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A Welcome From Our Leadership

Welcome to Park Place. We’re happy you stopped by, and we hope you’ll stay for a while and get to know us better.

Park Place offers a continuum of excellent services on one campus: Independent Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing Care. We also offer short term rehabilitation therapy, as well as assistance in your apartment if needed, making it the kind of place you can feel secure about moving to.

We’re sure you’ll learn quite a bit about Park Place by browsing this web site. But to get to know us best, we hope you’ll come for a visit so we can show you our unique community. You’ll find a warm and friendly feeling here from those you meet, whether they are resident, family, or staff. It won’t take you long to find that our community culture is special because each resident and staff member is treated as part of our Park Place family.

And you will also see the aspect of our campus that sets us apart most—our Small House style of Skilled Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Therapy, where everything looks and feels like home. The Small House model of care is a beautiful opportunity to care for people in a home-like setting. Residents, staff, families, and volunteers become family in this model of care, and that’s extremely special.

If we were to sum up Park Place in just one word, it would be “home.” When you visit, we hope you feel like home when and experience the Park Place difference for yourself, and just know that if you have any questions, we’d be happy to assist you.

Beth Cunningham
Community Manager, Park Place Retirement Living

Mark Vanderzee
Administrator, Park Place Health & Wellness Center

Beth Cunningham, park place community manager

Community Manager

Beth Cunningham

Beth Cunningham has worked with Providence Life Services for almost 20 years, beginning as an Accounting Clerk right after college. She has been at Park Place since the very beginning, and says, “My favorite Providence memory is when we opened. It was such an honor to be part of people making Park Place their new home.” Beth serves on the Board of Directors for the St. John Dyer Chamber of Commerce, as has served as Board Secretary for 2 years of her term. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement NWI, a career readiness and financial literacy program for students in the region. When she’s not with her Park Place family, Beth enjoys spending time with her other family, including her husband Joe, two daughters, and two puppies.

Mark Vanderzee park place St. John healthcare administrator

Healthcare Administrator

Mark Vanderzee

Mark Vanderzee began his career with Providence as an intern, and has been working in healthcare administration within the organization since graduating from college. “Providence’s mission to enhance the lives of those we serve in the name of Jesus Christ is exactly what I set out to do each day,” he says. “I always told people prior to starting here that I wanted to find an organization where I could use my business knowledge and serve people practically and intentionally to show them the love of Jesus. Working for Providence allows me to do that daily.” Mark is both a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in Illinois and a Licensed Health Facility Administrator in Indiana. He and his wife Amanda met on top of Mount Zion in Jerusalem, Israel. They have 2 children: Eden and Levi.