The Laurels of Toledo 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 Toledo, 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 Toledo 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 Toledo 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.

Edward Beatrice, Administrator

Edward Beatrice started as the Administrator at The Laurels of Toledo in February of 2010.  Edward has been an Administrator in the state of Ohio since 2004 and has been the Administrator at two different facilities in the cities of Marion and Bucyrus.  Originally from the Columbus area, Edward now resides in Bowling Green, OH.  Edward is a proud graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in History and Theology. Edward’s greatest focus as the Administrator is to ensure that our residents and guests receive the best service in nursing care, rehabilitation, and customer service.

Keryn Werdehoff, BSN, Director of Nursing

Keryn Werdehoff received her Associate’s Degree in the Science of Nursing locally at Owens Community College and continued on for her Baccalaureate Degree through Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio. Keryn first entered the medical field in 1999 and has worked in a variety of settings including telemetry, post-procedural, palliative, and emergency medicine with Mercy Healthcare Systems. She spent five years in a social service community agency overseeing home care, a food pantry, and financial assistance programming. Her experience as a Director of Nursing includes the past five years in Skilled Nursing and Hospice leadership locally in the Perrysburg, Sylvania, and Toledo areas.

Jessica Blattner, Director of Marketing

Jessica Blattner has worked in the healthcare field since graduating from Bowling Green State University in 2003. Shortly after, she realized her love for working in the senior care field and earned her Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from The University of Toledo. She has worked in skilled nursing, rehab, and senior housing settings in marketing and admission roles, now directing the Marketing and Admissions department at The Laurels of Toledo. Jessica loves being a part of a team who helps make it possible for people to recover and regain independence to return home.

Julie Leidel, Rehabilitation Services Director

Julie attended The University of Toledo where she obtained a Bachelor's Degree of Science with a concentration in Kinesiology. She has provided rehabilitation services since 1994. Currently, Julie is an active Board Member for Professional Skills Institute for Physical Therapy Assistant Program.