“This agreement and subsequent project continue our long history of service and ministry to those in need,” said Sister Barbara Sable, SS.CM, president of the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius. “As we worked to find potential partners for our property, it was important that they share our community mission and care for our neighbors. We are pleased to have found this with this agreement, which will fill a critical need for so many people with this facility.”
The land is located on the Sisters’ property in Mahoning Township behind Maria Hall. Existing zoning at the proposed site allows commercial and medical use.
“We are grateful for the Sisters’ partnership and their continued support of the community and this project,” said Megan Brosious, chief administrative officer of Geisinger’s central region. “Nearly 2,300 patients with a behavioral health diagnosis come to Geisinger Medical Center’s emergency room each year – a number we expect to grow significantly in the next five years. We are grateful to so many in the community who have shown their commitment to the health and well-being of our neighbors in need during this process, and we look forward to realizing this solution with Acadia.”
Once approved and the land purchase completed, Geisinger and its joint venture partner Acadia Healthcare plan to build the Geisinger Danville Behavioral Health Center, a 96-bed inpatient behavioral health facility. The proposed facility will be one-story and will meet the municipality’s land use requirements.
To provide city residents and property neighbors with information on the proposed facility, the organizations are planning a community information session in the coming weeks. More information about this event will be announced.
About the sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius
The Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius were founded in Scranton, PA in 1909. In 1919 they moved their national headquarters to Danville, PA. They serve in 5 states in education, health care, pastoral work, spiritual direction, chaplaincy and administration. Sensitive to contemporary needs, especially to justice and peace, they reach out with compassion to evangelize and teach; to care for the elderly, the young, the poor, the sick, the lonely, immigrants and wounded families. Learn more at sscm.org or connect with us at Facebook.
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a research institute and the Geisinger College of Health Sciences, which includes schools of medicine, nursing and postgraduate education. . With more than 25,000 employees and 1,700+ physicians employed, Geisinger boosts the economies of its hometown of Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us at Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn AND I tweet.
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