Nazareth Home to buy Mercy Sacred Heart

Nazareth Home, a long-term care home and rehabilitation center sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, announced its intention Feb. 20 to acquire Mercy Sacred Heart, a nursing home founded by the Sisters of Mercy and owned by Catholic Health Partners.

Mercy Sacred Heart, located at 2119 Payne Street in Clifton, is home to infirm and aged Sisters of Mercy and Ursuline Sisters as well as lay people. The facility has 146 beds and other services.

The announcement from Nazareth Home Inc., said it had entered into an exclusive agreement with Catholic Health Partners and the acquisition would likely be complete by the end of this summer.

The press release said Nazareth Home would be able to offer 317 beds on its two campuses.

“Our goal will be not to duplicate the services of Nazareth Home on the Sacred Heart campus, but to develop new programs and expand much needed services to the community,” Mary Haynes, president and CEO of Nazareth Home, said in the release.

Sister Adeline Fehribach, provincial of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, said in the release, “The purchase of Mercy Sacred Heart by Nazareth Home would extend the excellent, compassionate care Nazareth Home provides residents of the Louisville area. We are very pleased with the possibility of expanding the ministry of Nazareth Home to those in need of its services and with Mary Haynes for her leadership in the nursing home profession and the care she has shown for those who need these services.”

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