About Us

Our History:

Park Manor, Ltd. is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility licensed by the State of Wisconsin and certified for both Medicare and Medical Assistance. We are located in Park Falls, Wisconsin, a small rural community in north central Wisconsin.

Park Manor, Ltd. was incorporated on January 23, 1970, as Smith Associates, Inc., by Laura Whitmer. The corporation began construction of Smith Associates, Inc. Nursing Home in 1971, with the original 48 bed nursing home being completed in 1974.

In August 1975, Don and Wanda Preisler along with Mel and Sally Lynn purchased Smith Associates, Inc., which they renamed Park Manor, Ltd. At that time, they also purchased property adjacent to the nursing home which included four homes and an area for employee parking. In 1976, a two stage building project was initiated which expanded Park Manor to 120 beds in 1977 and 171 beds in 1979. Park Manor currently encompasses the original building foot print with additions of separate garage in 1995 and a front entry way in 1998. In 2002 another private home adjacent to the nursing home property was purchased and converted to office and meeting facilities.

As Park Manor grew through the late 1980s and 1990s, Wanda and Mel determined the best way to assure Park Manor would continue to be a health care organization in Park Falls was to consider employee ownership. Their philosophy was that the Manor should be owned by the employees, who are people from the community serving people of the community.

In December 1998, the Park Manor, Ltd. Employee Stock Ownership Plan Trust was established. In January, 2000 the Park Manor ESOP purchased 21% of Park Manor stock and in October, 2003 the ESOP purchased 28% of Park Manor stock. The final stock transaction to become 100% employee owned took place December 28, 2009.

Park Manor currently employs 165 staff members with 136 being employee owners and participants of the ESOP. Park Manor is licensed for 100 skilled care beds and provides skilled nursing and rehabilitative services to residents from Park Falls and the surrounding communities.

Our Mission and Vision:


Our mission is to enhance and bring joy to the lives of our residents while sustaining the highest quality of personalized care with dignity.

Every employee is dedicated to bringing their talents to work each day, ensuring the resident’s needs are met in a warm, caring atmosphere.


Park Manor will be the premier provider of medical, social and rehabilitative services, using our skills and advances in technology to be on the leading edge of health care.

Core Values:

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Compassion & Respect
  • Employee Ownership Culture
  • Teamwork
  • Safe Environment
  • Sense of Worth