The Laurels of Carson City Staff

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 Carson City, 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 Carson City 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 Carson City 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.

Nancy Stephens, Administrator

Nancy has been with Laurel Health Care Company since 2002, first as the Rehabilitation Director and now as the Administrator. She has served in the healthcare field since 1990 and in long-term care since 1994. Nancy enjoys working with the elderly population and listening to the life lessons that we can all learn from them.

Kristin Milton, Director of Nursing

Kristin has been a part of Laurel Health Care Company since 2004.  She began her nursing career as an LPN, then became an RN. She has held various positions such as Charge Nurse, Unit Manager & Assistant Director of Nursing before transitioning into the current role of Director of Nursing.  She has spent her entire career working in the long-term care & sub-acute rehab.  She feels that caring for this population is her calling and is proud to work with such a great group of people.

Valerie Rush, Director of Marketing

Valerie has been with Laurel Health Care Company since 2011. Prior to her Marketing position at The Laurels of Carson City she was the Director of Marketing for a skilled nursing facility in Durand. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science; Major in Marketing, from Minot State University in North Dakota where she worked through college as a Certified Nurse Assistant. Valerie enjoys working with the elderly, and is happy to be near her large family located throughout DeWitt, Fowler, and St. John's. She enjoys watching her children compete in sports, and spending as much time in Northern Michigan as possible! 

Danielle Matson, Rehabilitation Services Director

Danielle's been working in skilled nursing facilities for most of her rehab career. She graduated in 1999, specializing in Occupational Therapy. After getting a couple years experience under her belt, she decided to try traveling therapy. For three years Danielle traveled from the east to the west coast working with the geriatric population. With traveling she grew clinically by learning through her co-workers and completing continuing education credits in many states she traveled to. In 2005 she took a position as a treating therapist at The Laurels of Fulton and in 2007 advanced to the rehab services director. In 2008, she transferred to The Laurels of Carson City to begin yet another new challenge.  With her outstanding therapy staff and great mentors, she and her rehab team received many awards for management, and rehabilitation throughout the year in 2008. Danielle believes that being part of the geriatric population was her calling. She continues to be a licensed Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant, in the state of Michigan.