News

The most recent news articles have been listed below. Click on the hyperlink in the "Headline" column to view the article.

  1. Shari VanderGast receives Lehigh Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence award for 2022

    On May 4, various Diakon staff and Board members had the opportunity to join Shari VanderGast, Diakon's Executive Vice President/Chief Operating & Administrative Officer, when she received one of Lehigh Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influen...

    May 11, 2022

  2. Diakon staff member receives “John Thomas Bevivino” award

    Congratulations to Diakon staff member Jessica Burgos. She is the recipient of the John Thomas Bevivino award. This award is for an individual at an organization that shows dedication, creativity and outstanding commitment to the value and prosperit...

    May 9, 2022

  3. Diakon sells four senior living communities

    After careful deliberation, Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries has made the difficult decision to sell four of its eight senior living communities. The decision was made to facilitate a broader senior living reinvestment and capital allocation plan ...

    December 8, 2021

  4. Cumberland Crossings breaks ground for new cottage-home development

    Cumberland Crossings residents and Diakon executive staff today broke ground for a new development of senior living cottage-homes on the Carlisle campus of the senior living community. With other independent living residents and Cumberland Crossing...

    June 7, 2021

  5. Diakon assists with Farm Market Vouchers distribution

    Farm market vouchers will soon be available to eligible Schuylkill County older adults. There are several ways to receive the vouchers. Applicants can complete an application and return it to Diakon Community Services through email, fax or mail. D...

    June 2, 2021

  6. Fitch affirms triple-B-plus rating, outlook ‘stable’

    Fitch Ratings of New York has affirmed its BBB+ rating of bonds issued on behalf of Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, with a financial outlook of “stable.” “We are very pleased with the continuation of our rating,” says Scott D. Habecker, Diakon p...

    May 4, 2021

  7. Diakon board names new President/CEO

    Updated Jan. 1, 2021: Scott D. Habecker today became Diakon President/CEO. The Diakon Board of Directors in early October named Habecker to the new role. Previously chief operating officer and chief financial officer, Habecker succeeded Mark T. Pi...

    October 5, 2020

  8. Mark Pile announces his retirement as Diakon president/CEO

    In concert with the Diakon Board of Directors, Mark T. Pile, MSHA, MSW, Diakon president/CEO, today publicly announced his retirement, effective the end of 2020. The public announcement followed communication Thursday and earlier today to Diakon ...

    September 18, 2020

  9. Diakon sells Twining Village

    Diakon yesterday completed the sale of Twining Village, located in Bucks County, Pa. See this announcement page for more information. 

    August 4, 2020

  10. Diakon president/CEO Mark Pile receives ‘Leadership Excellence’ award

    Mark T. Pile, president/CEO of the Diakon family of organizations, recently received the Leadership Excellence Award in the Central Penn Business Journal’s annual Nonprofit Innovation Awards. He was among seven finalists for the award, which was to...

    July 7, 2020