Colleen LoPresto, Executive Director of Oak Crest, Appointed to Franklin Square Hospital Center Board of Directors

PARKVILLE, MD---Colleen LoPresto, Executive Director of Oak Crest retirement community, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Franklin Square Hospital Center. Each board member serves at least one three-year term with the possibility of reappointment. As the Executive Director of Oak Crest, an Erickson Living community, Mrs. LoPresto oversees the entire operation of the community, responsible for an annual budget of approximately $69 million in revenue and a staff of over 1,100 employees. Prior to joining Erickson Living, Mrs. LoPresto's career progressed from staff nurse at Mercy Medical Center to Vice President for Patient Care.  Later at MEDEX Assistance Corporation, Mrs. LoPresto led a twenty-four hour call center with operations in the United States, England and China, providing emergency medical support to international travelers.  She completed her time with MEDEX as Chief Operating Officer. Mrs. LoPresto earned her nursing education at Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, a B.S. in Business from University of Baltimore and a Masters in Business Administration from Loyola University.   She currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Institute of Notre Dame. About Franklin Square Hospital Center: Franklin Square Hospital Center, a member of MedStar Health, is a not-for-profit 400-bed community teaching hospital located in the White Marsh section of eastern Baltimore County, Maryland. Franklin Square provides many medical and healthcare services, including a broad range of healthcare specialties, advanced technologies and treatments not traditionally found at community hospitals. The hospital is ranked third in admissions among all Maryland hospitals and is first in Emergency Department visits with more than 100,000 visits annually. Franklin Square is accredited by the Joint Commission and certified as a Primary Stroke Center and has earned some of the nation's most prestigious quality awards including being named one of America's 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades®, Magnet Designation for excellence in nursing, the Excellence Award for Quality Improvement from the Delmarva Foundation and inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital specialty ranking for four consecutive years. With more than 3,300 employees, Franklin Square is one of the largest employers in Baltimore County. In November 2010, the hospital opened a seven-story patient care tower with an expanded Emergency Department. Visit franklinsquare.org for more information. About Oak Crest: Oak Crest, managed and developed by Erickson Living, is a retirement community that provides worry-free living for America's seniors-the country's fastest growing population segment.  Erickson Living's financial value and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind.  Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into our continuum of care, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  And the company's wide-ranging employee programs have earned Erickson Living numerous awards, including Fortune magazine's "Best Companies to Work For®" in 2008 and 2009.  Please visit www.ericksonliving.com for more information.