The Oak Hill Community
When you’re transitioning from hospital to home care, Oak Hills Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation is here to help. Our facility is located in Lorain, OH, across from Mercy Health Lorain Hospital. Our community is a caring place for you to finish your recovery and start your journey home.
Our 74-bed facility provides a sense of comfort that will make you feel welcome. We offer well-appointed private and semi-private rooms with easy access to our beautiful grounds. Oak Hills is proud of our long-tenured staff who work tirelessly to support your journey to recovery.
Our nutritionist and chef provide three delicious meals per day, and snacks are available anytime. We even have a beauty salon and barbershop to keep our residents looking and feeling their best.
Think Oak Hills!
Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
Oak Hills offers physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. There is an RN on duty 24/7. We also provide specialized therapy services such as diathermy, E-stim, ultrasound and a dynamic standing/balance machine.
Our experienced team provides:
- Wound care
- Bariatric care
- Diabetic services and training
- Psychiatric/psychological care
- Nutrition counseling
We also accommodate those residents who need to stay with us for an extended amount of time. Our medical director and hospitalist are very involved in supporting the facility. Our skilled nursing and rehabilitation services are readily available to our long-term care patients. Long-term care also includes infection control and contracted palliative and hospice care.
A facility van provides transportation to doctor’s appointments, outing and other needs as they arise. Our activities provide independent and group programs, specialized cognitive games, recreational outings, monthly social events and specialized shopping as needed.
Embassy's Wound Care Program is led by Dr. Marc Berkowitz
Dr. Marc A. Berkowitz started practicing Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in the greater Cleveland area in 2007. Dr. Berkowitz has special interests in Wound Care, Reconstructive Foot Surgery, Sports Medicine and Diabetic Foot Care. Dr. Berkowitz graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 2004 where he served as an adjunct clinical faculty member. He completed a three year surgical foot and ankle residency at University Hospitals Health System/Richmond Heights where he served as a clinical attending. During his post-graduate residency, Dr. Berkowitz received specialized training in Pediatric Lower Extremity Surgery in Vienna, Austria. Dr. Berkowitz currently owns and operates Wound Care Consultants LLC, a multi-specialty company composed of physicians and nurse practitioners that render conservative and invasive care to patients residing in post-acute type facilities. Dr. Berkowitz is double American Board Certified in Podiatric Medicine and Wound Healing.
What is Wound Care?
What is the Wound care program?
The wound program would be more of a preventive program to start. Reviewing new admissions/ being proactive with current residents in identifying nutrition and surface selection for the residents. Weekly rounds and communication between the facility and the wound provider. Weekly and monthly outcome tracking.
Why is it a good program?
Our wound program is good because we focus on being proactive with new and current residents to help reduce the chances of new wounds to develop. When wound care is needed the physicians look at the entire care of the residents and address them holistically with the IDT.
What are the benefits of the program?
Staff and resident education by the provider. 7 day provider available to assist with complex wounds on admission/ skin sweeps. Advance skin substitutes for wound healing.
Who are the providers?
Please see the list of physicians in the accordion below. Click on a physician’s name and title to read their biography.
Embassy’s Fantastic Physicians
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Kenneth Arsham, M.D.
Kenneth Arsham M.D was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his medical degree at Georgetown University, in Washington D.C in 1979 and completed a General Surgery residency and Plastic Surgery fellowship at University Hospitals of Cleveland.
Dr. Arsham received specialized training in Laser surgery in the 1980’s and taught nationally. Wound Care was always part of his practice and after further wound training from Healogics in 2009. He became actively involved in the South Pointe Wound Care Center. Also, he speaks nationally on wound healing on behalf of Smith-Nephew. He has served as a wound care provider for Wound Care Consultants, LLC since 2019.
Dr. Arsham is the past chief of the Department of Surgery at South Pointe Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital and has been the chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery since 1990. He has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 1987.
Rachel Askew, FNP-BC, WCC, Nurse Practitioner
Rachel Askew, FNP-BC, WCC, is a Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in wound and ostomy care with Dr. Marc Berkowitz at Wound Care Consultants, LLC. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Ohio University in Athens, and then earned her Master of Science degree at Kaplan University in Chicago, Illinois. She holds her national board certification with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Rachel has more than 15 years of nursing experience in acute, subacute, and outpatient care settings. Rachel has a passion for wound care, healing hands, is a member and board certified in wound care through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO).
Shari Villafane, Nurse Practitioner
Shari Villafane, a board-certified nurse practitioner, has lived in the Cleveland area for thirteen years. She graduated with her master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2018 from Chamberlain University. Shari’s clinical rotations were spent in a family practice, a pediatrics’ office, and in an urgent care. Shari has been practicing Urology for two and a half years. Shari has more than ten years of experience in the medical field. Prior to urology, Shari worked in Women’s health for 4 years as nurse and sent the time as a member of the research team. Shari also spent time as a nurse in the float pool.
Oak Hills was in the News!
Check out the “First responders enjoy free drive-thru BBQ lunch at Oak Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation” article at the Morning Journal.