About Us

Who We Are

Country Meadow Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is located in the town of Bellville, Ohio, offering a specialized 48-bed facility focused on personalized care and rehabilitation services. We are a Veteran-approved center and we strive to create a warm and inviting home-like atmosphere for our residents amidst the tranquil countryside of Richland County. With the privilege of being one of only two VA approved facilities in the area, we are honored to care for our veterans.

Our commitment to individualized therapy programs ensures that each resident receives tailored care designed to address their unique needs with utmost precision. A nurse manager specialized in wound and ostomy care elevates the quality of our services. In moments of relaxation, residents can enjoy the peaceful front porch views and observe the daily farming activities of the local Amish community.

As one of the smaller skilled nursing facilities in Richland County, we prioritize continuity of care and foster a close-knit environment where residents and staff share a strong sense of familiarity. Our experienced therapists offer physical, occupational, and speech therapy, along with the specialized VitalStim® therapy program, all geared towards enhancing functionality and restoring independence.

At Country Meadow, we strive to provide a healing environment that feels like home. We encourage loved ones to bring personal items, making residents’ rooms inviting and personalized. Our dedicated and long-serving staff, many with 17 years of experience, ensure residents are met with familiar, friendly faces every day. The picturesque country setting, complemented by home-cooked meals, further contributes to the contentment of our residents.

We extend a warm welcome to visitors, offering guided tours of our newly upgraded facility, including the therapy gym. We eagerly look forward to discussing the unique healthcare needs of potential residents and their families. Thank you for expressing interest in Country Meadow Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. We take immense pride in being a Veteran approved skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, devoted to serving those who served our country!


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.

Country Meadow At A Glance

  • We process admissions 24/7 for your convenience.
  • Registered Nurses (RNs) are on duty and available onsite 24 hours a day, providing dedicated care round the clock.
  • Newly remodeled building.
  • All rooms are equipped with electric high/low beds and cable TV for added comfort.
  • We offer Beauty and Barber services for our residents.
  • Therapy gym is newly renovated.
  • Our full in-house rehab unit offers Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT), and Speech Therapy (ST) services.
  • Laundry services provided.
  • Pet visitations encouraged.

Our Team

Administrator – Philip Critcher
Philip received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Grace College in 1985. He completed his nursing home internship and Core of Knowledge training in Cleveland, Ohio in 1990, and he was licensed as a nursing home Administrator in 1990. For the past 15 years, he has been the Administrator of Country Meadow Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Medical Director – Dr. Robert Barkett Jr.
Dr. Barkett is an internist in Mansfield, Ohio and is affiliated with Ohio Health Med Central Hospital. He received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College in 1990. He completed his residency from 1990 through 1993 at Riversdale Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He has been in practice as a solo practitioner for 25 years. He is also Medical Director for Southern Care Hospice.

Director of Nursing – Jennifer Lawhorn
Jennifer graduated as an RN from Marion Technical College in 2010. Jennifer has worked in health care for 18 years. She became the ADON of a skilled nursing facility in Mansfield and then began her career at Country Meadow in 2016. She was promoted to Director of Nursing in 2017.

Director of Rehabilitation – Brittany Hall
Brittany became a physical therapist assistant in 2014 after graduating from Marion Technical College. Brittany became the Director of Rehabilitation Services at Country Meadow in 2017. Brittany says, “This career has allowed me to work one-on-one with patients and build unique relationships with each and every one of them.” Seeing the progress that the patients make each day has been extremely rewarding for her.

Dietary Supervisor – Patty Bertka

Admissions and Marketing Director – Cindy Remaley

Activities Director – Allison Besenti

Housekeeping/Laundry – Darrell Christine

Maintenance – Darrell Christine

Social Services – Heidi Perry

Business Office Manager – Regina Cella

MDS Coordinator – Buffy Smith

Medical Records Coordinator – Kim Willey

Human Resources Coordinator – Denise Conn

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

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