The Laurels of Hudsonville Staff
What differentiates one skilled nursing & rehabilitation center from another? The answer is... the people who work and reside there! The people set the tone, the atmosphere, and the expectations. At The Laurels of Hudsonville, we take great pride in ensuring that everyone feels like part of our family, and that they are treated as special "guests" in our home.
The Laurels of Hudsonville employs a team of highly qualified medical professionals, including a Medical Director, Registered Nurses, Restorative Care Nurses, a Wound Care Nurse, state tested Certified Nursing Assistants, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and a Speech Therapist. Our on-site Rehab, Dietary, Social Work, and Activities departments provide personalized and compassionate care to each guest. From the moment you walk through the front doors, the warmth and caring of the staff will begin to gain your trust and confidence, as they strive to exceed your expectations.
Unlike other facilities that use "contracted" staff members, each member of the team at The Laurels of Hudsonville is directly employed, not "contracted". Each Team Member takes great pride in portraying "The Laurel Way of Caring", as they strive for excellence in providing only the highest standard of care and services to every guest, and to every family member and visitor. Come on in! Visit a while! Let us show you our very best... let us show you The Laurel Way.
Dana Andersen, MHA, Administrator
Dana Andersen is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator for California, Georgia, and Michigan with professional experience and oversight in the field of Continuing Care Retirement Communities which include Independent Living, Assisted Living Facilities, and Skilled Nursing Facilities. She achieved her Bachelors in Biology and Masters of Health Administration at Florida Atlantic University in her hometown of Boca Raton, FL. Dana moved to Michigan in September to begin her life with her soon-to-be husband and is honored to be a member of the Laurel Health Care family.
Jena Mis, Director of Nursing
Jena grew up in Hudsonville and received her diploma from Hudsonville High School. She attended Grand Valley State University and received her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing in 2008. While in school, she worked in a hospital setting as a nursing assistant and after receiving her nursing license, worked in the hospital as a registered nurse. In 2009 she came to The Laurels of Hudsonville as a charge nurse and was promoted to the following positions: MDS Coordinator, Unit Manager/MDS Coordinator, and Assistant Director of Nursing. In June 2012, she was promoted to the Director of Nursing. Jena currently resides in Wayland with her husband and two daughters.
Elicia Davis, Director of Marketing
Elicia grew up in a small farming community in southern Michigan and moved to Grand Rapids to pursue her college education at Grand Valley State University. While attending GVSU, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Management. After several years in advertising, Elicia decided to make a change as she came to the realization that her true passion is in helping the geriatric population. In turn, her compassion and enthusiasm for helping others ensures that our guests' transition to The Laurels of Hudsonville as is smooth and comfortable as possible.