MECHANICSBURG, PA—Two thriving, faith-based providers of senior care services recently announced their intent to explore the possibility of joining forces. Mechanicsburg-based Messiah Lifeways and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania-based Menno Haven have entered into a memorandum of understanding to explore a possible affiliation.
“A combined organization would not only provide greater strength today, but would also foster additional possibilities for mission expansion at a pace greater than would be otherwise,” said Hugh Davis, president and CEO of Menno Haven. The organizations have strong missional and cultural alignment, are both rooted in the Anabaptist faith and have strong reputations for serving older adults throughout south central Pennsylvania.
“The unique attributes of each organization and geographic locations present additional opportunities for growth,” said Karl Brummer, president and CEO of Messiah Lifeways. “Our organizations’ founders have a history of bold decision-making, and exploring the opportunity to join forces with another like-minded, quality provider continues that legacy.”
A steering committee made up of executive leaders and board members from both of the organizations has been formed and due diligence has begun. As the relationship develops, additional information will be provided to residents, team members and other constituents over the upcoming months.