Our very own, Betty Rush, was named the 2019 Valiant Woman Award. Chairman, Mary Ann Day read a profile about Rush stating all her good deeds she does for her community of Alliance. Rush is respected for her kindness, friendship and caring about others. She is one efficient lady in all that she does. She is very worthy of this honor. She was presented a frame certificate and a CWU pin along with a basket of fall flowers.

Crandall Medical Center, located on the campus of Copeland Oaks Retirement Community, has been recognized as part of Newsweek’s first-ever review of America’s Best Nursing Homes 2020. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider, Statista Inc. The award list was announced on September 30th, 2019 and can currently be viewed on the Newsweek website. “We are honored by this exceptional award. Our team continues to offer the best care in a culture of love, family, dignity and respect. We are blessed to be able to provide some of the highest direct care staffing levels in the state and are thankful for our tremendously capable and caring staff”, said Dave Mannion, CEO, Copeland Oaks and Crandall Medical Center. The award is based on an analysis of information from two sources: a reputation survey of industry experts (registered nurses, administrators, physicians etc.) and data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Out of over 15,000 of senior care organizations in the United States, 406 locations earned this distinction. Of the 406 qualifying facilities, only 14 from Ohio made the list, with Crandall Medical Center being recognized as number three in Ohio. Crandall Medical Center is pleased to be recognized as one of Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes 2020. “To be recognized amongst so many competitors for the quality care we provide is gratifying, humbling, and a true honor.  We are so blessed to have the staff members that we do at every level; many have been with us for decades.  The amount of skill, compassion and dedication that they exude is beyond measure and makes Crandall Medical Center a place of excellence”, said Crandall Medical Center Administrator, Randi Roose.

Congratulations to Tanner Real Estate for again winning #1 agency in Alliance Area and to Lisa Trummer for getting voted #1 agent in the Alliance area.

The Alliance Early Learning School earned the state’s Overall A Award for receiving an A on its overall grade on the most recent state report card. Alliance High School received the state’s Momentum Award for exceeding expectation in student growth for the year. The High Progress School of Honor award is for schools with large portion of students from low-income homes that show significant academic gains on state tests over a five-year period. Rockhill Elementary School was the recipient for this award.

ALL IN Challenge Awards recognizes colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates. The University of Mount Union received a Silver Seal for achieving a student rate between 30 and 39 percent.