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


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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Amy Stanton, RN

Director of Nursing

Amy joined The Laurels of Hudsonville in February of 2019. Prior to receiving her BSN from Loyola Chicago and beginning her career in nursing, Amy was a licensed paramedic with extensive experience in emergency and urgent care. She enjoys the challenges the skilled nursing profession presents and is proud of the experienced nursing team she has built to provide excellent resident-centered care.

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Jennifer Patterson, COTA-L

Rehabilitation Services Director

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Dzenisa Toric

Director of Marketing

Dzenisa Toric is the Director of Marketing at The Laurels of Hudsonville and has a passion for helping others. She received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Grand Valley State University with an emphasis in corporate health and wellness in 2014. In 2017, Dzenisa completed her Master’s program in Public Health at Grand Valley State University with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration. Her skills and experience include marketing and communications, strategic planning, operations management, health coaching, and community health. Dzenisa looks forward to providing exceptional service to the community at The Laurels of Hudsonville.

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