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Compassionate Care

Misericordia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center


78 years of


Serving residents with a heart of mercy


Welcome to Misericordia

Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is committed to providing compassionate care to older adults who require skilled nursing care.


Misericordia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation owned and operated by the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy, a Catholic religious congregation.  Caring for people of all religious faiths, our mission is:

To serve our residents with a heart of mercy by providing kind, patient and compassionate care that meets individual needs and preferences.


Our History

In 1943, Harrisburg Diocesan officials asked the Daughters of Mercy to undertake the care and management of a Convalescent Home in York, PA. Our Sisters gladly accepted and welcomed the opportunity to inaugurate caring for the sick and elderly with loving compassion as a new work of mercy -- one that was especially dear to the heart of our Foundress, St. Mary Joseph Rossello. 


The Home sat at 505 Roosevelt Avenue, a residential area in the city of York. Formerly known as the old Shipley Mansion, the stately building, then owned by the diocese, underwent renovations to

accommodate 15 residents. After two years of ministering in the Home, the diocese asked our sisters to take over its ownership and assume full responsibility for the facility. 


The building was formally blessed as Misericordia Convalescent Home by Bishop George Leech on October 23, 1943. The Sisters who administered the Home worked untiringly and made great sacrifices to provide a welcoming and caring place for the ill and elderly of the York area.


After 22 years of operation at Roosevelt Avenue, the old building failed to meet safety requirements. It became necessary to find a new building or to build one.  Recognizing an urgent need to continue this work of mercy, many in the York community conducted a capital campaign to raise funds for a new building located at 998 S. Russell Street.  In 1966 the new building was ready for occupancy and considered a state-of-the-art facility. 




The 50-bed facility, now known as Misericordia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, was recently renovated to create a more home-like atmosphere and provide additional services for its residents. Well known in the York area, the Home has attained a five-star rating as a skilled nursing home and rehabilitation center.

Our highly qualified nursing staff provides our residents 24-hour care for both short and long-term stays. In addition to skilled nursing care, we provide rehabilitation services (physical, occupational and speech therapy), hospice care for end of life needs, and respite care for caregivers who need a break from the challenges of caring for a loved one. Our staff cares for residents as a whole – mind, soul, and body. Our in-house chapel is welcome to all and Catholic Mass is celebrated several times a week.

Misericordia has consistently been included in U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Best Nursing Homes” for our quality of care. We enjoy the distinction of being the only 5-star rated nursing home in York. This rating is determined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.


Misericordia welcomes residents of all religious denominations. Mass is celebrated each Sunday at 10:30 in our beautiful chapel. All are welcome. Please call 717-755-1964 to schedule a tour of our facility and to meet our staff. We are located at 998 S. Russell St. in York, just off Interstate 83 at exit 18.

If you or a loved one is in need of short-term or long-term care, we offer exceptional quality, convenience, and value in a family-oriented environment. Our staff takes pride in providing personal loving care and in making sure that every day is a fulfilling one. We want you to feel right at home in our small, caring atmosphere. We appreciate the opportunity to be of service to you.

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