GRAND RAPIDS, MI April 28, 2020 . . . For nearly seven years, the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids have owned and operated, with clinical and management partners, Marywood Health Center – a 49-bed skilled nursing facility located on the Sisters’ Marywood Campus. The Center provides clinical care and rehabilitation therapies for people recovering from illness or injury, stroke, or surgery.
Sister Sandra Delgado, Prioress for the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids said, “This has been an extremely challenging time for Marywood Health Center. It was built and staffed for 49 residents but now the Center is caring for a very small number of individuals. This decline in residents cared for, plus low reimbursement rates and reduced hospital referrals make ongoing operations unsustainable. We are deeply saddened by this, but the growing financial difficulties mean that we simply cannot continue to accept and care for patients.”
Sister Sandra Delgado emphasized that although Marywood Health Center is no longer accepting new admissions, it will ensure an orderly, safe discharge of all remaining residents to their homes or, if needed, to another health care facility. Together with our managing partner, Trinity Senior Services Management, we will be working to ensure an orderly and safe discharge of all remaining residents to their homes or, if needed, to another health care facility.
That same concern regarding the impact of the closing will also be extended to the employees working at the Health Center. Lucy McBride Poirier, Vice President—Operations West Michigan, Trinity Senior Services Management, which manages Marywood Health Center, stated, “As the facility winds down its operations, all efforts will be made to assist impacted colleagues. They will be offered outplacement services, including career counseling and job search assistance.”
For nearly eight years this compassionate and dedicated staff has provided excellent services and achieved top-notch results for so many individuals in our community. We are deeply grateful to them for their hard work and unending dedication.
The closure of the Marywood Health Center does not affect the operations of the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids or Aquinata Hall – assisted living. Trinity Senior Services Management will continue to manage Aquinata Hall. Marywood Health Corporation staff at AH and DSGR staff will not be affected by the closure of the Marywood Health Center. The permanent closure of Marywood Health Center does not affect the operations of Dominican Center conference and retreat center, bookstore or art gallery, all temporarily closed due to the pandemic crisis. Read More
We are grateful for the compassionate and dedicated staff who have provided excellent services for so many individuals in our community.