About Us

Who We Are

The Pinnacle Rehabilitation and Nursing Center provides compassionate and personal skilled care 24 hours a day. We specialize in providing rehabilitation services onsite to help our residents regain their independence and return to their homes.

At The Pinnacle Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, we are extremely proud to serve our residents and their families. It is very important to us that our residents’ short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, or respite care be convenient and successful which is why we have an on-staff infectious disease physician as well as a critical care pulmonologist.

We warmly welcome family, friends, and visitors any day of the week. Our staff is ready to address any inquiries regarding our services, insurance coverage, or available amenities. Thank you for considering The Pinnacle Rehabilitation and Nursing Center as a potential option for you or your loved one’s care.


Our commitment to our residents:

  • To provide each resident with individualized care and treatment
  • To provide an exceptional customer service experience
  • To help each resident achieve their highest level of function, mobility, and independence.

The Pinnacle At A Glance

  • 75 beds with certification for Medicare and Medicaid coverage.
  • Comprehensive in-house rehabilitation unit offering Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT), and Speech Therapy (ST).
  • Round-the-clock skilled nursing care available.
  • Access to dental and optometry services.
  • Telephone service accessible to residents.
  • Each room equipped with flat-screen TVs and complimentary cable TV.
  • Convenient laundry services provided.
  • Designated smoking area within the facility.
  • Regular beautician/barbershop services, available one or two times a week.
  • Diverse range of activities and entertainment offered, including frequent group outings.
  • Continuous 24/7 processing of admissions.

Pulmonary Program

The Pinnacle Rehabilitation and Nursing Center takes pride in offering an exceptional pulmonary program. Led by Dr. Vishal Sawhney, a critical care pulmonologist, our facility has developed personalized care plans tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. Our primary goal is to ensure a smooth recovery process, promoting optimal wellness for all.

We prioritize exceptional customer service, making every resident feel welcomed and well-cared for. Our activities director curates meaningful daily activities and enjoyable outings for all residents to participate in. Additionally, we have a beauty and barbershop where residents can indulge in weekly pampering sessions. Loved ones are also invited to join us for delicious meals in our dining room, creating opportunities for shared experiences and cherished moments.

At our center, we strive to create a comfortable and homelike environment for our residents, treating them as part of our own family. Alongside our dedicated team, we provide specialized services including pulmonary rehabilitation and a certified wound care program, overseen by our skilled wound care nurse.

Our Team

Administrator – Gerri McGonagle

Medical Director – Dr. Mark Smith

Director of Nursing – Michelle Leasure

Assistant Director of Nursing – Julia Stolpman

Nursing Unit Manager – Dawnmarie Phillips

Director of Rehabilitation – Megan Hoover

Director of Business Development – Vicky Grella

Director of Admissions – Sarah Istvan

Director of Clinical Services – Julia Stolpman

Director of Human Resources – Brandy Wollet

Dietary Supervisor – Colleen Fry

Director of Activities – Jessica Skotschir

Director of Maintenance – Chris Smith

Director of Social Services – Jennifer Zverloff

Business Office Manager – Tami Skala

MDS Coordinator – Vicki Anderson

Medical Records Coordinator – Karen Rector

Specialty Physicians


Dr. Vishal Sawhney, M.D., M.H.P, holds board certifications in Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Critical Care Medicine. He is affiliated with University Hospital-Portage Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center. In 2018, Dr. Sawhney received the prestigious Patient’s Choice Award from Vitals.com.

The Patient’s Choice Award is a notable recognition that signifies the positive impact a physician has had on the lives of their patients. It is bestowed upon physicians who have consistently received exceptional scores and feedback from the individuals they have treated. This award serves as a testament to Dr. Sawhney’s commitment to providing outstanding medical care and his dedication to his patients’ well-being.

Infectious Disease Specialist

Dr. Badie Alnemr is Board Certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine. He is affiliated with area hospitals including Aultman Hospital and Mercy Medical Center.

Respiratory Therapists

Through our collaboration with Respiratory Care Partners (RCP), we ensure round-the-clock availability of respiratory therapists for our patients, enabling us to provide tailored weaning guidelines and plans that cater to each individual’s specific requirements, guaranteeing exceptional outcomes regardless of whether they need minimal or intensive weaning from oxygen devices.

Board Certified Surgeon Specializing in Wound Care

We have a full-time wound certified RN to provide the needed therapy to our wound patients for appropriate healing. Our on-staff, Board Certified Surgeon, Dr. Paul Ferraro, understands that every wound must be approached uniquely depending on the severity, condition, and underlying diagnosis.

Have Questions?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have! Call us or submit your question online today!

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