Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital - a century-old healthcare fixture in Binghamton - has been acquired by the Sayre-based Guthrie Clinic.

Ascension Health of St. Louis sold Lourdes and its affiliated operations in Broome, Tioga and Delaware counties to Guthrie. The deal was announced last June.

The Ascension logo in front of Lourdes Hospital on January 31, 2024. It was removed the following morning. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
The Ascension logo in front of Lourdes Hospital on January 31, 2024. It was removed the following morning. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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Terms of the sale were not disclosed as part of that announcement but Guthrie had sought approval to borrow $140 million to finance the acquisition.

Lourdes is anchored by the 242-bed hospital on Riverside Drive on Binghamton's West Side. It was founded in October 1925 by the Daughters of Charity in what once was the home of Merritt Corbett.

A sign at the employee entrance to Guthrie Lourdes Hospital on February 1, 2024. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
A sign at an employee entrance to Guthrie Lourdes Hospital on February 1, 2024. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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A Guthrie spokesperson said Lourdes and its affiliates employ about 3,000 people.

Lourdes workers were issued their new Guthrie badges on Thursday as the formal transition was completed.

FLASHBACK: An old Lourdes Hospital sign that was removed on December 10, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
FLASHBACK: An old Lourdes Hospital sign that was removed on December 10, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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Crews with Jax Signs of Endicott showed up at 6 a.m. to remove Ascension signage - which had been in place for about two years. New signs for Guthrie Lourdes Hospital were installed during the day.

Guthrie signs will soon appear at all Lourdes facilities across the Southern Tier.

VIDEO: A visit to Lourdes Hospital on Riverside Drive on its first day as part of The Guthrie Clinic on February 1, 2024.

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