Experience the Difference

Outstanding Hospitality and the Finest Personalized Care

To help you rejuvenate and recover

Located in Simsbury, CT, ARK Healthcare and Rehabilitation at Governor’s House offers 24/7 skilled-nursing as well as premier short-term rehabilitation care.

Our staff, clinical and therapeutic teams are committed to providing friendly, compassionate service and the highest standard of care.

We pledge to work diligently with you to achieve your best outcome so you can return to your peak of health.

Expert Medical Coordination

Successful therapeutic outcomes depend on seamless continuity of care between medical, rehabilitation and therapy teams.
ARK Healthcare 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 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's Amenities

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

  • Private and semi-private rooms

  • Cable TV in every room

  • Elegant Dining

  • Smoke Free environment

  • On-site, secure parking

  • Comfortable lounge areas

  • Modern rehab gym

  • Diverse recreational programs

  • Beauty Salon

  • AC in rooms

Meet Our Team

Our highly qualified and experienced staff provides an unparalleled level of professional care. Meet the compassionate team dedicated to helping our patients on the road to recovery.

David Greenwald
David Greenwald


David has been in management for many years. He attended the University of Connecticut and is licensed in nursing home administration. He is married with 3 children, loves spending time with his family and enjoys the outdoors. He has much passion for short and long-term care.

Erika Potter
Erika Potter

Recreation Director

Erika has worked in healthcare since she was 17. She was at her first nursing home job for 12 years. She started in dietary for 10 years while putting herself through college. Upon graduation she started in recreation and has been doing so for 11 years . She has an Associates degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences from Quinebaug Valley Community College, a BGS with a major concentration in Psychology and minor in Sociology from Eastern Connecticut State University, along with taking two Activity classes at Manchester Community College. When she is not with the residents, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and fur babies.

Sylwia Wollenberg
Sylwia Wollenberg

Director of Admissions

Sylwia joined the Ark Governor's House team in 2021, first at the front desk and is now the Admissions and Human Resources Assistant. She has worked in the senior living and home care fields for over 20 years. Her passion has always been finding ways to make a difference and improve the lives of others. She is the proud mom of 4 amazing children, a graduate of CCSU and a longtime resident of Simsbury. When she is not at work, you can find her hiking to the local Heublein Tower or taking her rescue dog Emmy for a walk to nearby Stratton Brook Park. Sylwia also enjoys visiting local art galleries and trips to NY city with her girls.

Mary Lord
Mary Lord

Senior Director of Clinical Operations

Mary Lord started her 36 year nursing career as a volunteer at a neighborhood nursing home at the age of 13 and worked her way up to the Senior Director of Clinical Operations. Her true love is the field of Gerontology, which is apparent in her daily commitment to the residents of ARK Healthcare. She graduated nursing school in 1984 from the St Francis Nursing School in Hartford, CT, and has held many nursing roles since that time. Following in her mother’s footsteps, she has been an MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Medicare Reimbursement Specialist, Infection Control, Day Supervisor, and Staff Development Nurse. When she is not at work, Mary enjoys living life to the fullest, spending time with her 3 grown children. She also enjoys relaxing at either her beach house or her RV on the lake surrounded by friends and family.

Robert Shepard
Robert Shepard

Social Worker

Robert has worked in the healthcare industry as a social worker for over 16 years. He has a bachelor's degree in Psychology from CCSU and a master's degree in Social Work from Springfield College. When he is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his 3 children, coaching soccer, hanging out with his wife Kristen and their rescue dog Archie.