Youngstown Diocese approves Mercy Wellbeing sale of prolonged-term treatment facilities

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown has accredited the sale of Mercy Health’s lengthy-time period care amenities in the Valley.

Mercy Well being, which is a Catholic affiliated health care system, introduced in June that it was offering Assumption Village, Marian Living Center and Humility Household to Aventura Health Treatment Team. The transaction took location March 1.

Bishop David Bonnar announced his guidance for the transaction Thursday soon after conversations with Bon Secours Mercy Health and fitness management, diocesan associates and assessment of additional information and facts about the sale.

He said that Aventura Health and fitness Treatment Team has agreed to regard and accommodate the pastoral and religious requires of the residents.

Bishop Bonnar has issued a votum, an authoritative opinion necessary for the divestiture of church residence and temporal merchandise, recognised as “stable patrimony. It was approved December 2021 by the Vatican’s Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Existence.

“I am grateful for Mercy Health’s a lot of a long time of faith-stuffed provider to more mature grownups in the Mahoning
Valley, lots of of whom served to build our communities, as nicely as our Catholic parishes,” Bishop
Bonnar states. “My worry has constantly been for individuals impacted by this decision—residents, households
and workforce at the three long-time period care facilities associated with this transaction. The new purchaser has
agreed to regard and accommodate the pastoral and non secular demands of the people to the biggest
extent feasible. I am confident that the Catholic heritage and tradition of compassionate care will be
taken care of, and the Catholic wellness care directives regarding end-of-daily life problems will continue to be in effect.”

Bishop Bonnar and diocesan management approach to meet with associates from Aventura Health Team in the coming months to talk about how they will work together to present pastoral and religious treatment to citizens.