Mother Mark, of the Carmelite Sisters, and Christopher McLaughlin unveil a new official building sign at a press conference announcing the sale of the
Mother Mark, of the Carmelite Sisters, and Christopher McLaughlin unveil a new official building sign at a press conference announcing the sale of the Providence Care Center from the Sisters of Providence Health System to the Carmelite Sisters at the facility in Lenox on Monday. (Stephanie Zollshan / Berkshire Eagle Staff)

LENOX -- Providence Care Center of Lenox is being sold by its owner, Sisters of Providence Health System, to the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm for a transaction price of $5.5 million to $6 million.

The transfer of ownership to the Carmelites, based in Germantown, N.Y., is set for Tuesday. Details were announced at a mid-afternoon news conference at the facility, located at 320 Pittsfield Road (Routes 7 & 20).

The 69-bed center offers long-term care and short-term rehabilitation services and has received three consecutive deficiency-free annual surveys from the state Department of Public Health.


PHOTO GALLERY | Providence Care Center in Lenox sells to Carmelite Sisters


The facility, to be renamed Mount Carmel Care Center, Inc., will become a member of the Carmelite System, which includes 13 independent living and assisted living facilities in Framingham and South Boston, New York, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio and Dublin, Ireland.

"We see this as the passing of the torch from one nonprofit, faith-based organization to another," said Superior General Mother Mark Louis Randall of the Carmelite Sisters. "For many years, Providence Care Center has provided exceptional care to the community. We are committed to continuing this tradition of excellence and compassionate care."

"Providence Care Center of Lenox is an outstanding facility with a staff that is dedicated to high quality, individualized care," said Daniel P. Moen, president and chief executive officer of Sisters of Providence Health System. "Through this transition to the Carmelites, we are confident that the legacy of hope and healing entrusted to us by the Sisters of Providence will continue to be preserved."

Providence Care Center has won three consecutive "Excellence in Action" awards from My InnerView, a national provider of performance-improvement solutions for the senior care industry.

The facility, formerly the Valley View Nursing Home, was purchased by Sisters of Providence in 1995 and extensively renovated.

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