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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...

Oak Crest Receives 2012 Nonprofit of the Year Award from Baltimore County Volunteers

May 25, 2012
Residents, partners contributed over 70,000 hours of service to local, national and worldwide causes in 2011 PARKVILLE, MD---Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, received the 2012 Nonprofit of the Year Award from Baltimore County Volunteers.  The presentation occurred at the annual Baltimore County Volunteer Recognition Luncheon at Martin's West on May 24th. The award was presented by Joanne E. Williams, Director of the Baltimore County Department of Aging to Elaine Wagenfuehr, Community Resources Manager at Oak Crest, and Alison Krull, Volunteer Coordinator at Oak Crest. "The mission statement of Oak Crest is 'we share our gifts to create communities...

Oak Crest Hires Chris Giesler as New Sales and Marketing Director

May 21, 2012
PARKVILLE, MD---Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community in Baltimore, announced the hiring of Chris Giesler as the new Director of Sales and Marketing. In this leadership position, Giesler will be responsible for day-to-day supervision of the community sales operation.  Opened in 1995, the 90-acre campus in Parkville is managed and developed by Baltimore-based Erickson Living and features world-class amenities and comprehensive health and wellness services.  The current occupancy rate is 97 percent, well above the industry average. Tom Neubauer, Executive Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Erickson Living, stated:  "Chris brings a wealth of proven customer service and...

Season 3 of Dancing With the Oak Crest Stars Premiers This Week

May 8, 2012
Ten couples to participate for 2012 top honors; three-performance event supports Oak Crest Benevolent Care, Student Scholars Funds PARKVILLE, MD---Months of practice come down to three sold-out performances at Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community. Ten couples will take the stage for Season 3 of Dancing With the Oak Crest Stars.  Each couple consists of one resident and one staff member, doing everything from the Rumba to the Tango to Disco. The three-performance event supports the Benevolent Care and Student Scholars Funds of Oak Crest. A three-member judges' panel will vote after each performance, and residents and employees will...

Oak Crest Honors Academic Excellence, Workplace Leadership at 16th Annual Scholars' Award Ceremony

May 3, 2012
Forty area students receive four-year collegiate scholarships; $2.1 million awarded by Oak Crest since 1997 PARKVILLE, MD---Oak Crest, an Erickson Living retirement community, announced its Student Scholars Class of 2012 during the 16th Annual Scholars' Award Ceremony held on April 25th. Forty high school students employed in the Dining Services Department earned scholarships for their collegiate careers.  The value of these awards is $1,000 per year for a four-year total of $4,000. These students attend ten high schools in Baltimore City and Baltimore & Harford Counties as well as seven colleges in Maryland. "The annual scholarship ceremony is a special...

Erickson Living Unveils New Customer-Focused Website

Apr 30, 2012
User-Friendly Interactive Online Resource Sets Industry Standard BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - April 30, 2012 - Erickson Living, developer and manager of Oak Crest retirement community, today announced the launch of its new and improved Erickson Living website.  This redesigned web-platform was created to provide a more custom and interactive experience that engages, educates and inspires customers and other online visitors.  iProspect, a leading global digital performance agency, worked with Erickson Living to establish maximum online visibility across all search engines. "The customer-focused design of this website is unlike any other in the senior housing industry and uniquely brings to life Erickson...

Stop Hunger Now Project Highlights National Volunteer Appreciation Week at Oak Crest

Apr 16, 2012
100 residents to create 13,300 meals for international hunger relief organization PARKVILLE, MD---Residents of Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community in northeastern Baltimore County, are thinking and  acting globally during National Volunteer Appreciation Week. On Saturday, April 21st, approximately one hundred resident volunteers will be putting together 1,670 packets of ingredients to produce 13,300 nutritious meals for children in schools and orphanages in developing countries. The meal packets will be distributed by the hunger relief agency Stop Hunger Now ( www.stophungernow.org ).  The project is being coordinated by the Resident Life Department of Oak Crest. $2500 was...

Phyllis Borzi, Assistant Secretary of Employee Benefits Security Administration, Speaks at Oak Crest

Apr 9, 2012
Educational event co-sponsored by Maryland Department of Aging PARKVILLE, MD---Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, hosted a presentation by Phyllis Borzi, the Assistant Secretary for the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the United States Department of Labor. The March 29th educational event was co-sponsored by the Maryland Department of Aging. Following her remarks, Assistant Secretary Borzi took questions from residents of Oak Crest and other guests. Assistant Secretary Borzi, confirmed in July, 2010, spoke to residents and guests regarding the mission and responsibilities of the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) and took questions from audience members on health care...