Marymount Place Achieves Another Deficiency-Free State Survey

Peggy Mathews, center, with COO Jeff Myers, left, and Villa St. Joseph Administrator Dan Storey

The Ohio Department of Health agreed 100 percent with what Marymount Place Administrator Peggy Mathews, her staff, and residents know all too well: at Marymount Place they do it all and they do it well.

Marymount Place received its fourth consecutive perfect, deficiency-free ODH annual survey score, reflecting the hard work and dedication of the administration, nursing staff and caregivers, dietary department, and environmental services. This great survey is a terrific way for the Marymount Place team and residents to kick off the facility’s 30th anniversary in October.

“A huge thank you to all staff providing care and support to Marymount Place,” Administrator Peggy Mathews said. “Our nursing, dietary, activities, maintenance, and administrative staffs helped us to yet another year of deficiency free status to be proud of.

“This is a team effort and could never be accomplished without all of us working together with the goal of excellent customer service and making this community a true home,” Mathews added.

ODH’s Division of Quality Assurance regulates many types of health care facilities through both state licensure and federal certification rules, and annual surveys. ODH also licenses and registers personnel in several fields.

The Bureau of Regulatory Compliance (BRC) helps protect the health and safety of more than 100,000 Ohioans living in nursing homes, residential care facilities, and county homes by enforcing state and federal health care and environmental standards.


We’re  A Five-Time NorthCoast 99 Top Workplace Winner!

The Village at Marymount is proud to be recognized by ERC as one of Northeast Ohio’s 99 best places to work. This year marks the fifth consecutive year The Village at Marymount has received the coveted NorthCoast 99 Award.

“This award is a testament to our staff and winning a fifth NorthCoast 99 Award validates their efforts live our Mission to provide an environment of compassion, competence and the celebration of life to all entrusted to our community of care,” said Sue Nall, RN, LNHA, Executive Director of The Village at Marymount.

NorthCoast 99 is in its 20th year of recognizing great places to work for top performing people that drive results, provide competitive advantages, and allow businesses to innovate and grow. Applicants are evaluated based on policies and practices related to the attraction and retention of top performers, as well as data collected from employee surveys.

“We’re extremely honored to recognize The Village at Marymount as one of our 2018 NorthCoast 99 winners,” said Kelly Keefe, President of ERC. “These organizations have earned the right to call themselves a great workplace by their dedication to attracting, supporting, retaining, and motivating their Top Performers. ERC developed the NorthCoast 99 program with the hopes of inspiring local leaders to promote the great workplace movement.”

NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program that honors 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio. The program focuses on organizational practices and performance. The program is presented by ERC (, the area’s leading professional services organization dedicated to HR. Sponsors of the NorthCoast 99 program include: Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield; CareerCurve; Cleveland Magazine; Corporate Screening; ERChealth; Gino’s Awards; iHeart Media; Mark Wayner Photography and Videography; Meyers, Roman, Friedburg, & Lewis; Oswald Companies; Staffing Solutions Enterprises; and Ultimate Software.

Let Us Help You Treat TMJ, Headaches

A Q&A With Sarah Mathis

Sarah Mathis is The Village at Marymount’s Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation. Sarah is one of the few physical therapists in Northeast Ohio who is skilled in manual therapy and specializes in the treatment of headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders; cervical dysfunctions; and lumbo-sacral dysfunctions. You can contact her at (216) 332-1787 or via email:

Q: What is TMJ and how does someone recognize the symptoms of this disorder?

Sarah: TMJ disorders occur because of problems with the jaw, jaw joint (or TMJ) and surrounding facial muscles. Those with TMJ may experience pain or tenderness in the face, jaw joint area, neck, and shoulders. They may also have a limited ability to fully open their mouth, may hear a clicking or popping sound in the jaw joint and/or may have difficulty chewing.

Q: What causes TMJ?

Sarah: The cause is not clear, but dentists believe that symptoms arise from problems with the muscles of the jaw or with the parts of the joint itself. Some possible causes include:

  • Grinding or clenching the teeth, which puts a lot of pressure on the TMJ
  • Dislocation of the soft cushion or disc between the ball and socket
  • Presence of osteoarthritis in the TMJ
  • Stress, which can cause a person to tighten facial and jaw muscles or clench the teeth

Q: What type of TMJ treatment options do you provide on an outpatient basis at The Village at Marymount?

Sarah: We perform a comprehensive evaluation of your TMJ, neck, thoracic spine, and shoulder area to determine the structures causing TMJ symptoms. Based on our findings, we will implement a plan to treat your underlying bio-mechanical problems. Not all physical therapists are experienced in treating TMJ, so you need to search for the right practitioner. Start with your dentist, orthodontist, or oral surgeon — they can refer you to our outpatient therapy program at The Village at Marymount. When you have your appointment, don’t be surprised if your physical therapist puts on exam gloves and feels your jaw muscles and joints from inside your mouth — that is often part of a thorough TMJ evaluation.

Q: Are your therapy services covered by insurance?

Sarah: As with other forms of physical, our program is usually covered through the patient’s medical insurance, helping to ease the financial burden they may face should they opt for out-of-pocket treatment from a dental specialist.


September Speakers Series Looks At Opiates

Kelsey Loushin, LICDC-CS, CDP

Back by popular demand, The Village at Marymount announces its Speakers Series 2018 schedule of topics.

“Knowledege is power,” said Liz Pencak, The Village at Marymount’s Director of Marketing & Clinical Liaison. “We cordially invite everyone to attend our Dinner and Education Speakers Series. Each evening will begin with a lovely sit-down dinner, followed by an inspirational and educational program. The evening concludes with a question-and-answer session.”

Pencak said six speakers will present on a variety of topics during the next year. Speakers and topics include:

The Disease of Addiction: Taking a Closer Look at Opiates

6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 20

Presenter: Kelsey Loushin, LICDC-CS, CDP

President, Eldercare Professionals of Ohio LLC

Navigating the Medicare Maze

6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 18

Presenter: Ms. Kathy Hirko, President of The KAZ Company

Reservations are required for these sessions and can be made by calling Pencak at 216-332-1396.