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Concordia Wins 2015 Business Champion Award | Video

September 22, 2015
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At Concordia Lutheran Ministries, we’re guided by our mission of caring for people in a Christian environment, and serving those with limited funds to the best of our ability. Somewhere along the line in our 134-year history, we learned a valuable lesson: if we don’t apply sound business practices, we won’t be able to help nearly as many people, for nearly as long. As the old saying goes, “No margin, no mission.”

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National Nursing Home Week 2015 - A Letter From the President

May 12, 2015
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Happy National Nursing Home Week -- and for those Concordia employees reading, Happy Employee Appreciation Week! Each year at Concordia, we take this week as an opportunity to show our staff how much they are appreciated with a special treat each day of the week. Bagels, cookies, sandwiches, veggie trays, a cookout; we even give a cool gift each year (this year, it's a hoodie or fleece)! We value our staff every day, but hey, who doesn't want a good reason to have a cookout?

For the occasion, Concordia President & CEO Keith Frndak wrote a letter to our staff, and we wanted to share it with you all today. Thank you all for your continued support of what we do - care for those in need. Enjoy, and leave a comment here or on our Facebook page if you'd like!

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Concordia Volunteers Make a Difference in the Lives of Thousands

April 28, 2015
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Too often, it goes without saying that nonprofits like Concordia couldn’t carry out their mission nearly as well or serve nearly as many people without the help of dedicated volunteers. But during the month of April – National Volunteer Appreciation Month – we all take a moment to pause and say “thank you.”

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Concordia Employee's Dance Experience Benefits Patients

September 16, 2014
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With last night being the premier of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” we couldn’t think of a better time to tell a story about one of our team members at Concordia of Monroeville. Read on – you’ll see what we mean! And as usual, feel free to leave a comment below.

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Concordia Residents Share Favorite Memories of Grandparenthood

September 2, 2014
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At last count, throughout the entire Concordia system, we have roughly 1,900 beds/apartments/suites/villas/rooms for patients and residents to live/recover/thrive/enjoy life. We’re going to estimate that, at any given time, we have… a BOATLOAD of proud grandparents in our ranks! Yeah… that’s a pretty scientific measurement. And that number doesn’t even include all the grandparents we serve in their very own homes through Concordia Visiting Nurses!

So in celebration of National Grandparents Day, which is observed Sunday, September 7, we thought we would ask some of those proud Grams and Paps their favorite moments as grandparents.

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Good Samaritan Hospice Volunteers Create Personalized Memory Quilts

February 25, 2014
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Below is a story on how one specific group of Good Samaritan Hospice volunteers makes a tremendous impact on families, published in a past issue of Faith in Caring magazine. To be added to the mailing list or e-mail distribution list, e-mail us here or call the Concordia Public Relations Department at 724-352-1571, ext. 8266. Enjoy!

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Canine Companions: Therapy Dogs Bring Happiness at Concordia

January 14, 2014
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Cabot Activities resident dog Molly all dressed up for the day!Did you know today is National Dress Your Pet Day? How funny! So we thought the following would be appropriate. Below is a story published in a previous issue of Faith in Caring magazine on how therapy dogs and pet visits can make a major impact on many residents and patients at Concordia. To be added to the mailing list or e-mail distribution list, e-mail us here or call the Concordia Public Relations Department at 724.352.1571, ext. 8266. Enjoy, and feel free to leave a comment below!

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Concordia Calendar Portraits: Fox Chapel (November)

November 26, 2013
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The theme of the 2013 Concordia Lutheran Ministries calendar is "Faithful Caring Our Way of Life," and each month offers a picture of a resident/patient with one of our dedicated caregivers. We thought it would be fun to tell the stories behind the models, in a series we're calling Concordia Calendar Portraits.

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Family Has Cared for Concordia Residents for Four Generations

October 29, 2013
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For the past 85 years, members of the Goepfert/Vantine family have been caring for people in the Concordia Lutheran Ministries system that's four generations!

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Concordia Calendar Portraits: Ridgewood (September)

October 1, 2013
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The theme of the 2013 Concordia Lutheran Ministries calendar is "Faithful Caring Our Way of Life," and each month offers a picture of a resident/patient with one of our dedicated caregivers. We thought it would be fun to tell the stories behind the models, in a series we're calling Concordia Calendar Portraits.

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