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 Hendersonville, 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 Hendersonville 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 Hendersonville 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.
Kelly Bradish is a native of Asheville, NC. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, with a Minor in Chemistry from Western Carolina University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, with a minor in Management from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She began her career working as the Assistant Controller for a long term care pharmacy. Kelly joined the Laurel Health team in August 2017 as an Administrator in Training at The Laurels of GreenTree Ridge. Upon earning her administrator’s license in April 2018, she was excited to accept a position at The Laurels of Hendersonville.
Director of Nursing
Shawn joined the Laurels of Hendersonville in 2007 and was promoted to Director of Nursing in 2017. He has been involved in long term care for 20 years. Shawn received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Carolina University. He loves spending time with his wife and children and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities.
Rehabilitation Services Director
Mary Beth, Physical Therapist, has lived in Hendersonville and has been practicing physical therapy since 1989. She graduated from The Medical College of Georgia in 1988. She received her Master's Degree from Barry University in Miami Shores in 1994. She specializes in wound care and geriatric orthopedics. Mary Beth trained in balance and vestibular therapy in south Florida. Her background has primarily been in short-term rehab in skilled nursing and rehab facilities as well as home care. She has been the Rehabilitation Services Director at The Laurels of Hendersonville since 2004.
Director of Marketing
Bob joined The Laurels of Hendersonville in 2005 as Director of Marketing and Admissions. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ and received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. Bob has been in the healthcare field since 1984. He is currently a member of the Professional Social Workers in Long-Term Care , Western Carolina Area Marketing Directors Association, and the Lions Club of Mills River.