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YOUNGSTOWN – Bon Secours Mercy Health is selling its three senior care facilities in the Mahoning Valley to a New Jersey-based healthcare company, a move that has been greeted with concern by the Diocese of Youngstown.
The move – part of Bon Secours Mercy Health’s full divestiture of skilled nursing and assisted living operations in Ohio, Virginia and Florida, according to the diocese – includes Humility House in Austintown and The Assumption Village and Marian Living Center in North Lima.
The transaction with Aventura Health Group is expected to close by the end of the year, according to Mercy Health-Youngstown spokesperson Jonathan Fauvie. mentionned
“Aventura has over 60 years of experience in skilled nursing and assisted living care, and a long history of providing compassionate care to residents and patients within their facilities. They are focused on an ongoing investment in our facilities to ensure care is delivered in a way that honors the rich foundations laid by Mercy Health, and we believe they are the right partner to care for patients and residents. in the future. Health provided in a press release.
“As we continue the due diligence process, we are committed to keeping our associates, residents, patients and families informed and updated on the way forward. “
Humility House is a retirement home; The Village de l’Assomption, qualified nursing care and rehabilitation; and Marian Living Center, assisted living facility. Staff, residents and families have already been notified of the sale. All three are home to 300 residents combined, Fauvie said.
The parties are in the due diligence phase of the current transaction.
The diocese was informed of the decision on Monday. Bishop David J. Bonnar met with local officials of Mercy Health on Wednesday to “express his concern and sadness” that the establishments will no longer function as Catholic establishments in the diocese.
The facilities “have served the diocese as Catholic facilities for many years with dedicated staff,” Bonnar said in a diocese statement. “They provided residents and their families with care and compassion not only for their physical and emotional needs, but also for their spiritual needs. “
According to the diocese, Reverend Joseph P. Cardone, chef de mission of Bon Secours Mercy Health, wrote to the diocese: “As a ministry, we are focused on providing a full continuum of care to our patients and residents, But it is essential that we are aware of our core competencies and growth priorities, and that we do what is best for those we serve, without ever becoming complacent. The skilled nursing and assisted living service lines are capital intensive and require significant reinvestment in most facilities to remain both high quality and comprehensive.
Bon Secours Mercy Health has asked Bonnar for his authorization, or votum in canon law, regarding the alienation of ecclesiastical goods that he plans to send to the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
Bonnar, however, said in the statement “further studies and discussions must take place before a votum is given.”
Aventura operates three facilities in Pennsylvania, according to its website: two west of Philadelphia at Wester Chester and Prospect Park and the third in Carbondale north of Scranton.