Cabot, PA, (April 5, 2011) – Good Samaritan Hospice (GSH), a mission of Concordia Lutheran Ministries, and Heritage Valley Health System announced a partnership between the two organizations that will establish a stronger presence and serve more individuals in need of hospice care in the southwestern Pennsylvania region.
The agreement includes Heritage Valley Health System’s partial share in Good Samaritan Hospice, which includes the Good Samaritan House in Wexford, PA and the Good Samaritan Cabot Unit in Cabot, PA. Both locations provide quality, end-of-life care in a comfortable inpatient facility.
“We’re very excited to have Heritage Valley as a partner in our growth and service to those in need of hospice care. We have always had a very positive relationship with the health system and we look forward to growing that relationship in the future,” says Anzie Kelley, executive director for Good Samaritan Hospice.
As part of the agreement, two new board members from Heritage Valley will serve on the GSH Board of Directors: Norman F. Mitry, president and CEO, and Bryan J. Randall, vice president and CFO.
Heritage Valley Health System’s range of healthcare delivery services through hospitals, community satellite locations and physician practices complements Concordia Lutheran Ministries’ focus on care for the elderly.
“We identified a real synergy in delivery of care that can be obtained by partnering with Concordia,” stated Norm Mitry, president and CEO of Heritage Valley. “This relationship helps both organizations to most effectively utilize resources, provide high quality hospice care for the community, and does so efficiently by avoiding the duplication of services.”
“We have had an excellent working relationship with Heritage Valley in the last eight years through Concordia Visiting Nurses and this new partnership continues that good will to service even more people as they manage a serious illness for themselves or for a loved one,” added Keith E. Frndak, CEO and President of Concordia Lutheran Ministries.
About Concordia Lutheran Services
Concordia Lutheran Ministries is a CARF-CCAC accredited Aging Services Network, one of the largest, most financially secure senior care providers in the country. Concordia offers a lifetime continuum of care that includes adult day services, assisted living, home care, hospice, medical and rehabilitation services, memory support, respite care, retirement living, skilled nursing, and medical equipment capabilities. For more information on Good Samaritan Hospice, visit www.good-samaritanhospice.org.
About Heritage Valley Health System
Heritage Valley Health System provides comprehensive healthcare for residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties, in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; and the panhandle of West Virginia. In partnership with more than 400 physicians, Heritage Valley offers a broad range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services at its two hospitals, Heritage Valley Beaver and Heritage Valley Sewickley; in physician offices; and community satellite facilities. Additional information about Heritage Valley Health System is available online at www.heritagevalley.org.