The St. Barnabas Beaver Story
If the St. Barnabas campus in Gibsonia were a movie, the new Beaver County location just might become the next blockbuster sequel.
In the late 1960s, St. Barnabas was a relatively small operation with one building on 200 acres of beautiful, rolling farmland in Gibsonia with 43 employees and 65 residents.
The organization grew steadily, and now boasts properties in Allegheny, Beaver and Butler counties. Included are three retirement living communities, five living assistance residences, a medical center, a skilled care facility, memory care, home care, hospice care, and a performing arts center, auto repair shop, and a golf resort with 56 hotel rooms, two restaurants and two 18-hole golf courses.
Beaver County residents have gotten a sneak preview of what St. Barnabas has to offer, courtesy of St. Barnabas Beaver Meadows, a state-of-the-art 75-bed assisted living facility in Brighton Township.
In 2019, St. Barnabas purchased the former Michael Baker International headquarters, nestled on 175 scenic acres in Brighton Township and soon followed that purchase with the Tusca Plaza Shopping Center.
The Michael Baker property will be developed to best suit the needs of local residents. There could be carriage homes, living assistance residences, memory care and home care services. There will definitely be many recreational options for active seniors.
Shortly after purchasing the Tusca Plaza shopping center, St. Barnabas began making improvements to the property and started searching for a much needed local grocery store. Over the next year, St. Barnabas worked tirelessly to find a grocery solution for the residents of Brighton Township.
In December 2019, the new Tusca Plaza Shop ‘n Save store opened for business. St. Barnabas took the challenge of finding a grocery store solution personally and decided to own and operate this new store.
The newly renovated store includes brand new eco-friendly equipment that will make the shopping experience even better for customers.
The Safran family, Phil, Jarret and Brittany, were hired to manage the operations at the Tusca Plaza Shop ‘n Save. They bring decades of grocery experience to Brighton Township. The Safrans are the owners of the Ambridge and Rochester Shop ‘n Save stores.
The plaza continues to be home to several businesses and restaurants, as well as the newly remodeled Shop ‘n Save Express fueling station.
St. Barnabas will continue to identify opportunities to improve the services offered in Beaver County. The latest opportunity occurred on January 1, 2020 when St. Barnabas acquired the Windle Dental practice located next to St. Barnabas Beaver Meadows and across the street from the Tusca Plaza.
For the past 38 years, Dr. Henry Windle has provided local residents with the finest of dental care. They have expanded their services to also include caring for people with sleep disorders. While the name will change to
St. Barnabas Dental Group, Dr. Windle and his team will continue to provide the finest care to their patients.
The new St. Barnabas campus won’t be a case of ‘build it and they will come.’ Instead, the needs of the local residents will have top billing.
This is one sequel you won’t want to miss.