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Nursing Home at Vincentian Regency in McCandless to Close

Staff will work with residents and families to transition to other facilities through June 2013.

Vincentian Collaborative System announced Wednesday that it plans to discontinue skilled nursing care at Vincentian Regency in McCandless over the next seven months, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.

The decision to close Regency by June 2013 came after Vincentian evaluated all of its facilities for renovations and determined the design of the 143-bed home, located on Babcock Boulevard, made it unsuitable for upgrades, the Pittsburgh Business Times reported

In addition, some improvements needed immediately were cost prohibitive.

“With today’s health care facilities trending away from institutional style care to home and community style facilities, the Vincentian system is investigating innovative approaches to senior care for the future,” the system said in a prepared statement.

Vincentian Regency staff will work with residents and families to assure a smooth transition to other facilities through June 2013, the system said. 

"With more than 850 employees, Vincentian Collaborative System is a not-for-profit Catholic health care and human services organization headquartered in Pittsburgh’s North Hills," its website states.

VCS oversees operations for two child care centers and a rehabilitation company as well as four long-term care facilities with 673 beds providing a continuum of care for seniors from independent living to personal care to skilled nursing and rehabilitation, according to the VCS website.

VCS is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (formerly the Vincentian Sisters of Charity).

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Paula Markovich December 07, 2012 at 03:15 PM
So sad. My mom was a resident for 10 years. The staff were top notch and provided excellent care at all times. We are forever grateful for the love that they gave to her.
Kathy Zawojski December 07, 2012 at 06:56 PM
My mother and father in law were both residents and received excellent care. The closing very sad.
John December 07, 2012 at 07:49 PM
A sad day. I hope the system is able to provide most of the employees with jobs in other facilities.
Corinna Boyle December 08, 2012 at 12:20 AM
So sad to close one of their only nursing homes that consistently get's a 5 star rating. And an unlikely future for their employees.
John December 10, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Just another example of how the Church worries about everyone except those who work for it.

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