Memorial Hospital of South Bend has Purchased 90-Bed Inpatient Behavioral Health Services of Madison Center

Memorial Hospital of South Bend has purchased three buildings that accommodate approximately 90 inpatient beds and will start a new inpatient behavioral health program as a department of Memorial Hospital. The inpatient behavioral health program will be named Memorial EPWORTH CENTER.

The three buildings on the Madison Campus near Hill and Niles Avenue in South Bend are: the Madison Geropsychiatry building, the Madison Hospital building and the Riverside Hospital building. Current Madison Center employees can apply for positions through Memorial.

Confirmation of the acquisition was announced today (April 1), by the judge reviewing the receivership proceedings of Madison Center. Memorial will officially take over operations of the inpatient areas as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, April 7. Patients should see no disruption of services during this transition.

Memorial Hospital Chief Operating Officer, Kreg Gruber said, “There are certainly not many groups raising their hand to protect this crucial community resource. Our Board of Directors and our Leadership team are proud to have Memorial once again step forward to protect the health of our community.”

Memorial Board Member, Tom Cassady added, “The need for behavioral health support for a wide range of illnesses is growing, our region needs high quality care and we look forward to strengthening mental health support for those in need.”

Updates on the progress of this transition will be available at Memorial’s Web site as they become available.


Maggie Scroope

Edgar Diaz