Concordia Lutheran Ministries Signs Purchase Agreement to Acquire Country Meadows of South Hills

Concordia at Bridgeville Entrance

Leadership at Country Meadows, a family-owned senior living organization headquartered in Hershey, Pa., and Concordia Lutheran Ministries jointly signed an asset purchase agreement recently that will see Country Meadows of South Hills, located in Bridgeville, Pa., join the Concordia family of locations and services.

The campus, which will be called Concordia of Bridgeville following the closing date in early May, is a beautiful community located on 15.8 acres. It consists of supportive retirement living apartments, personal care and memory care. Concordia of Bridgeville will become part of the Concordia of Monroeville corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Concordia Lutheran Ministries.

Chris James will remain Executive Director for Concordia of Bridgeville. Concordia plans to retain 95% of the staff and honor all resident contracts and obligations. As a nonprofit organization, Concordia also plans to modify admissions standards to accept additional residents and intends to subsidize more people at the location. Last year, Concordia provided subsidized care to hundreds of residents system wide who have outlived their resources.

Concordia Lutheran Ministries President and CEO Keith Frndak said, “Country Meadows of South Hills is a beautiful community with great residents and team members, and we hope to build on the positive legacy introduced by the Leader family. Providing high-quality care, an excellent employee culture and financial stability are three of our main goals at all of our locations, and we look forward to serving the Bridgeville area for many years to come.”

Concordia at Bridgeville exterior

Meredith Mills, Country Meadows Retirement Communities President and CEO, said, “It is with very mixed emotions that we have made the decision to sell our South Hills campus. However, we are confident Concordia is the right partner to continue the mission begun by my family two generations ago and will provide a stable future for our co-workers and residents alike. What appealed to us about Concordia is they are a not-for-profit company with a similar mission and values focused on staff and residents, plus their strong leadership and solid reputation in our industry.”

Founded in 1881, Concordia Lutheran Ministries is a faith-based Aging Services Network. As one of the largest nonprofit senior care providers in the country, the organization serves 50,000 people annually through in-home care and inpatient locations. Throughout its system, Concordia offers adult day services, home health care, hospice, medical and rehabilitation services, memory care, personal care, assisted living, respite care, retirement living, skilled nursing/short-term rehab, spiritual care and medical equipment.

Since 2009, 11 senior care/living facilities and a number of home health and hospice agencies have joined the Concordia family, as Concordia has worked to expand its faith-based mission and become a “Christian consolidator” in the industry, to protect and preserve organizations with Christian roots and to aid in the long-term support of Christian health care ministries.

Concordia is a Recognized Service Organization of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS). Sixteen LCMS members and pastors comprise Concordia’s Parent Board of Directors and represent 27 regional LCMS member churches.

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Founded in 1881, Concordia Lutheran Ministries is a faith-based, CARF-accredited Aging Services Network and recipient of the inaugural Pennsylvania Department of Aging Excellence in Quality Care Award. As one of the largest nonprofit senior care providers in the country, the organization serves 50,000 people annually through in-home care and inpatient locations.

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