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Avalon Springs Place and Avalon Place Join UPMC Senior Communities

Expanding Access to World-Class Senior Care in Mercer and Lawrence Counties    

NEW CASTLE, Pa., April 6, 2017 – UPMC today announced that Avalon Nursing Center and Avalon Springs Nursing Center have joined UPMC Senior Communities.
 
Avalon Springs Nursing Center, a 100-bed skilled nursing facility located on a 40-acre campus in Mercer, Pa., becomes Avalon Springs Place, and Avalon Nursing Center, an 84-bed skilled nursing facility in New Castle, becomes Avalon Place. Both facilities specialize in complex medical care and short-term rehabilitative services.
 
“The integration of Avalon facilities into UPMC will continue to advance resident care services into the future in an ever-changing health care environment,” said Mark Bondi, president, UPMC Senior Communities. “The affiliation preserves Avalon’s mission to continue nonprofit care delivery, serving Mercer and Lawrence counties.”
 
UPMC Senior Communities, which offer independent and assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care are dedicated to promoting a lifestyle around health and wellness. The communities are staffed by experts who improve and enrich the lives of older adults so that they can stay active and as independent as possible. More than 2,900 western Pennsylvania seniors reside in UPMC Senior Communities.
 
Facility improvements, information technology upgrades, staff learning and development, and access to UPMC’s innovative geriatric specialty services and research will position Avalon Springs Place and Avalon Place to advance senior care and quality of living for older adults in the region.
 
“It’s always been our purpose to create a great place for our residents to live and a great place for our employees to work,” said John Hughes, administrator, Avalon facilities. “Every day, we work to produce the very best environment for residents, families, visitors and employees. Our affiliation with UPMC, a truly outstanding institution, will uphold our mission and move the organization forward.”
 
Avalon facilities will continue their strong ties as post-acute care providers in the shared regional marketplace of UPMC Horizon and UPMC Jameson.
 
“Our local UPMC hospitals have longstanding relationships with Avalon as partners in caring for our region,” said Don Owrey, president, UPMC Horizon. “Avalon Springs Place and Avalon Place have earned a reputation in our communities for high-quality care and resident satisfaction. Now integrated with UPMC, benefits such as electronic health record connectivity to UPMC facilities and local access to advanced geriatric care services will increase efficiencies and continuity of health care delivery for Avalon residents.”
 
With the addition of Avalon Place and Avalon Springs Place, UPMC Senior Communities now encompasses 21 facilities extending UPMC’s world-class senior care throughout seven counties in Pennsylvania.

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