Excela Health, Greensburg, Pa., completed its purchase of 149-bed Mercy Jeannette (Pa.) Hospital. With the purchase, Mercy Jeannette has been renamed Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital at Jeannette, becoming an extension of 274-bed Excela Westmoreland Regional Hospital in Greensburg.
Over the next five years, Excela has committed $10 million to the healthcare needs of the Jeannette community and has also promised to honor the ethical and religious directives for Catholic healthcare services at the Jeannette campus. Mercy Jeannette had been facing a $6.5 million loss from operations in November 2007 when Excela announced the deal to acquire it from Catholic Health East, Pittsburgh Mercy Health System and the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill. -- by Cinda Becker