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Benchmark Senior Living, Stamford Health System Announce Transfer of Ownership of Edgehill

Massachusetts-based Benchmark Purchases Stamford Continuing Care Retirement Community

 
PRLog - Nov. 15, 2011 - STAMFORD, CT / November 15, 2011 – Benchmark Senior Living and Stamford Health System (SHS) announce the completed transaction for the transfer of ownership of Edgehill Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Today, Edgehill joins the Benchmark Senior Living family as the company’s 16th location in Connecticut, including Ridgefield, Trumbull and Brookfield.

Based in Wellesley, Mass., Benchmark is the largest provider of senior living services in New England, with more than 45 communities from Connecticut to Maine, and has been called the “best of the best” when it comes to operating successful communities for the past 14 years.

“With senior care as the focus of our business, we’re dedicated to providing exceptional service and personal care that Edgehill residents have come to expect. We’ll continue advancing this philosophy we believe in wholeheartedly, one that is perfectly aligned with that of the former owner, Stamford Health,” said Benchmark’s founder, chairman and CEO Tom Grape, who is originally from Fairfield County. “I’m proud to be able to expand our commitment to seniors throughout my home state and all of New England.”

“We’re working closely with Benchmark to ensure this transition goes as smoothly as possible,” said Kathleen Silard, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at SHS. “We’ve had a great relationship with Edgehill’s residents and families, and our goal is to maintain those relationships with members of the healthcare community we serve.”

According to Silard, Benchmark is a well-suited successor to Stamford Health System for a number of reasons. The company has a reputation for providing quality care, a deep-rooted tradition of providing resident-centered services, a strong New England focus, demonstrated success in operating numerous communities in Connecticut and a solid financial background.

For more information about Benchmark’s vision and core values, and a feel for the refined lifestyle for which Benchmark communities are known, visit www.BenchmarkSeniorLiving.com.

About Benchmark
Benchmark Senior Living, a privately held company headquartered in Wellesley, Mass., is the largest provider of senior living services in the region and the state of Connecticut, owning and managing 45 communities throughout New England. Since 1997, the organization has had a strong reputation for quality of care and services, offering older adults a variety of senior living options, including independent living, traditional assisted living, assisted living for memory-impaired and respite stays.

About Stamford Health System
Stamford Hospital is a not-for-profit provider of comprehensive healthcare services in lower Fairfield County and the region. The mission of Stamford Hospital is to provide, together with its physicians, a broad range of high-quality health and wellness services focused on the needs of our communities. Stamford Hospital is a member of the Planetree Alliance, a group of hospitals nationwide focused on patient-centered care. Stamford Hospital is affiliated with New York Presbyterian Health System, and is a major teaching affiliate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Benchmark Senior Living, a privately held company headquartered in Wellesley, Mass., is the largest provider of senior living services in the region and the state of Connecticut, owning and managing 45 communities throughout New England.

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