Ohio State-Lima receives silver rating
The Ohio State University-Lima has received a STARS Silver Rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, is a new program that measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.
This program is the only one of its kind that involves publicly reporting comprehensive information related to a college or university’s sustainability performance. Participants report achievement in three areas, education and research, operations and planning, administration and engagement.
The program is open to all institutions of higher education in the U.S. and Canada.
Leibengood receives Wildlife Officer award
The Ohio Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation honored state wildlife officer Matthew Leibengood with the state officer of the year award. Leibengood is assigned to Seneca County and has been a wildlife officer since 2005.
Leibengood was awarded this honor based on his strong law enforcement record. He is also a field training officer and has assisted in training new wildlife officers.
Stechschulte named VP of internal systems
Bob Stechschulte has been named vice president of internal systems by Wannemacher Total Logistics.
Stechschulte will be responsible for overseeing, developing and maintaining the information technology and engineering systems, as well as the company’s ISO 9000 and SQF Level III quality systems, at all of Wannemacher’s various locations.
Stechschulte has been with Wannemacher for 11 years. Prior to being named vice president of internal systems, he was director of information technology. He graduated in 2002 from Ohio Northern University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.
He resides in Bluffton with his wife and three children.
Area Agency on Aging 3 promotes Stehlik
The Area Agency on Aging 3 has promoted Allison Stehlik to provider relations director.
Stehlik is a 2004 graduate of Defiance College with a bachelor’s degree in both social work and criminal justice. She has 10 years of experience in the field of child welfare. Stehlik has worked in both the public and private sectors. She has experience in the areas of provider recruitment and retention, monitoring, compliance and application of state and federal provider rules.
She was hired by the Agency on Aging 3 in early 2013 and served as assessor for both Medicaid waiver and non-Medicaid programs until the end of the year.
Lisa Quaintance joins Oakridge Realty
Lisa Quaintance has joined the realty team of Oakridge Realty Company. She has been licensed as a Realtor since 2006.
ONU professors paper published
Ohio Northern University associate professor of business Jill Christopher, along with colleagues Dexter Woods, professor of business administration, and Robert Kleine, associate dean and professor of marketing, co-authored an article that will appear in the spring 2014 edition of Accounting Instructors’ Report.
The article is entitled, “From Idea Pitch to Business Brief: Entrepreneurial Mindsetting in a Managerial Accounting Course,” based on a previous exercise Woods used in his business law course. Christopher, who served as the lead author, adapted its basic methodology to apply to a managerial accounting course, and she wrote a case study paper about pet-sitting to go along with the article, so the reader can envision what a good submission by a student might look like.
Community Care Transitions program expands
The Area Agency on Aging 3 have named four registered nurses to the care transitions team. Kimberly Garrett, Polly Downing, Donna Miller and Mildred Jackson are a part of this team.
In conjunction with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Area Agency on Aging 3 is working with local hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies to improve transitions of Medicare beneficiaries from the inpatient hospital setting to other care settings, to improve quality of care, to reduce readmissions for high risk beneficiaries and to document measurable savings to the Medicare program.
Through community partnerships, referrals are received from local hospitals and agencies who are caring for a Medicare patient who has been admitted to the hospital. The Area Agency on Aging 3 Community Care Transitions Team will then visit the patient in the hospital, work with the hospital staff and follow the patient home to provide tips on medication management, identify red flags for readmission, create a personal health record and empower patients to be an active participant in follow up care with their primary physician.