Our Staff

What differentiates one assisted living & 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 Maplewood of Sandy Creek, 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.

Maplewood of Sandy Creek employs a team of highly qualified medical professionals, Registered Nurses, Personal Service Assistance. Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and a Speech Therapist offered onsite. Personal Service Assistance, 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 Maplewood of Sandy Creek 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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Angel Brummette


Angel earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Grand Valley State University, where she majored in Health Science and received a minor in Public Administration. She entered the long-term health care field in 2003 and joined Laurel Health Care Company in 2005. Along the way, Angel came to realize that her passion is in providing quality care to the senior population and comforting families with the knowledge that their loved one is in a safe, caring home. Angel earned her Nursing Home Administrator License in 2009 and in her role as Administrator at The Laurels of Sandy Creek and Maplewood of Sandy Creek, she enjoys working with the guests, families, staff, and the surrounding community.

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Keith Hintz

Rehabilitation Services Director

Keith Hintz grew up in Wisconsin and completed his internship at Spectrum and Mercy Hospital in Muskegon. He joined The Laurels of Hudsonville in 2001 as a PTA, and then went to home care for two years with Sunset Home Care. He began at The Laurels of Sandy Creek and Maplewood of Sandy Creek in 2006 as the Rehabilitation Services Director.

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Katie Newton, RN

Director of Nursing

Katie became a licensed practical nurse in 2012 and started her career with the Laurel Health Care Company. She has worked as a charge nurse, unit manager, and assistant director of nursing. Katie obtained her RN license in 2015 and in 2016 accepted the director of nursing position at The Laurels of Sandy Creek and Maplewood of Sandy Creek. She is a certified wound care nurse and also has certification through the National Institute of Stroke Prevention. Katie is currently working on a master’s degree in nursing administration at Ferris State University.

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Shannon Schram

Director of Marketing

Shannon Schram grew up in Saginaw, MI and graduated from Saginaw Valley State University. She started her career working as an Executive Director for a non-profit organization and then realized she had a passion for seniors and helping them through the process in finding quality care and a place for them to call home. After 6 years of working in Assisted Living, Shannon was approached with the opportunity to work in the Skilled Nursing Industry and was up for the challenge! She has found her home at The Laurels of Sandy Creek and Maplewood of Sandy Creek as the Director of Marketing.

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