Porter Hills Announcement
In 2017, the Porter Hills board announced it was seeking an affiliation with another senior health care organization to strategically position Porter Hills for the future. Throughout the ensuing process, the Porter Hills board has stayed in close communication and cooperation with Westminster. This spring, our Session expressed support for their plan and expressed our desire to maintain a voice and vote in the process. You may view our session letter and the Porter Hills response to learn more.
The Porter Hills Board now announces they have begun the formal “due diligence” process with United Methodist Retirement Communities, which includes the continuing participation of Westminster. The Session and Trustees voted unanimously on August 20 to welcome and support this affiliation.
Westminster owes a great deal of thanks to member Barbara Goodspeed (trustee representative to the Porter Hills board) for her incredible investment of time throughout this involved process; Ken Tiews for his legal expertise and documents; and Scott McPheeters, trustee president, and many others who helped guide us through this process alongside Porter Hills.
Check out the Grand Rapids Business Journal's story on the merger to learn more.
Let Rev. David Baak know if you have questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-717-5544.