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About Courtyard Healthcare Center


Courtyard Healthcare Center is a 145-bed skilled nursing facility located in the Southwestern suburb area of Chicago in Berwyn. At Courtyard Healthcare Center, we specialize in providing healthcare to individuals in need of skilled nursing care for an extended period or for short-term rehabilitation. Our healthcare services include In-House Dialysis, Wound Care, IV & Nutritional Services, Drain Management, Respiratory and Tracheostomy Care, Alzheimer’s Memory Care, and Physical, Occupational, and Speech Rehabilitation Therapy in a skilled nursing environment.

Meet Our Staff

About Averose Pastores, RN, BSN

Averose "Rose" Pastores has received her Bachelor of Nursing in Manila, Philippines. She has been actively working as a registered nurse for 25 years, both in hospital and long term care settings. She has over 10 years of experience as an Assistant Director of Nursing and as Director of Nursing. throughout the Chicagoland area.
Rose is passionate and has positive attitude in achieving the goals of our residents and families.

Averose Pastores, RN, BSN
Director of Nursing
About Karole Gaydusek, RN, BSN

Karole has worked as a nurse for the past 31 years in both small and large facilities with a strong medical focus as well as end of life care and education. Experience includes Long term care and Rehab as a floor nurse and ADON – Home Health and Hospice Nurse / Hospice Team Manager - Wound Care Coordinator as a Wound Care certified nurse for 10 years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Elmhurst College with her initial nurses training from Triton College.

Karole Gaydusek, RN, BSN
Assistant Director of Nursing
About Nancy Contreras

Nancy Contreras is a hard-worker, Sociable and very easy going. Nancy has been with our company for five years, she loves it at Courtyard Healthcare Center. She enjoys to be around the residents and considers them like family.

Nancy Contreras
Admissions Director
About Lorenzo Leonard

Lorenzo Leonard, REX Therapeutics, received his Bachelor’s in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois-Chicago. He is very passionate about helping residents achieve their goals in therapy. Lorenzo is an avid sports fan and loves the Cubs!

Lorenzo Leonard
Therapy Director
About Peter Starcevich

Peter Starcevich received bachelors of Arts degree from South Illinois University. He has worked in Social Service from 13 years, 5 years as an assistant director and 5 years as a Director Social Services. He is passionate in helping individuals in succeeding and meeting their goals.

Peter Starcevich
Social Services Director
About Joey De La Cruz

Joey De La Cruz is a Certified Dietary Manager and a certified Food Safety Manager with an extensive background in the food service industry. He received his Food and Nutrition Management education at Barton Community College in Great Bend, Kansas. As a Dietary Manager, Joey applies all the skills he acquired when he began his career 25 years ago. His passion for providing outstanding meals started in a 5-Star hotel when he worked as a food attendant and then a Sous Chef. Joey has been an Executive Chef and a Dietary Manager in Long Term Care since 2010. He is very excited to be part of the team to serve and meet the needs of the patients and residents at Courtyard Healthcare Center.

Joey De La Cruz
Certified Dietary Manager
About Lesley Heiras

Lesley completed her Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and Sports Studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Later she earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration and concentration in Human Resources at Keller University Graduate School of Management.
Over the course of Lesley's 10 plus years in long term care, Lesley has managed multiple facilities both as Regional Director of Admissions and as a licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She has participated in the initial Joint Commission Accreditation of a facility in order to improve the overall safety and provide the highest quality services.
As the Administrator at Courtyard, Lesley is dedicated to improving the overall experience of patients and residents by providing specialized, person-centered care in a home-like environment that is optimal in recovery.

Lesley Heiras


We are always seeking talented and dedicated professionals to become part of our care giver team. We are looking for qualified individuals who will share in our commitment to excellent care in a warm, friendly and caring environment.

Do you have the qualities it takes to make a difference in the lives of our residents? If so we would like to hear from you.

You can view Courtyard’s current openings below. To apply, please download and print the application below.


Date Posted

Download the job application here. You are welcome to fax your completed application to Courtyard Healthcare Center at (708) 749-2462 or you can visit our Welcome Desk at 3601 S. Harlem Avenue, Berwyn, IL 60402-3219.

Don't see a position you're interested in? Send us your resume and we'll keep it on file for future openings.