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2024 Scholarship America

March 08, 2024

Student Scholarship Program

Ciena Healthcare, in partnership with Scholarship America®, is proud to announce the return of the annual Student Scholarship Program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

Applications are reviewed by Scholarship America, a Minnesota-based philanthropic organization that assists communities, corporations, foundations, and individuals with fundraising, managing, and awarding scholarships to students. Awards are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $4,000.

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Laurels of Chatham

For individuals who are in need of long-term care and short-term sub-acute rehabilitative services, we offer high quality care in a state-of-the-art facility with modern-living amenities and hospitality.

Featuring a fully-secured memory care unit, our 140-bed skilled nursing facility is just a short drive from the Route 15 & Route 64 intersection.

We’re All About You, and we’re here to provide personalized care from highly qualified, professional and compassionate staff with focused attention and innovative best practices.

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We're All About Making You Feel At Home.

We believe that from the moment you walk in to the facility, we have a responsibility to offer you the best. Be it services or experts, we endeavor to make you smile with satisfaction.

  • Professional care that feels personal
  • Pristine home like living environments
  • Healthy meals that actually taste great
  • Compassionate caregivers
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We're All About Offering The Best Career Opportunities!

We’re all about making Ciena the best place to work in the healthcare industry. We offer unrivaled benefits that provide for employees' physical and emotional needs. We always strive to create an environment of respect, compassion, and belonging for everyone. If you are committed to providing the highest level of care and services to our guests and community, your next opportunity is just a click away.

  • Health & Wellness
  • Worklife Balance
  • Career Advancement
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Employee Perks
  • Additional Benefits


Testimonials and Google Reviews

It's All About What Our Guests & Employees Think About Us

I am/was a resident of this facility The room was large with a private bathroom and a comfortable chair and TV. It was very clean. The staff was amazing. I had 6-7 people taking care of me from the nurse, Steve to the PT workers and a nice gym to OT and a special wound nurse and asocial worker and a... Read More

– Kerry

My mom had back surgery at Duke, and then did her rehab at the Laurels of Chatham. She went to rehab right before the holidays. Every day, she commented on how kind everyone was, how fast everyone responded when she had a question or needed something, how good the food was , and especially the cle... Read More

– Leslie

I am/was a resident of this facility I was surprised to know this property is oner 30 years old! It is a well kept, bright,airy, immaculate place where I just spent 2 weeks following a big spinal surgery. The staff is outstanding, physical therapists know how to make you work out efficiently always... Read More

– Azlily

I am leaving this review here for my elderly Mother who has recently spent 17 days here at The Laurels at Chatam! She has expressed to me the kindness, empathy and excellent care she received from the nursing staff there. She has also told me about the professional care she got from the highly quali... Read More

– Pierre

Took very good care of my husband there for rehab the nurses and everyone else was wonderful that worked there they cared and they offered assistance all the time physical therapy was great the whole experience was great also the social worker and the ministration the people worked in the office wer... Read More

– Deborah

I am so happy I got to go there for Rehab after my huge spine surgery. The nursing staff is great, PT, OT appropriately intensive to you stronger. When you are tired they let you sit, it's not torture as I had feared! The CNAs get to know what you prefer. Some time at shif change time, you wai... Read More

– Lilian

What a wonderful patient centered place to work! The focus ON our guests by the entire team is such a fantastic work experience.

– Laura

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident My father was in rehabilitation at this facility for 24 days. The rehab staff was outstanding and very accomodating to his needs, according to my father. I visited everyday and was pleased with the friendliness and professionalism of the nurses an... Read More

– Dana

I've been here for 26 years! Very great place and my 2nd home for these many years, caring for all of our guest whom are part of my family. Im Very grateful and would not choose any other place for employment.

– Wendy

My 35 year old son has been a resident of the Laurels for 5 1/2 years now! He is non-verbal and very neurologically compromised with a complex medical history. The Laurels is his care family and I truly feel they love him like their own. Even being non-verbal, they all “know” him and know how to... Read More

– Marianne Tysinger

Would not have my mother-in-law at any other facility. Staff are like family and treat her like their own. Thanks!

– Sabrina

My dad just left the Laurels after a extensive hospital stay. He was very happy with the entire Physical Therapy department. He had some good nurses and any problems were always handled fairly quickly. We are thankful for him regaining his strength and being able to come home and walk again!

– Cindy


Laurels of Chatham offers a full spectrum of post-hospital services, from a short-term rehabilitation stay to long-term nursing care.

Nursing & Rehabilitation


  • Licensed Administrator
  • Director of Nursing
  • Director, Admissions and Marketing
  • Physician Medical Director
  • Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Rehabilitation Coordinator
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists
  • Dietary Manager
  • Therapeutic Recreation Director
  • Wound Care Team
  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Dental, Vision and Podiatry Services


  • Private guest rooms
  • Rehab gym
  • Beauty and barber shop
  • Courtyard
  • Sattelite TV hookups
  • Telephones

Directions to Laurels of Chatham

72 Chatham Business Park Drive Pittsboro, NC 27312

Take a Virtual Tour

The best way to tour our facilities is always in person, but if you would like to take a quick peek online, take our virtual tour below or contact us for more information.


Please contact your insurance representative and the Ciena Center if you do not see your insurance plan. The participation in an insurance plan does not guarantee payment for services provided. Please contact your insurance representative and our staff to verify coverage.

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare


Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) like Ciena Healthcare provide crucial services for our most vulnerable population: the frail and elderly. Today’s SNFs have significantly evolved over time to provide both long-term comprehensive care and short-term rehabilitation services. However, in comparison to other medical settings, especially hospitals, SNFs are often overlooked for important resources and funding.

As health care evolves, skilled nursing facilities are increasingly providing care previously delivered in hospitals. Nationwide, the 65 and older population will double over the next 20 years. By 2040, it could triple. As our population ages, SNFs are becoming increasingly vital to the care and wellbeing of our seniors.

SNFs need advocates and allies to actively engage with their representatives and speak up about important issues facing our industry. This page is designed to share ways you can help support SNFs and the vital services they provide for our elders.

Contact Your Elected Officials and Voice Your Support for SNFs!

It is crucial the voices of SNF supporters be heard by Congress. Members of Congress value their constituents’ opinions and it is critical they hear from our advocates and allies.

Click here to locate your elected officials and “Speak Up” for SNFs!

American Health Care Association Action Center

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represents the collective interests of more than 14,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers, and homes for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities.

Click here to support the pressing issues AHCA is pursuing with the federal government.

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