A house is not a home, unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
It was Benjamin Franklin’s belief that one man couldn’t do it alone, but a group of men, with the help of God, could do anything. We, the staff at Park Plaza Nursing Home will provide for your loved ones every need and make them feel at home.
Park Plaza Nursing Home is a “A God, Family and Friends-Operated” Long-Term Care Facility. The owners Michael and Diane Ward are involved on a day-to-day basis in its operation and ensure quality care for our residents. Park Plaza staff consists of a group of family and friends. Many business contracts are personal friends as well and have the same vision for relationship in business.
“Our Mission Statement”, as Diane Ward says, “is our hope that these people will be the essence of relationships that extend to the staff and residents who will want to work and live in our facility.
Why Park Plaza?
At Park Plaza, We Make a Difference…and here’s what sets us apart…
- Local hometown owners with over 65 combined years of medical and operational experience
- Caring & dedicated Staff
- 290+ Years of combined medical experience among the Administrative Staff
- Workplace Chaplain available to Staff
- Many varied activities available to meet Residents needs
- Home-like atmosphere
- Encourage family involvement (many family volunteers)
- Community relationships
Meet The Park Plaza Leaders
Stephanie Anker joined Park Plaza Nursing Home in April 2015, with many years of experience in the healthcare field including a background in accounting and office management. Stephanie has served as Administrator at other long term care facilities, and has held various other positions. Stephanie’s diverse experiences give her the skills and knowledge she needs to provide the administrative leadership to the awesome team at Park Plaza Nursing Home.
Stephanie graduated from Southwestern Adventist University in 1993, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. In 1994, she received her Nursing Facility Administrators License.
In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with family and friends, whether it be camping, entertaining, traveling, crafting, or just relaxing.
Stephanie enjoys her job and loves her extended family at Park Plaza Nursing Home. She feels very blessed to have the opportunity to serve our seniors, and make a difference.
Karen was born and raised in Ohio and moved to Texas in l978 for where she began working as a Food Service Director for a Hillsboro hospital before moving to Florida where she received her food service license. In 1999 Karen returned to Texas & has been a member of the Park Plaza family since June 2004. Karen loves to travel, is an Elvis Fan & loves family outings with her three children & five grandsons.
Connie has been a nurse since 1980. She started her career in nursing as a nurse aide at Park Plaza Nursing Home, and then went on to become an LVN. Connie has worked in a nursing home setting most of her nursing career. Connie is a proud Mom to three wonderful boys, has four grandchildren, and one heavenly granddaughter. When not working, Connie enjoys crocheting, sewing, and crafting.
Eleisha has been a nurse for over 16 years, and has worked in geriatrics for ten of those years. Eleisha is responsible for all the nursing and direct care staff at Park Plaza Nursing Home. She is a proud mother of three, and grandmother of two. Eleisha has devoted her life to God, her family, and her profession. To care for those that once cared for us is one of the highest honors ever bestowed upon her hands. She loves her job, and she loves our residents!
Sharon Wottrich, LMSW joined our Park Plaza Nursing Home caregiving team in September 2014. Sharon was born and raised in southern Illinois. She earned, and received her MSW from University of southern Mississippi in 1994. She has worked in state hospitals and school systems as social worker. Sharon and her family moved to Whitney in 2013 when her husband was called to serve as Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church.
Paul was born and raised in Whitney and has a very strong history and connection not only to Whitney but also to Park Plaza. Pauls great great grandmothers, great aunts, and his dad and mom were all residents at Park Plaza. Overtime there were many other family members who once called Park Plaza home. Paul enjoys working at Park Plaza and feels like his co-workers are all just a big family. Pauls wife Marva, also works at Park Plaza. Paul & Marva are proud parents of two & beaming grandparents of their first granddaughter.
Kim has been in nursing for 19 years. She loves being a nurse. She feels truly blessed to work with the residents and staff at Park Plaza. Her hobbies include hunting, reading, and sports with her daughter and spending time with her family.
Cindy has been a nurse since 1977 and thoroughly enjoys her career choice. She has been with Park Plaza Nursing Home since 1999. Cindy most likes meeting new people and helping them understand their illnesses. Cindy understands that families and residents both have to adjust to a long term care setting and she likes helping them with those adjustments. Cindy has been blessed with two children and two precious grandchildren.
Kim has enjoyed working in the medical records department for Park Plaza Nursing Home since June 2008. Before joining Park Plaza, she had five years in the medical record field making her very qualified to join the Park Plaza team. Kim and her husband moved to Whitney, Texas in 1998, and have enjoyed their life in Whitney very much. Kim has two children.
Diane Orban joined the activity department at Park Plaza Nursing Home in October of 2014. Diane was new to long term care, having done clerical work with hospice previously. She also has an office background, as well as hospitality and event planning experiences. Diane loves that her job as activity director is to plan the calendar and have fun with the residents, and loves them all! Diane is a proud mother and grandmother. When not at work, Diane enjoys reading and spending time with horses.
Bus Office Mgr & Asst Administrator
Teresa Payne and her family moved to Whitney in 1998. She joined the Park family early in 2015. Teresa previously worked for Michael and Diane Ward in 2004, serving in multiple positions within the office, which began her nursing home adventure. Teresa is Park Plaza Nursing Home’s Business Office Manager, and assists residents with their financial needs. Teresa is an integral part of Park’s team, assisting in other aspects of facility operations. Her door is always open to residents and families, just be sure to knock and let her know you need to see her!
Calvin has 20 years experience in housekeeping and 10 years experience in laundry. He moved to Whitney in 1996 and worked for the Whitney Hospital before coming to Park Plaza. When Calvin is not working he spends time with his dogs and listens to country music. His favorite performers are Garth Brooks and Reba McIntire.
We LOVE Park Plaza Nursing Home! My mother is a resident and said she would not go anywhere else but here. She loves all of the employees and has an abundance of friends .Carolyn is the BEST Administrator. Thank you for all you do. God Bless and keep you.
Becky Mitchell & Frances Phillips
Park Plaza is the only long term care facility I considered for my loved one because I had witnessed its quality of care and love given to friends.