The Laurels of West Carrollton 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 West Carrollton, 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 West Carrollton employs a team of highly qualified medical professionals, including a Medical Director, Registered Nurses, Restorative Care Nurses, 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 West Carrollton 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.

Eric Fields, LNHA, Administrator

Eric served in the army out of high school where he earned the privilege to be a part of the Honor Guard, in Washington, D.C. In 2001, he graduated from Shawnee State University located in Portsmouth, Ohio and earned a Bachelor Degree in Social Science. Eric gained his license as a Nursing Home Administrator in 2010. He is passionate about bringing the “Laurel Way” to the West Carrollton and Miamisburg communities.

Chrissy Boykin, RN, Director of Nursing

Chrissy has devoted her career to caring for guests in long-term care settings.  Her passion started when she was 16 years old and volunteered as a “Candy Striper” in a skilled nursing facility.  She began her career serving as an STNA and then completed her LPN in 1995 and received her RN in 2003 from Edison State after which she has served as a Director of Nursing.  Chrissy has lived in the local are her whole life and when not caring for her guests enjoys spending time with her family. 

Sandy Daws, LPN, Director of Marketing

Sandy joined the Laurels team in 2015 as the Director of Marketing, she has over 32 years of experience in healthcare and customer service. She received her LPN in 1990 in Tennessee. Her passion is serving the local community and being dedicated the guest and their families. She is a member of the Rotary, Merchants Association and she loves to volunteer in the community helping with the special events. She resides in Carlisle with her husband and son. In her free time she enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.

Gwyn Vanover, Hospital Liaison

Gwyn is the Hospital Liaison for The Laurels of Huber Heights and West Carrollton.  She has been part of the team since 2011.  Gwyn has over 25 years of extensive hospital management experience, previous Paramedic, and a Certified Healthcare Access Manager.  She has worked in Long-Term Care since 2004.  She has been a chairman of a National Healthcare committee and lobbied Senators in Washington for healthcare reform.  Gwyn and her husband Wes live in Kettering, Ohio.