Oaks Assisted Living, an Eliza Jennings community in Westlake, is honored to be recognized by Cleveland Magazine as a 2018 finalist for Best of the West.

“It is gratifying to be recognized as a premier provider of senior services on Cleveland’s West Side,” said Eliza Jennings President and CEO Richard M. Boyson Jr. “We are grateful to our staff members for their commitment to the highest quality care, and to Devon Oaks residents and their families, and Cleveland Magazine readers for making this recognition possible.”

Three finalists in each Best of the West category have been determined based on nomination ballots cast by Cleveland Magazine readers. Devon Oaks was selected as a finalist in the Senior Living category. All finalists will be announced in the April 2018 issue. One winner in each category will be determined by a final vote that will take place at the Best of the West event on April 12.

“Every year, I’m amazed by the diversity and creativity exemplified by our finalists. Once again, the list features organizations that showcase the high standard of quality expected by our readers. The April issue offers motivation to get out and explore all the amazing things happening in our West Side communities,” says Cleveland Magazine’s custom media editor Jennifer Bowen Sima.

Devon Oaks will be participating in Cleveland Magazine’s annual Best of the West party at LaCentre Conference and Banquet Facility in Westlake from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 12, 2018. Guests will enjoy food and drinks from more than 60 Best of the West finalists, live entertainment, and more. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit clevelandmagazine.com/bestofthewest.

Devon Oaks Assisted Living is located at 2345 Crocker Road, Westlake. To learn more about quality care and services for older adults at Devon Oaks, please call 440.250.2300 or visit https://devonoaks.elizajennings.org/.

Cleveland Magazine is a city and regional publication that serves all of Northeast Ohio. The 45-year-old publication offers engaging and authoritative stories on dinning, arts and entertainment, shopping, sports and civic issues affecting Greater Clevelanders.

About Eliza Jennings
Eliza Jennings, a not-for-profit organization providing excellent care and services to older adults on Cleveland’s West Side for 130 years, is a nationally recognized expert committed to helping people make the most of the aging experience. Eliza Jennings communities include the Eliza Jennings Health Campus in Cleveland; the Renaissance Retirement Campus in Olmsted Township, and Devon Oaks Assisted Living community in Westlake. Eliza Jennings offers a full spectrum of choices for aging adults, including independent and assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, respite care, and adult day programs. Eliza Jennings offers a full range of home and community-based services including skilled home health care, a nurse practitioner house call program, and clinic services. Eliza Jennings is the first aging services organization to offer SAIDO Learning, a non-pharmacological cognitive therapy shown to improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias among older adults. For more information about Eliza Jennings or any of its programs and services, visit elizajennings.org or call 216.226.5000.

(Cleveland, Ohio) – Eliza Jennings, a nationally recognized expert in aging services, was named a 2017 Healthy Ohio Worksite Bronze Award Winner by the Healthy Business Council of Ohio (HBCO). Eliza Jennings was among 73 Ohio employers honored for healthy workplace practices during the 14th annual Healthy Worksite awards presentation in Columbus, Ohio.

These awards recognize Ohio employers who demonstrate a commitment to employee wellness through comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs. Employers are scored on the extent their wellness programs facilitate and encourage employee health, enhance productivity, and ensure a healthy work environment.

“Most importantly, these programs help employees and their families live healthier and higher quality lives,” said David Cowden, Chair of HBCO. “Wellness programs are effective tools to engage employees in a more productive culture, and help drive down healthcare costs.”

Eliza Jennings was commended for its exemplary efforts to provide programs that encourage physical activity, better nutrition, and the prevention and cessation of smoking.

“We are grateful to our dedicated employees for the excellent work they do to provide the highest quality care to the older adults we serve,” said Richard M. Boyson Jr., Eliza Jennings President and CEO. “Investing in the health and well-being of our team members is at the heart of our mission and culture. We are honored to be recognized by the Healthy Business Council of Ohio.”

The award ceremony was part of the Health Action Council 2018 Columbus Symposium held in January. Three levels of achievement were awarded — Gold, Silver and Bronze. Employers who met basic criteria received a Recognition award. Increasing the number of worksites receiving awards is an objective of HCBO’s five-year initiative to prevent and reduce chronic disease in Ohio.

 

About Eliza Jennings
Eliza Jennings, a not-for-profit organization providing excellent care and services to older adults on Cleveland’s West Side for more than 129 years, is a nationally recognized expert committed to helping people make the most of the aging experience. Eliza Jennings communities include the Eliza Jennings Health Campus in Cleveland; the Renaissance Retirement Campus in Olmsted Township, and Devon Oaks Assisted Living community in Westlake. Eliza Jennings offers a full spectrum of choices for aging adults, including independent and assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, respite care, and adult day programs. Eliza Jennings offers a full range of home and community-based services including skilled home health care, a nurse practitioner house call program, and clinic services. Eliza Jennings is the first aging services organization to offer SAIDO Learning, a non-pharmacological cognitive therapy shown to improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias among older adults. For more information about Eliza Jennings or any of its programs and services, visit elizajennings.org or call 216.226.5000.

Eliza Jennings Senior Care Network which is a nonprofit corporation intends to submit a Proposal for a capital grant under the provision of 49 USC Section 5310 of the Federal Transit Act to provide transportation service for elderly and disabled within North Olmsted, Olmsted Township, and surrounding areas. The grant Proposal
will request support for the purchase of a new vehicle.

It is projected that approximately 250 persons will use the service five days each week for 52 weeks in the year for various activities, including transportation to Adult Day programs, doctor visits, for shopping, and special event activities.

Eliza Jennings Senior Care Network invites comments and proposals from all interested public, private and paratransit operators including taxi operators, for the provision of transportation service to the elderly and disabled within our service area.

Operators who are interested in offering proposals to provide service should contact Sheryl, L. Sereda, VP and Chief Advancement Officer at Eliza Jennings Senior Care Network, 26376 John Road, Olmsted Township 44138 to obtain full details of the type of transportation service that is needed prior to preparing a proposal.

Written comments or proposals must be submitted within 30 days to the agency at the above address with a copy to the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, 1299 Superior Street E, Cleveland, OH 44114; Attention: Jim Thompson re: Section 5310-Public Notice.