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 Worthington, 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 Worthington 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 Worthington 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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Kacy Gilliland-Noel

Administrator

Kacy joined The Laurels of Worthington as administrator in January 2020. She has nearly two decades of experience in long-term care and previously served as a regional director of marketing and facility director of marketing for Laurel Health Care Company. Long-term care has always held a special place in Kacy's heart --throughout her childhood, she would join her mother at work on Sunday afternoons and spend time with residents. Today, she still loves interacting with guests and their families and believes all members of the Laurel family make a difference in her life.

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Antoinette Howze, RN

Director of Nursing

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Ashley Tabellion, PT-A

Rehabilitation Services Director

A member of The Laurels of Worthington rehab staff since 2010, Ashley was named rehabilitation services director in 2019. She has worked in skilled nursing facilities since 2007 when she graduated with an associate’s degree from the Physical Therapist Assistant Program in Canton, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, gardening and spending time with her husband and two small girls. Her passion to advocate for skilled and long term guests drives the work she does every day at The Laurels.

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Abby Dodds

Director of Marketing

In 2009, Abby graduated from the Ohio University College of Health and Human Services in Athens, Ohio.  Abby has a Bachelor’s Degree in Long-Term Health Care Administration and Health Service Administration along with a minor in Business and Marketing.  As part of her course work at Ohio University, Abby completed the AIT program at The Laurels of Worthington which eventually led her to the position of Activities Director.  Abby spent seven years as the Activities Director and enjoyed the relationships she has built with the Guests and families at The Laurels of Worthington.  Abby is excited to take on the role as the Director of Marketing where she can continue to build strong and lasting relationships with the Worthington Community.  Abby has lived in the Columbus area for the past eight years and in her free time enjoys traveling, sports and spending time with her family.

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