Lutheran Homes Society (LHS) has been awarded the Educational Assessment Guidelines Leading toward Excellence (EAGLE) Accreditation from the EAGLE Accreditation Commission of the United Methodist Association of Health & Welfare Ministries. EAGLE Accreditation is designed for faith-based, health and wholeness organizations to enhance the quality of services provided. It incorporates organizational self study, verification by a team of trained peer reviewers, and mandatory participation by the organization’s governing body to promote excellence in Christian ministry.
“It is the only accreditation available that looks at an organization from a spiritual perspective,” explained Rev. Dr. James Dumke, LHS Vice President for Mission Advancement. “The process examines every aspect of an organization’s purpose, structure, covenants, and operations from the perspective of its Mission and Core Values.”
“EAGLE Accreditation enhances the care provided to our residents and clients by demonstrating the highest level of accountability and Lutheran Homes Society’s continuing commitment to improve service delivery,” Dr. Dumke added.
LHS first received EAGLE Accreditation in 2004 and was the first Lutheran organization in the nation to complete the EAGLE process and achieve accreditation. Currently, LHS is one of only six older adult ministries accredited in the state of Ohio.