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In Brief — June 28, 2005 {0323}

In Brief — June 28, 2005 {0323}

e-Review Florida United Methodist News Service

In Brief — June 28, 2005

June 28, 2005  News media contact: Tita Parham*  
800-282-8011   Orlando {0323}

Children's Home receives EAGLE Accreditation

An e-Review News Item
By Ronelle Hill**

LAKELAND — During the Rev. Alex Carmichel's (right) report for the Florida United Methodist Children's Home, Bishop Timothy W. Whitaker shows delegates at the 2005 Florida Annual Conference Event the EAGLE accreditation plaque the Children's Home recently received. Photo by Geoff Anderson, Photo #05-208.

VANDALIA, Ohio — The United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries (UMA), a national network of health and welfare-related organizations, announced that Florida United Methodist Children's Home in Enterprise has successfully attained EAGLE re-accreditation.

The Educational Assessment Guidelines Leading toward Excellence (EAGLE) accreditation is a quality enhancement program offered to UMA members. The intensive self-assessment and peer review process encourages and recognizes excellence in Christian mission and ministry. EAGLE accredited facilities are reviewed stringently based on seven business practices and three social principles, as well as their Christian mission. Relationships with the local community and The United Methodist Church are considered, as well.

Florida United Methodist Children's Home was recently recognized for its accomplishment at UMA's 65th Anniversary and National Convention in Portland, Ore.

UMA is a national, non-profit network of approximately 400 health and human service organizations. UMA provides its members with education, accreditation, networking, communication and business services, while keeping with the rich, historical Wesleyan traditions and practices of the United Methodist denomination.


This article relates to Outreach Ministries.

*Parham managing editor of e-Review Florida United Methodist News Service.
**Hill is coordinator of programs for the United Methodist Association of Health & Welfare Ministries.