Baptist Village Communities (BVC) announced March 10 the potential transfer of Baptist Village of Hugo to Ardmore-based Elmbrook Management, Inc. BVC has operated Baptist Village of Hugo since 1958.

Baptist Village of Hugo is the only stand-alone nursing home operated by Baptist Village Communities. BVC’s future operation of nursing homes will only include nursing homes located on continuing care retirement community (CCRC) campuses. CCRC campuses offer multiple levels of services. Additional services usually include independent living, assisted living, memory support and home health care.

“We are confident Elmbrook is a great choice for Hugo and proactively reached out to them because of their outstanding and long proven record of successfully operating nursing homes across southern Oklahoma,” said Baptist Village Communities President Bill Pierce. “We are proud to have had the opportunity to serve the Hugo community for 63 years. I believe Baptist Village of Hugo will continue to thrive long into the future.”

Tom Coble, president of Elmbrook said, “We are honored to continue providing quality services and care to residents in Hugo. This Village perfectly fits the Elmbrook service model, and we look forward to the future.”

Baptist Village Communities and Elmbrook are committed to transparency as this process begins. Both organizations want to ensure residents, their families, BVC employees and the community that the goal is a seamless transition of the nursing home from one organization to another. Residents currently living at The Village will not experience any disruption during this transition. BVC strongly believes both residents and staff will benefit from the potential transition.

Elmbrook will begin due diligence soon. The transition is projected to be complete by the end of June. Contingent upon completion of this transaction, BVC plans to offer four adjacent apartments on .66 acres of land to Frisco Association as a gift. The apartments are located directly across from the associational office in Hugo.