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 Walden Park, 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 Walden Park 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 Walden Park 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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Edward Beatrice


Edward rejoined Laurel Health Care Company in January 2020 as administrator at The Laurels of Walden Park after serving as administrator at The Laurels of Toledo from 2010-2017. In all, Edward has over 15 years of experience as a licensed nursing home administrator, having operated five different skilled nursing facilities in the state of Ohio. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2003 with degree in history and theology, and later obtained his administrator's license in 2004 and an executive assisted living certificate in 2018. Edward lives in Columbus with his wife and two sons.

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Barbara Robinson

Director of Nursing

Barb started her nursing career as a Nursing Assistant. She became a LPN in 2006 and an RN in2012. She has been in long-term care for 20 years and has been with Laurel Health Care since 2015. She recently moved to Columbus as the Director of Nursing at The Laurels of Walden Park. Barb enjoys long-term care and generally cares about making a difference in every guest’s quality of life.

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Julie Leidel

Director of Rehabilitation Services

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Jill Edwards

Director of Marketing

Jill joined the the Laurels of Walden Park in 2019. She started in the Business Office, prior to accepting her role as the Director of Marketing. With over 15 years experience in the healthcare industry, Jill brings a wealth of knowledge to her role. Working with the elderly has always been Jills passion. She helped care for her grandfather as a child and became a STNA at the age of 18 years old. At 21 years old she was privileged to work at an STNA school. Next, she ventured into the Healthcare Insurance Industry for several years, before going back to her first love, elder care! Jill is married to the love of her life and has 3 beautiful children. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family.

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