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Bed Licenses at Pleasant Ridge Manor Sold

Erie County Council accepted a $2.5 million offer from Millcreek Manor for the sale of 88 individual bed licenses as part of plans for a new, combined Pleasant Ridge Manor.

Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare must sign off on the sale.

The bed licenses were sold to raise revenue to combine the 2 Pleasant Ridge facilities into a new 300-bed facility to be called Pleasant Ridge Manor. Plans including closing Pleasant Ridge Manor-East in Millcreek Township and moving its patients to Pleasant Ridge Manor-West in Fairview Township, creating a new, modern facility that could cost more than $60 million.

Millcreek Manor wants the bed licenses because it plans to expand as well, although there is no timetable for that expansion.