VANDALIA, Ohio (UMA) - The United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries (UMA), a national network of health and welfare-related organizations announced that Bashor Home of The United Methodist Church, Goshen, Indiana has successfully retained EAGLE Accreditation.

The Educational Assessment Guidelines Leading toward Excellence (EAGLE) accreditation is a quality-enhancement process offered to faith-based organizations providing care to older adults, children, youth and families, community services ministries and hospitals and health systems. The intensive self-assessment and peer review process encourages and recognizes excellence in Christian mission and ministry. EAGLE accredited facilities are stringently reviewed based on business practices, social principles as well as their Christian mission. Relationships with the local community, Bashor Home of The United Methodist Church was recognized for its accomplishments at the annual EAGLE Gala on Friday, March 6 at UMA's 69th National Convention, in Indianapolis, Ind.

For more information about UMA or EAGLE Accreditation contact:

Teresa A. Trost, UMA Vice President and EAGLE Commission Director or 937-415-3624, ext. 304 (phone) or 937-853-0533 (fax).