Sisters of St. Benedict at Our Lady of Grace Monastery Announce Sale of St. Paul Hermitage in Beech Grove to Green Tree Healthcare
(Beech Grove, Ind.) – The Sisters of St. Benedict at Our Lady of Grace Monastery today announced the sale of St. Paul Hermitage LLC – the Beech Grove retirement and nursing care facility that has been among the Sisters’ ministries for 60 years to Green Tree Healthcare. The facility will be operated by Envive Healthcare beginning on October 1, 2022.
“The Sisters came to this decision after much discernment and prayer,” said Monastery Prioress Sister Julie Sewell. “As you might imagine, the healthcare landscape has changed significantly from when St. Paul Hermitage opened its doors in 1961, to 2022, in terms of the finances, operating requirements and personnel needed to meet the needs of residents in nursing care facilities.”
“These challenges have led us to the sale of St. Paul Hermitage to Green Tree Healthcare, a larger health care system that shares our values of providing quality care for the residents and providing an excellent place to work for employees. Green Tree Healthcare has more resources than a standalone facility like ours can provide,” Sewell added.
Sewell emphasized that when the new owners are in place in October 1 2022, all current residents will continue to have a home at the facility, and their high-quality care will remain a priority.
“Our primary concern throughout the sale process has been our residents – who we have been privileged to serve – and ensuring that they continue to receive high-quality care,” Sewell said. “A smooth, compassionate, and prayerful transition in ownership is our goal, and the Sisters will remain involved throughout this time
In addition, all current employees of St. Paul Hermitage will be offered the opportunity to continue working with Green Tree Healthcare at the Beech Grove facility.
“While we are saddened to be moving on from this ministry, our work in other areas of the community – such as education, nursing, social services, hospitality and prayer – will endure,” Sewell said. “We will also continue be regular visitors to ‘The Hermitage’ as our community has both Sisters and Sisters’ family members living at the facility.
The facility will be run by the Envive Healthcare which operates nursing homes in Indiana and their website is https://www.envivehealthcare.com St. Paul Hermitage will be renamed to Envive of Beech Grove.
For more information on the Sisters of St. Benedict at Our Lady of Grace Monastery, please go to https://www.benedictine.com/