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Oak Crest's Ina Johnson Inducted into Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

Oct 31, 2012
PARKVILLE, MD---As an eighth grader, she offered comfort to patients in a hospital.  Year later, she gave computer lessons to her peers. A lifetime of service to others was recognized when Ina Johnson, a resident of Oak Crest retirement community, received induction into the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame on October 18th at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. She was part of the Class of 2012, comprised of forty-two (42) citizens from across the state.  The Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization that seeks to immortalize men and women and to record their names...

Oak Crest's Bob McKeever Wins Erickson Living's Nature Photo Contest

Oct 16, 2012
PARKVILLE, MD---With an eye for nature and a knack for capturing the moment, Bob McKeever, a resident of Oak Crest retirement community, earned recognition from photography enthusiasts across the country.   Mr. McKeever was the grand prize winner in the Erickson Living "Nature" Photo Contest for an entry entitled "A Reflection of Nature's Intimacy."  With seventy-eight entries, the contest was open to all and promoted on the Erickson Living Facebook page.   Utilizing his Canon Powershot 5 IS, Mr. McKeever recalls how he came to photograph the winning entry, a dazzling scene of a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on a lily...

Erickson Living Appoints Debra B. Doyle as Chief Operating Officer

Oct 2, 2012
Baltimore, MD--Erickson Living, developer and manager of Charlestown and Oak Crest retirement communities, has appointed Debra B. Doyle, Executive Vice President, Health and Operations, as Chief Operating Officer.  In her new role, Doyle will report to Erickson Living's Chief Executive Officer, Alan Butler, and be responsible for the operations of the business, which include Health and Operations, Human Resources, Legal, Information Technology, Erickson Health Medical Group and Erickson Advantage.    "Since joining Erickson in 2002, Deb has been a dynamic senior leader and champion for creating an exceptional resident experience," said Butler.  "Under her stewardship, Erickson Living's independent living occupancy is...

Oak Crest Striders Prepare for Walk to End Alzheimer's™

Sep 18, 2012
PARKVILLE, MD--- The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's™ is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.  Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Regionally, a walk is being held on Saturday, October 6th at the Bel Air Equestrian Center. Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, held a kick-off event at its campus on September 12th, generating enthusiastic support for its team, the Oak Crest Striders.  Residents and employees enjoyed a beautiful day...

Continuing Care Neighborhood at Oak Crest Attains 5-Star Rating by Federal Agency

Sep 10, 2012
CMS provides consumers with comparisons in quality of nursing home care PARKVILLE, MD---The Continuing Care Neighborhood at Oak Crest retirement community attained the maximum score in the Five-Star Quality Rating System administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Erickson Living community earned a 5-star rating in the Overall Quality category, updated in August, 2012. CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to assist consumers, their families and caregivers to compare the nation's 17,000 nursing homes that are certified by Medicare or Medicaid.  The quality system assigns each nursing home a ranking of 1 through 5 stars,...

Summer ShredFest at Oak Crest Provides Downsizing Lessons

Aug 20, 2012
Over 5,500 pounds of paper documents securely discarded at realty & moving services event PARKVILLE, MD---Through the years, it's easy for old documents to overfill file cabinets, folders and desk drawers.  When it is time to sell a house, piles of outdated utility bills, bank statements and tax forms put a cramp on successful downsizing. The process can feel overwhelming, but guests of Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community in Parkville, received a free head start and professional expertise. It all occurred during Oak Crest's Summer ShredFest 2012 on August 17th. Two hundred attendees brought paper bags filled with...

Oak Crest Entry Way Gets a New Look

Aug 17, 2012
Retirement community receives over 300,000 visitors annually PARKVILLE, MD---For visitors of Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community located on Walther Boulevard, the entry into the 90-acre campus became even easier. A new internal road design allows visitors to drive directly to the Town Center clubhouse, which houses the sales & marketing office as well as other amenities such as the fitness center and in-house TV studio.  Additionally, the pattern shortens the trip to the employee parking lot. The new road pattern was officially opened at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in August. Joyce Malone is the Director of General Services at...

Oak Crest Wins Third Place in 2012 Healthiest Employer Awards Presented by the Baltimore Business Journal

Jun 22, 2012
For access to an Employee Health and Wellness Center & Fitness Center to financial incentives, Oak Crest recognized for industry leadership  PARKVILLE, MD---Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, won third place in the 2012 Healthiest Employer Awards sponsored by the  Baltimore Business Journal .  The presentation was made at a luncheon held on June 21st at Martin's Valley Mansion in Hunt Valley. Oak Crest was recognized in the category of 500-1,499 employees.  Twenty finalists in four categories were honored at the luncheon. Wayne Countryman, editor of the  Baltimore Business Journal , states that "these businesses, with staffs of dozens...

Top Couples Announced for Season Three of Dancing with the Oak Crest Stars

Jun 5, 2012
Performances raised over $26,000 for campus funds PARKVILLE, MD---Move over, Donald Driver.  Season three of Dancing with the Oak Crest Stars captured the imagination and hearts of dance enthusiasts in northeast Baltimore County. Ten couples from the Erickson Living retirement community, consisting of one resident and one employee, took to the stage for three sold-out performances on May 8 and 9. After the votes were tallied, Joann Huebler  (Sales & Marketing)  and Eugene Miller earned first place for their beautiful waltz.  Dr. Vicky Vanik  (Medical Center)  and Andrew Lioi placed second for their swing dance.  June Earles and Steve Arthur ...

Erickson Living Recognized BY CIO MAGAZINE as One of the CIO 100 Award Honorees

Jun 1, 2012
Erickson Health Medical Group Quality Indicator Dashboard Raises Quality of Healthcare Services BALTIMORE, MD--IDG's  CIO  magazine today announces Erickson Living, developer and manager of Charlestown and Oak Crest retirement communities, as a recipient of the 2012 CIO 100.  The 25th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). Erickson Living's recognition is based on its innovation in creating a Health Group quality indicator dashboard that utilizes Microsoft SQL Server to aggregate information and data sources, including GE's Centricity Electronic Medical Record system.  Specific quality measure categories...