$12M Briarfield Place Set for May Opening

BOARDMAN, Ohio — The top concern of Briarfield Health Care Centers last year was the safety of residents and staff at its seven sites, an effort that culminated in December with the start of COVID-19 vaccinations.

In July, Briarfield broke ground on a $12.7 million skilled nursing center in Boardman. Set to open in May, the 50,000-square-foot building on Market Street will have 58 private units.

“Briarfield Place will have a state-of-the art design dedicated to serving the elderly population in this part of Mahoning County,” says Diane Reese, president.

Briarfield Place will add 70 full-time equivalent jobs to the 600-plus already working at the company’s senior living centers, she notes. Nicole Jablonski will serve as administrator.

Briarfield also added 23 memory care suites at The Inn at Glenellen in North Lima, where Monica Rafoth was promoted to executive director.

The company also named Amanda Rivera as director of human resources. She was previously executive director at The Inn at Walker Mill, Briarfield’s assisted living and memory care community in Boardman.

And Laura Kelty was promoted to executive director of The Inn at Poland Way, replacing Debbie Lepore upon her retirement.

“As part of Briarfield’s commitment to the Mahoning Valley, the company stays involved with charitable organizations throughout the year,” says CEO Edward Reese.

Briarfield has sponsored The Youngstown Playhouse box office for the last several years and will continue to do so, he notes. Other organizations the company supports include Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology, Youngstown State University, the Mahoning Valley Historical Society and many more.