About Us

Who We Are

Welcome to Whispering Hills Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, a charming facility nestled in the picturesque surroundings of Mount Vernon, Ohio. Our small, 44-bed center is dedicated to providing compassionate and personalized skilled care round the clock. We take pride in offering onsite rehabilitation services, tailored to help our residents regain their independence and return to their homes with renewed confidence.

Our intimate size allows us to foster a warm and home-like atmosphere, where our staff can truly get to know each resident and their families. Building strong connections enables us to deliver the highest quality care and ensures that our residents feel comfortable and supported throughout their stay.

At Whispering Hills, we prioritize the comfort and well-being of our residents. To make their stay more familiar and personal, we encourage loved ones to bring personal items from home, which can help personalize their living spaces.

We understand that the transition to a skilled nursing facility can be challenging and may come unexpectedly. That’s why we are committed to providing a compassionate and caring staff that treats our residents like family, offering the individualized care they deserve. Our residents can also enjoy a variety of daily activities tailored to their interests, keeping them physically and mentally stimulated during their stay.

As pioneers in our field, Whispering Hills Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has been serving the community since 1929, making us the first nursing home in Knox County and the entire state of Ohio. Over the years, we have maintained our commitment to creating a comfortable and nurturing environment for short-term treatment, therapy, comprehensive post-acute care, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, or long-term care.

We invite you to visit our facility and experience the warm and caring atmosphere that sets Whispering Hills apart. Contact us today to learn more about our services and amenities, and how we can provide the best care for you or your loved ones.


Our commitment to our residents:

  • To provide each resident with individualized care and treatment
  • To provide an exceptional customer service experience
  • To help each resident achieve their highest level of function, mobility, and independence.

Whispering Hills At A Glance

  • Medicare and Medicaid certification for all beds.
  • Registered Nurses (RNs) available and present onsite 24 hours a day.
  • Rehabilitation services offering Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT), and Speech Therapy (ST) by Reliant.
  • Admissions processed 24/7.
  • Engaging recreational activities and monthly social events.
  • Individualized dietary preferences accommodated upon admission.
  • Specialized care for medically-complex patients.

Our Team

Interim Administrator – Mason Bigler

Medical Director – Dr. Timothy Bright
Dr. Timothy Bright, D.O., graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1982. After finishing his post-graduate training at Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital, he began practicing medicine as a family physician in Johnstown, Ohio. Dr. Bright is board certified in Family Practice and is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, the Ohio Osteopathic Association and the American College of General Practitioners. Dr. Bright is also a certified medical examiner for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Director of Nursing – Christina Straight
Christina started her career in healthcare as an STNA in 2002 and worked her way up the ladder. She received her RN degree from COTC in 2009. Christina has been the Director of Nursing with Whispering Hills for almost 4 years now and strives to provide the best care she and her nurses can for our residents. In her spare time, Christina enjoys spending time with her children.

Director of Rehabilitation – Christina Albrecht
Christina Albrecht is the Director of Rehabilitation (DOR) for Reliant Rehabilitation and proudly serves the patients and staff at Whispering Hills Care Center in Mt. Vernon, OH. Christina brings over 10 years of healthcare experience to the Whispering Hills Care Center. Since 2013 Christina has practiced as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) in private practice, skilled nursing, acute care, and in-home health capacities. Lead by an immense passion to improve the day to day functionality of patients as well as a firm commitment to provide a professional and unparalleled patient experience, Christina’s passion emanates through her efforts and her staff of highly skilled therapists.

Dietary Supervisor – Karen Betancourt

Admissions /Marketing Director – Brittany Johnson

Activities /Social Services Director – Beth Mueller

Housekeeping/Laundry – Ashley Mullins

Maintenance – Mike Brannon

Business Office Manager – Regina Cella

MDS Coordinator – Buffy Smith

Medical Records Coordinator – Christina Straight

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