MHCO Announces Partnership with Brethren Retirement Community

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) and Brethren Retirement Community (BRC) through its wholly owned subsidiary, Brethren Home Management Services (BHMS), LLC are pleased to announce the execution of an executive consulting partnership beginning November 5, 2019.  Through this arrangement, BHMS will work closely with the MHCO Board, Staff, and Leadership Team to provide C-Suite support and other strategic, operational and financial services as MHCO continues to serve the community and build upon the foundation of care that has flourished since 1955.

Elizabeth Kelly, MHCO Board Chair, reiterates, “The Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Board is committed to the long-term goal of providing outstanding care and senior services in our region. Our partnership with Brethren Home Management Services solidifies this commitment and provides us with many opportunities to build upon our strategic and operational plans.”

Mennonite Home Communities’ Board of Directors recently appointed John Fischbach as Team Leader.  With 18 years of experience in healthcare finance serving in senior leadership roles, John will also continue his role as Chief Financial Officer.

MHCO is the leading provider of senior housing and healthcare for more than 60 years in the Bluffton and Pandora areas.  As a non-profit, locally-owned organization, MHCO provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-Term Care, Short Term Rehab, Childcare Services, and Home Health & Senior Services through four area campuses.

Kara Allread, Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of BRC shares, “Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio has a longstanding tradition of providing exceptional care and services in the area. Our vision, mission and values align quite well with theirs so entering into an executive consulting agreement is a good fit for both of us. We are pleased to begin to work with MHCO and look forward to partnering with them as together we move their mission forward in Bluffton, Pandora and the surrounding communities.”

BHMS began in 2011 and provides management, consulting, operational and other services to non-profit, faith-based providers of senior services.

BRC, affiliated with the Southern Ohio/Kentucky District Church of the Brethren located in Greenville, Ohio was established in 1902. BRC serves over 560 residents across their full continuum of care with 375 care partners, assets of $31.5 million, and revenues exceeding $20.1 million.

With a combined 177 years of experience, both organizations offer faith-based, mission focused and top-notch expertise in senior housing and healthcare services in their respective communities.