Concordia Lutheran Ministries Acquires Villa St. Joseph in Baden

Contact: Shirley Freyer
Concordia Lutheran Ministries
Tel: 724-352-1571 x8266

Concordia Lutheran Ministries Acquires Villa St. Joseph in Baden

Jefferson Twp., PA –Concordia Lutheran Ministries of Pittsburgh acquired Villa St. Joseph, a CARF accredited 120-bed skilled nursing and rehab facility off Route 65 in Baden today. The facility, now called Concordia at Villa St. Joseph, holds a 5-star rating from Medicare and is licensed for Medical Assistance. The facility will be part of the Continuing Care Retirement Community of CLM of Pittsburgh.  

The Sisters of St. Joseph established Villa St. Joseph in 1997 in order to meet the critical health care needs of elderly residents in Beaver County and surrounding communities as well as the needs of their own sisters.

“The Sisters of St. Joseph have been committed to the success and vitality of the Villa since its foundation. Concordia Lutheran Ministries has indicated that it recognizes the quality of care and excellent service provided by the Villa and has expressed a commitment to build on the solid foundation of Villa St. Joseph,” said Sister Mary Pellegrino, Congregational Moderator for the Sisters of St. Joseph.  

Concordia President and CEO Keith Frndak said, “Concordia searches for certain characteristics when considering prospects to expand our mission to serve seniors. Our Board of Directors believes that Villa St. Joseph offers an excellent opportunity to continue to be a Christian consolidator,” he said. “It is a faith-based community with a reputation for high quality care and we look forward to serving the people of Beaver County for many years. Concordia welcomes our new staff members and residents into the Concordia family.”  

Concordia has appointed Rachelle Arnold as Administrator. She has served as Administrator at Harmony Physical Rehabilitation on the Concordia of Monroeville campus. Visit our new website at
Frndak is available for interviews. Please call Director of Public Relations Shirley Freyer at 724-352-1571, ext. 8266 to coordinate.

Celebrating 137 years, Concordia Lutheran Ministries is a Christian, not-for-profit organization and is recognized as one of only a few organizations in the world with an Aging Services Network accreditation. With a pending Florida acquisition, Concordia will operate 911 independent living units, 1158 personal care or assisted living beds (including memory care), 742 skilled nursing beds and 26 hospice beds. Concordia also has extensive home and community services including home health care, private duty home care, durable medical equipment, hospice and palliative care and pharmacy services for residents.  System-wide, Concordia will have more than 2900 employees.