Former Ashland hospital up for auction
The former Ashland Hospital in Butler Township near Fountain Springs is currently up for auction.
The online auction, which began on Monday, June 14, 2021 with a starting bid of $ 200,000, is currently offered at $ 400,000 but is listed as “unfulfilled reserve” at 10:45 am Wednesday.
Marcus & Millichap’s Dunkle Group is listed as the current owner.
According to the website, the property is described as:
191,858 sq. Ft. 6-storey 3-wing brick structure with typical hospital layout with central kitchen and glass-ceilinged cafeteria. This former general acute care hospital includes three additional buildings, 285 parking spaces and a heli-pad. It has been recently updated including a new natural gas / oil dual boiler system, new roof and electrical systems. The building is located along RT 61 in Schuylkill County, minutes from I-81, RT 54, RT 901 and RT 924, approximately 60 miles northeast of Harrisburg , 100 miles northwest of Philadelphia and with approximately 150,000 people living within a 15 mile radius.
The property also includes over 20 acres of land.
The last owner who actually used the property was at the time of Sainte-Catherine which closed abruptly in 2012.
It was a difficult financial race for the hospital following the divestiture of the state. In May 2006, the new owners renamed the hospital to St. Catherine’s Medical Center. A new name did not bring luck to the establishment. The hospital closed unexpectedly in the spring of 2012.
The property was the discussion site for Schuylkill County’s first hospital in the early 1870s with construction beginning in the 1880s with the first patient treated in 1883.
This building was in use until the 1960s, when the current building was constructed and completed in 1967, which became the Ashland State General Hospital and eventually the Ashland Regional Medical Center in 1992.
Funding became an issue in the late 1990s and early 2000s, until St. Catherine’s purchased the facility in 2006.
What do you think the property holds if it finds new owners?