Senior Services soars with accreditation


Mississippi Methodist Senior Services, Inc. has been awarded the prestigious EAGLE accreditation by the United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries (UMA).

This marks the third time that Tupelo-based MMSS has earned this award. With this distinction, Mississippi Methodist Senior Services is recognized as a premier member of the growing list of faith-based EAGLE accredited organizations. 

The Educational Assessment Guidelines Leading toward Excellence (EAGLE) accreditation is a quality enhancement program offered to faith-based organizations providing care to older adults, children, youth and families, community services ministries and hospitals and health systems. The accreditation is effective for a five-year period. Mississippi Methodist Senior Services is the only accredited eldercare program in Mississippi.

The intensive self-assessment and peer review process encourages and recognizes excellence in Christian mission and ministry. EAGLE accredited facilities are reviewed stringently based on relationships with the local community, business practices, social principles, as well as Christian mission. 

“Simply put, EAGLE has made us a better organization,” said Steve McAlilly, MMSS president and CEO. “It helps us critique ourselves and calls us to be more than we were. Its special focus is in helping us relate our Wesleyan heritage to basic operations. This award gives Mississippi Methodist Senior Services national recognition as one of the top leaders in elder care.  We are proud to accept this award for the third time.”

For more than 40 years, MMSS has provided affordable, secure housing and quality care for elders. MMSS has 11 campuses in 10 communities throughout Mississippi. Its mission is to serve older adults in the spirit of Christian love.

Mississippi Methodist Senior Services was also honored with a Best Practice Innovation Award by UMA. The award honors organizations that exhibit exceptional levels of achievement beyond standard practices. MMSS was recognized for allowing each of its 650 employees to take a day off to give in service to their communities.