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 Blanchester, 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 Blanchester 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 Blanchester 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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Lori Byrom, LNHA

Interim Administrator

Lori began her career working for Laurel Health Care Company in 2001, as the director of marketing at The Laurels of Hillsboro. She currently serves as administrator at The Laurels of Hillsboro in addition to her interim role at The Laurels of Blanchester, and has previously been full-time administrator at Blanchester and The Laurels of Milford.

Lori was born and raised in Highland County, where she graduated from Lynchburg-Clay High school. In 1995, Lori graduated from Chatfield College with an associate's degree in Business Management. She then received her bachelor's degree from Wilberforce University.

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Becky Willison, RN

Director of Nursing

Becky has been a member of the Blanchester community her whole life graduating from Blanchester High School in 1995. She had the opportunity to volunteer within the local Boy Scouts of America organization for over 10 ten years. She has been married for 25 years to her loving husband, Bart, and has two boys. Both of Becky’s boys completed their scouting career as Eagle Scouts. Becky joined the Laurels family in 2007 with most of those years working as a floor nurse at the Laurels of Blanchester. She had the opportunity to transfer to the Laurels of Milford as a Unit Manager before returning to Blanchester as the Director of Nursing. Becky graduated from Southern State Community college earning her LPN in 2007 and recently graduating from Galen College of nursing with her RN in 2019.  

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Mandi Hill

Rehabilitation Services Director

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Angie Byrom-Brown

Director of Marketing

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