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 Middletown, 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 Middletown 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.

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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Patti Nelms


Patti joined The Laurels of Middletown as administrator in April 2019. Prior to becoming full-time administrator at Middletown, Nelms worked as a contracted employee for Laurel Health Care Company for five years, serving as a travel and interim administrator at a number of locations throughout Ohio. In all, she has more than 30 years of experience in long-term care at an administrative level.

Patti has a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Miami University.

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Yvette Jackson

Director of Nursing

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Lamar Weaver

Rehabilitation Services Director

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Daniel Morgan

Director of Marketing

Dan Morgan is the Director of Marketing for The Laurels of Middletown and has worked for nearly a decade in public, private and hospital based healthcare systems. He is very motivated by customer satisfaction and enjoys meeting and learning from new and diverse guests and families. When he is not working at The Laurels of Middletown, you can usually find him outdoors enjoying nature.

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