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 Gahanna, 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 Gahanna 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 Gahanna 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.
Jessica is an alumna from Ohio University, Scripps College of Communication, where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree. Jessica majored in Organizational Communication with areas of concentration in Advertising, Public Relations and Management. She initially began her career in healthcare in the hospital industry, working for Cleveland Clinic. After residing in Cleveland for several years, she relocated to Columbus and transitioned into the skilled nursing industry.
Jessica joined Laurel Health Care Company in 2010 as a Director of Marketing and Admissions. She completed her Administrator in Training program in 2014 at The Laurels of Norworth and later became the Administrator at The Laurels of Canton. In 2016, she relocated back to Columbus to join the team at The Laurels of Worthington. She is now excited to bring the Laurel Way of Caring as administrator of The Laurels of Gahanna. Jessica served as a Board Member at Cornerstone of Hope from 2011 to 2016, volunteered at Faith Mission Community Kitchen from 2010 to 2015 and was a member of Healthcare Marketing Network Organization from 2009 to 2014. Jessica has been involved with several other community organizations in Athens, Cleveland, Columbus and her hometown, Norwalk, Ohio.
Rehabilitation Services Director
Autumn graduated from Zane State College in 2001 with an A.A.S in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. She began her career as a PTA working in Sports Medicine-Outpatient and has 3 years of experience in this setting. In 2005, Autumn began working in skilled nursing facilities. In 2016, Autumn became the home health manager in a skilled nursing facility to assists guests transitioning from skilled nursing therapy to home health therapy. She has 14 years of experience working in skilled nursing. Autumn is excited about growing the therapy department both inpatient and outpatient at The Laurels of Gahanna and exceeding the needs and expectations of our guests.
Director of Marketing
In 2010, Katie graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio with a Bachelor’s Degree in Long-Term Care Administration and a minor in Business. Since graduating from college, Katie came to Columbus and has been marketing in long-term care facilities for the past 6 years. In her free time, Katie enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. Katie has a strong passion for healthcare and is excited to start serving Gahanna community.