Park Village Health Care Center

A Family Tradition of Serving the Community For More Than Six Decades

The O'Donnell Family is proud to say that we've been serving the community for more than six decades. During that time, Park Village Health Care Center has grown from a 5,000-square-foot facility with 20 employees in the 1950s, to a 145,000-square-foot building complex on 10 acres, employing over 200. Today, Park Village continues to provide top quality elder care to our community under the leadership and guidance of the O'Donnell Family.

  • Torgler's Rest Home is founded by Charles Torgler. It is located at 227 W. 6th Street in Dover, Ohio.

  • Francis Eiler Karl, R.N., an employee of Torgler's, purchases the business. It becomes known as Karl Nursing Home, marking the beginning of a family-owned and -operated business spanning three generations and over 60 years of health care service.

  • Mrs. Karl retires at age 70. Her daughter and son-in-law purchase the business. Rose Anne, an R.N., and husband Robert G. O'Donnell change the name of the 30-bed facility to Dover Nursing Center.

  • The new 50-bed facility on Crater Avenue officially opens on February 1, and Dover Nursing Center begins a name transition to Park Village Health Care Center.

  • A 50-bed addition, designed by Mr. and Mrs. O'Donnell, opens in July and the transition to Park Village Health Care Center is official. The O'Donnell's son, Robert, a licensed Nursing Home Administrator, joins the business.

  • Robert's wife, Katherine O'Donnell, R.N., B.S.N., and Robert and Rose Anne's daughter Mary Anne, R.N.C., B.S.E., both join the business as nursing supervisors.

  • A 41-apartment Assisted Living facility is constructed next to Park Village Health Care Center. Thomas O'Donnell, brother of Robert, joins the business as Director of Support Services in response to increased demands of the new business.

  • A 16-apartment Specialty Care unit is added to the Assisted Living facility, to provide nursing services in a residential assisted living environment.

  • A second, 58-apartment Assisted Living facility is constructed to accommodate increasing demand.

  • Additional private rooms and a new therapy area are added in conjunction with the expansion of the rehabilitation unit.

  • A 26-unit Independent Living facility is opened making Park Village a Continuing Care Retirement Facility.

  • Park Village Southside retirement community opened in late 2016. The new campus incorporates the latest design and technology to provide exceptional elder care now and for generations to come, including skilled nursing, assisted and independent living.

  • Owners Rose Anne O'Donnell, sons Robert and Thomas, and daughter-in-law Kathy continue to build the rich history of Park Village Health Care, while delivering the exceptional service our community has relied on.