The Educational Assessment Guidelines Leading toward Excellence (EAGLE) accreditation is a quality enhancement program offered every five years to faith-based organizations providing care to older adults, children, youth and families. 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. EAGLE peer reviewers focus on an organization’s relationships within its local community, on the persons being served, as well as governance and management.

Wesbury first achieved EAGLE accreditation from the United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries in 1992, and has been re-accredited in every period since, most recently in Accreditation verifies our commitment to provide the highest quality programs, services and facilities to our residents. It also signifies Wesbury’s financial strength, sound governance and professional management ability.

Photo description, left to right: Brian Nageotte, Vicki Bradshaw, and Rev. Sam Marchetta received Wesbury’s official recognition at the “Celebration of Excellence” during UMA’s Annual Meeting held in Ft. Meyers, Florida in May 2019. Photograph by Strattons Photography.

As a Christian organization with a focus on excellence in achieving our mission, EAGLE accreditation is a great fit for us. Although we do not strive for excellence because of EAGLE, it is a large part of our plan for trying to achieve excellence. Not only does EAGLE provide specific guidelines that continually push us to improve our processes and services, but it is also an unbiased assessment of the level of those services. One of my guiding principles in our organization is that we put monitors in place for all of our policies and procedures so we can determine if we are doing what we intended. EAGLE is our monitor for excellence. I would like to thank EAGLE, The Commission, and all of the reviewers for pushing us to soar higher. To those individuals and families who are looking for supportive services at any level, we hope this accreditation says to them “Wesbury is MORE.”

- Brian Nageotte, Wesbury President and CEO
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