Village at Sprenkle Drive residents evacuated to 15 other care centers

Staff report

About 100 residents of a Manchester Township nursing home were evacuated early Sunday morning after a pipe feeding the facility’s sprinkler system burst.

The pipe broke about 11 p.m. Saturday at The Village at Sprenkle Drive, a 104-bed skilled care center at 1801 Folkemer Circle, according to SpiriTrust Lutheran, the center’s operator.

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Residents were moved to a community center for relocation to 15 skilled care centers in central Pennsylvania. The Manchester Township Fire Department and White Rose Ambulance assisted with the evacuation, according to a news release from SpiriTrust.

“Due to their rapid response we were able to safely settle our residents into a safe location within a few hours,” said Kate Hershey, the executive director of The Village at Sprenkle Drive. “We deeply appreciate the caring and kind manner in which they treated our residents during this stressful time.”

Angela Dohrman, the senior vice president and chief operating officer of SpiriTrust, thanked the staff at the centers that took in the 99 residents “who were displaced by this unexpected event.”

She said the priority now is to return the residents to The Village at Sprenkle Drive as soon as possible.

SpiriTrust provided family members with a hotline number to receive information about their loved ones until the center is ready to accept the residents back, according to the news release.

Residents from The Village at Sprenkle Drive were transferred to the following locations, according to SpiriTrust:

1. Colonial Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

2. Frey Village Retirement Center

3. Hanover Hall

4. Luther Care

5. Messiah Village

6. ManorCare Health Services – York South

7. Moravian Manor

8. Normandie Ridge

9. Pleasant Acres Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

10. Rest Haven Rehab & Nursing

11. Spang Crest

12. The Village at Cross Keys – The Brethren Home Community

13. SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Gettysburg

14. SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Shrewsbury

15. SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Utz Terrace