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 Sandy Creek, 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 Sandy Creek 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 Sandy Creek 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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Elizabeth Cunningham, LNHA


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Darlene Breese, RN

Director of Nursing

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Keith Hintz

Rehabilitation Services Director

Keith Hintz grew up in Wisconsin and completed his PTA degree at Baker College of Muskegon. He joined The Laurels of Hudsonville in 2001 as a PTA, and then went to home care for two years with Sunset Home Care. He began as the Rehab Services Director at The Laurels of Sandy Creek in 2006. Specialized in manual therapy and use of thermal and non-thermal modalities. Also works closely with area assisted livings to provide them with our therapy services and staff education/training.

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Shannon Schram

Director of Marketing

Shannon Schram grew up in Saginaw, MI and after college at Saginaw Valley State University started her career working as an Executive Director for a non-profit organization. Her position required much travel and after meeting her current husband and wanting to start a family decided to leave that position after 8 years to stay home and raise their son. After a short 6 months of staying home she decided it was time to return to the workforce and took a position working in the Senior Living industry as a Sales & Marketing Director for a local company in Grand Rapids. It was then when she realized she had a passion for seniors and really wanted to help them through the process in finding quality care and a place for them to call home. After 6 years of working in Assisted Living she was approached with the opportunity to work in the Skilled Nursing Industry and was up for the challenge! She has "found her home" at The Laurels of Sandy Creek in Wayland. Just 20 minutes from her home in Caledonia where she lives with her husband and two children she serves in her role doing what she enjoys most, helping seniors!

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