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Nursing & Rehabilitation

18810 Harvard Ave
Cleveland, OH 44122

The Willow Park Community

Willow Park is a skilled nursing facility nestled directly in the great city of Cleveland, and has been a friend of our community for over 60 years. Our 135-bed facility offers skilled rehabilitation, long-term care, and a secure memory unit.

We have a proven history of incredible clinical care and supplement that track record with compassion and community engagement. Willow Park takes pride in what we do, from caring for each of our residents to hosting fun community events on our front lawn.

We are excited about our recent renovations to our secured Memory Care Unit, which features specialized dementia programming and a dementia-trained staff including a gerontology nurse practitioner and psychologist.

Other features include our Telehealth Program, which allows us to quickly connect to and communicate with physicians, and an in-house Nurse Practitioner Program, which increases and expedites the quality of care we are able to provide to our residents.

Think Willow Park!

Skilled Nursing

We offer a comprehensive, well-rounded approach to our residents’ therapeutic needs.  Our dedicated staff provides a variety of skilled nursing services for all patients, no matter the acuity of care.

Our goal for our short-term rehabilitation is to get the patient the best care they need and get them back to their homes quickly and safely.

Our skilled nursing capabilities include:

  • On-Staff Nurse Practitioner
  • Wound management
  • Stroke recovery care
  • Diabetes management
  • Cardiac care
  • Pulmonary care
  • Strength and coordination services
  • Pain management
  • Intensive IV management
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Nutrition management – NG Tubes, Peg Tubes, G Tubes, and J Tubes
  • Psychiatric services
  • Audiology, dentistry, and podiatry Services
  • Bi-Pap/C-Pap
  • Physical, speech and occupational therapies

Long-Term Care

Visit Willow Park if you or a loved one require a higher level of care or need extra daily living assistance. We provide the most affordable long-term care options in the Cleveland community and accept most insurance plans.

In addition to clinical services and therapy options, long-term care residents have access to:

  • Medical Director and attending physicians
  • Scheduled activities
  • Meals and snacks
  • Salon services
  • Transportation
  • Ancillary services
  • Housekeeping
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restorative therapy

Memory Care

We provide a secured unit, so our memory care residents feel safe in their environment. Our unique programming features the Allen Cognitive Assessment and Shining Star program.

The Allen Cognitive assessment is administered by our trained therapists to gain information related to cognitive status to identify the right challenge for each resident. The results help determine which activities are appropriate for the individual.

The Shining Star program utilizes this assessment to implement and provide families, our activities staff, and clinical team appropriate solutions to enrich our residents’ quality of life.

Wound Care

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

Click on the tabs below to read about our fantastic team of physicians.

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.

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