According to an article on the StandardSpeaker.com, Carbon County, PA commissioners announced that they have signed a letter of intent to sell the county-owned Weatherwood Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center to Guardian Health Care of Jefferson County.
The sale is expected to be closed on July 1. Once negotiations on the sales contract are completed, the terms of the deal, including the sale price, will be disclosed.
Raymond L. Calhoun, chairman of the board for Guardian, is quoted in the article as saying, “In talking with the county officials, we found we have the same values. We come from a rural area. We thought we were a good fit with Weatherwood, with the way we are used to doing business.”
The biggest concern for county commissioners was the care given at the nursing home. Commissioner Chairman William O’Gurek said that Guardian “will keep this asset as it is, in terms of jobs and quality of care. They have 14 years’ experience, and have taken over 23 nursing homes, only three outside Pennsylvania.”
After the commissioners announced in January that Weatherwood would be sold, more than 40 parties were interested in buying the facility and 11 tours of Weatherwood were given to potential buyers.