St. Luke’s Hospital closed its doors on Monday. Mercy is holding community meetings to discuss what might be next for this space.
MAUMEE, Ohio — Mercy Health announced Tuesday that it has officially taken control of the assets and property of the former St. Luke’s McLaren Hospital in Maumee.
Saint Luke closed its doors on Monday a little earlier than originally thought. McLaren announced in March it was the closing of the hospital and the sale of Mercy’s assets due to enormous financial problems.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Mercy Health is grateful for the healthcare expertise that McLaren St. Luke’s has been serving the region for decades,” said Mercy Health – Toledo President Bob Baxter. providing quality care to the residents of Maumee, Perrysburg, Waterville and the surrounding area. We are honored to continue working with McLaren St. Luke’s to offer a seamless transition for patients, physicians, community members and partners.”
Mercy and St. Luke’s worked together so patients could continue to receive care at Mercy facilities. Mercy too has hired at least 400 former St. Luke’s employeesincluding 150 nurses.
Maumee Mayor Rich Carr previously told WTOL 11 that he has been assured that all St. Luke’s employees who want to work at Mercy will be able to find work.
At least 861 people were notified of the layoffs in a pair of notices that went out in March.
“For two and a half years of work in St. Luke’s, I have always been incredibly proud of the commitment and dedication shown by this staff of professionals who are honored to serve their community,” said President and CEO of St. Luke Jennifer Montgomery. said. “It should be comforting for this community to know that many of these caregivers will continue to serve and provide convenient access to several frequently used health care services.”
Mercy will take over the assets on June 2. The company is working to restore as many outpatient services as possible.
Imaging, laboratory and rehabilitation services will be offered at Mercy’s St. Luke’s campus, as well as in Waterville and Perrysburg.
Baxter will lead two upcoming community forums with the public to discuss the future of the St. Luke’s site:
- May 9: Zion Lutheran Church, 22 N. 2nd St., Waterville, 6-7 p.m.
- May 16: Elk’s Lodge, 139 W. Wayne St., Maumee, 6-7 p.m.
St. Luke’s patients who need assistance can call Mercy Health at 888-987-6372.