On Friday, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare notified Millcreek Manor officials that they could not sell 88 bed licenses to Pleasant Ridge Manor. According to an article on GoErie.com, this decision could affect plans to consolidate another nursing home, Pleasant Ridge Manor.
“We’re looking at what our options are. I think everyone is shocked, and no one saw this coming,” said Robert Smith, chief executive at Pleasant Ridge.
Millcreek Manor is planning to expand at a new facility, and county officials had previously accepted the offer for the bed licenses as part of plans for a new, combined Pleasant Ridge Manor.
Officials say they will appeal the decision and have 30 days to do so. Smith plans to meet with Erie County Council, which is currently acting as Pleasant Ridge’s board of trustees, to discuss the issues.
Millcreek Manor, a 50-bed skilled nursing facility, plans to build a new, 138-bed nursing home. There are 312 state-licensed, skilled-nursing beds at Pleasant Ridge Manor-West and 78 at Pleasant Ridge Manor-East.