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Lenoir Woods Edgewood Apartments Construction Making Progress

Construction for the Edgewood Apartments at Lenoir Woods Senior Living Community in Columbia, Missouri, is quickly coming together. This new independent living building made up of 79 apartments, broke ground June 2016 and is on track for its Summer 2017 completion date. “We are progressing well,” said Mark Schoedel, LSS Vice President of Construction and IT. “Our …

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LSS Receives Signature Healthcare Foundation 2016 Senator Paul Simon Award

The Signature Healthcare Foundation has presented its 2016 Senator Paul Simon Award to Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) in recognition of the significant cost savings achieved through LSS’ participation in the federal Center For Medicare & Medicaid Services Model 3 Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Pilot Program (BPCI) and the changes implemented through the BPCI and LSS’ REACH …

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Dr. Walter Lin receives Visionary Award and Project Wellness receives Excellence in Service Award from Leading Age Missouri

Dr. Walter Lin, M. D., Physician Advisor Performance Improvement at Lutheran Senior Services (LSS), and the Project Wellness Program at LSS’ Affordable Housing communities have been honored by LeadingAge Missouri for their outstanding contributions to the fields of aging, health care, housing and community based services. Dr. Lin received a Visionary Award for his ‘Treatment …

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Lutheran Senior Services details $50 million Town & Country Community

(Reprinted with permission from the St. Louis Business Journal. Alteration or further reproduction is strictly prohibited. ©2016 St. Louis Business Journal, 815 Olive Street, Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63101. View original here.) BY ANGELA MUELLER Lutheran Senior Services is planning to build a 140-unit independent living apartment facility on its Mason Pointe campus, a key part of …

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Groundbreaking Ceremony at Lenoir Woods

Lenoir Woods Senior Living Community in Columbia, Missouri held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, celebrating the construction of the Edgewood Apartments. Current residents, future residents, and guests attended to witness the continuation of the history and vision of Lenoir Woods. “History is all about honoring those who come before us. Vision is about those who will come …

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Carla Baum wins Healthcare Accomplishment Recognition Award

Carla Baum, Regional Vice President for Lutheran Senior Services (LSS), has received the 2016 Health Care Accomplishment Recognition Award — Healthcare Senior Services from the St. Louis chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association. Carla is among twelve women from 11 organizations across the St. Louis region to be selected for recognition based on their contributions to the advancement …

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Around LSS: Progress and Renovation

You might have noticed that there’s a lot of construction and renovation occurring across Lutheran Senior Services. We’re investing in the future and the needs of seniors by preparing today. Take a peak at some of the projects that are occurring and a deeper explanation of why they’re so important. A Conversation with Jacque Bogner, …

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Medicare and Medicaid Upgrade Mason Pointe From Two to Four Stars!

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have upgraded its overall quality rating of Mason Pointe Senior Living Community from two stars to four stars out of a possible five since Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) purchased the community on February 1, 2016. This above average quality rating includes stringent health inspection, safety, staffing, and quality measures. Mason Pointe …

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Paul Ogier Named Health Care CFO of the Year

Congratulations to Paul Ogier, LSS Chief Financial Officer. The St. Louis Business Journal recognized him for his significant contribution to the lives of older adults, naming him Health Care CFO of the Year. “Paul has an incredible heart for our ministry and serving older adults,” said John Kotovsky, president and CEO of LSS. “A lot …

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Lutheran Senior Services Purchases The Cedars of Town and Country

We’re excited to announce our newest affiliation! Here is the official press release.Welcome, Cedars!   Lutheran Senior Services has purchased the Cedars of Town and Country from the Cedars Properties, LLC, effective February 1, 2016 and LSS has renamed the senior living community Mason Pointe. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. LSS will move …

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