Experience the Difference

Outstanding Hospitality and the Finest Personalized Care

To help you rejuvenate and recover

ARK Healthcare and Rehabilitation at Branford Hills is a 190-bed skilled nursing facility licensed by the state of Connecticut, that has been given a five star rating by Medicare and Medicaid, and is the ideal setting for you or your loved one to heal, recuperate, rehabilitate and most importantly, get the care that you deserve.

We have cared for thousands of patients just like you from throughout Connecticut, providing comprehensive short-term rehabilitation and long-term care services.

Staffed by dedicated health care professionals, it is the mission of ARK Healthcare at Branford Hills to continually strive for excellence in resident care, and to provide a nurturing, compassionate environment, enhancing the quality of life for those entrusted to our care.

ARK at Branford Hills offers short-term rehabilitation for orthopedic and neurological illnesses as well as long-term skilled nursing and therapeutic care.


Expert Medical Coordination


Successful therapeutic outcomes depend on seamless continuity of care between medical, rehabilitation and therapy teams.
ARK Healthcare at Branford Hills maintains close relationships with local hospitals and healthcare professionals. State-of-the-art electronic medical records systems digitally track your progress and share recovery milestones with your medical care providers.
The result: your care is optimized for rapid recovery, while safety is prioritized every step of the way.

Outstanding Care takes an Amazing Team


Available seven days a week, our highly skilled, expert therapists and dedicated healthcare professionals are part of a close-knit team that includes Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers and Nutritionists who each play an important role in your recovery. Each member of our team works with patients and family members relentlessly to develop a care plan that best fits their unique needs.

Our team understands that each individual requires different levels of care; whether that be short-term or long-term, we are here to work with you to best accommodate your healthcare goals. 

ARK at Branford Hill's Amenities


At ARK Healthcare and Rehabilitation at Branford Hills, we know that the beginning of healing is a comfortable environment. Our patients and their loved ones enjoy all these amenities:

  • Furnished private rooms

  • Dining rooms and lounge

  • Free WiFi and Cable TV

  • Beauty parlor / barber shop

  • Appetizing meals

  • Sprinkler system throughout

  • Library

  • Furnished semi-private rooms

  • Air conditioned rooms

  • Courtyard and patio

  • Personal laundry service

  • Private telephone access

  • Fire resistant construction

  • Welcoming and friendly staff

  • Four elevators for service

  • Diverse recreational activities

  • Intergenerational programs

  • Outdoor gardens

  • Expansive, manicured grounds and walking paths

Meet Our Team


Our highly qualified and experienced staff of healthcare professionals provide an unparalleled level of professional care. Meet the compassionate team dedicated to helping you on your road to recovery.

Janet Woxland
Janet Woxland

RN Administrator

Michael Berry
Michael Berry

Director of Admissions

Laura Westphal
Laura Westphal

Lead Pharmacist

Julie Feder
Julie Feder

Director of Nursing Services

Theresa Zielinski
Theresa Zielinski

Lead MDS

Xuiling Guo
Xuiling Guo

APRN

Toni Christ
Toni Christ

Assistant Director of Nursing Services

Alison Savage
Alison Savage

Director of Social Services

Tony Vallati
Tony Vallati

Food Service Supervisor

Richard Puchalski
Richard Puchalski

Director of Housekeeping