The Gardens of St. Francis
The Little Sisters of the Poor and CHI Living Communities announced that the two Catholic organizations signed a purchase agreement which transferred ownership of the Little Sisters of the Poor’s campus to CHI Living Communities on February 1, 2019. The new name is The Gardens of St. Francis.
“Our shared Catholic identity makes this an ideal transition for the residents, families, and community,” said Rick Ryan, President/CEO of CHI Living Communities. “Like the Little Sisters of the Poor, our core values of reverence, integrity, compassion, and excellence center on our profound respect for each person.”
Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas, Bishop of Toledo, said, “I am so pleased to learn the Little Sisters of the Poor have signed a purchase agreement with CHI Living Communities. It is my sincere hope that they will carry on the excellent work of the Little Sisters of the Poor in caring for residents with Gospel inspired values. I look forward to the expansion of CHI Living Communities’ presence in the Diocese of Toledo as they continue the legacy of the Little Sisters of the Poor and their witness to the healing and merciful love of Christ Jesus.”
“The Gardens of St. Francis is part of a Catholic ministry that began in northwest Ohio and is locally based. CHI Living Communities currently has 13 campuses across the United States serving more than 2,500 residents and employing over 2,000,” Mr. Ryan added. “Those shared services help us to lead with care and meet the body, mind, and spirt needs of each person in the most dignified and faith-based manner possible.”