Our 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.

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Michelle Castillo

Adminstrator

Michelle Castillo has worked for Laurel Health Care Company since 2000. She attended Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, and Michigan State University. Most of her career has been in the geriatric population which is her compassion. She is the mother of 3 children and enjoys spending time with her kids and traveling whenever possible. Michelle is grateful to be involved with such a great team at The Laurels of Hudsonville.

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Kristi O'Neill, RN

Director of Nursing

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Jennifer Patterson, COTA-L

Rehabilitation Services Director

Jennifer Patterson was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI. She studied at Grand Rapids Community College and graduated with a degree to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. Jennifer was drawn to Occupational Therapy as it provides an outlet to use her creative skills to develop and modify tasks with the goal of allowing guests to take pride in their regained independence. Jennifer worked for many years with the geriatric population before accepting a position as the Rehab Services Director in 2019. She specifically enjoys her role in ensuring rehab guests are able to return home as independently as possible. Jennifer is taking advantage of every moment outside of work raising her three children with her husband. As if that wasn’t enough, she enjoys crafting and baking and is rumored to make the best cupcakes and cookies in town.

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Jonathan Eskes

Director of Marketing

Jonathan Eskes was born and raised in West Michigan and currently resides in Allendale with his spouse of 27 years, his youngest teenage daughter, and his fuzzy dog named Luna Tuna. Outside of work Jonathan enjoys working on his project car, a modified 1998 VW Beetle while maintaining his family's fleet of Volkswagens and various home improvement projects. Jonathan has over 13 years of experience in healthcare as a nurse; during that time holding various titles including Health and Wellness Director and Nurse Manager. Jonathan has a tender place in his heart for working with the geriatric population and greatly enjoys being able to partner with an amazing team at The Laurels of Hudsonville to deliver quality rehabilitative care with compassion, dignity and respect.

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