Palm Garden team member appointed to FHCA Committee

March 30, 2017

Congratulations Marigene Barrett, Senior Director of Utilization & Regulatory Compliance, who was appointed to serve as a member of the FHCA Annual Conference Committee and Reimbursement Committee. She will also be presenting at the Florida Health Care Association’s Annual Conference this year on “5 Star Quality Measures.” We are just so proud of Marigene for sharing our commitment to person centered care “The Palm Garden Way” throughout the State of Florida.

Thank you!!

Palm Garden team member appointed to FHCA Council

March 28, 2017

Congratulations Cheryl Cobb-Tullos, VP of Clinical Services, who was appointed to serve as a member of the newly established FHCA Risk and Compliance Council. The overall purpose of the Council is to address issues related to risk management in long term care centers and compliance issues associated with the new CMS Requirements of Participation. We are just so proud of Cheryl for sharing our commitment to person centered care “The Palm Garden Way” throughout the State of Florida.

C.A.R.E. – Commitment – Achievement – Recognition – Excellence

March 15, 2017

Palm Garden treats folks like family. We celebrate the life story of every guest, resident, and family member entrusted to our care by training and retaining team members as members of our own family. It takes extra compassion, but by learning about those life events that make each of us special, Palm Garden Team Members are able to offer a special kind of care. Based not on what we think our guests and residents would like, but on what they need as individual human beings.

Palm Garden proudly announces its 2016 CARE Award recipients. We celebrate their commitment and their achievement. We recognize their empathy, love, and compassion. We celebrate their excellence in pursuit of respect, dignity, and service to others.

Ask one of these award recipients what they do for a living and they will not respond “I clean floors” or “I am a nurse, C.N.A., or van driver.” Each will respond very humbly, “I celebrate life stories at Palm Garden it is my pleasure.”

C.A.R.E. Award Recipients 2016


Palm Garden of Clearwater
Mariana Abreu, CNA
Kurt Zorn, Director of Plant Operations

Palm Garden of Gainesville
Keosha Burk, CNA
Phyliss Mavin, Culinary Services

Palm Garden of Jacksonville
Edna Alvarez, CAN
Andrea Simmons, Guest Services Coordinator

Palm Garden of Pinellas
Geri King, CNA
Felipe Ruiz, Culinary Services (not pictured)

Palm Garden of Largo
Patti Bukowski, CNA
Jackie Heaton, Health Information Specialist

Palm Garden of Ocala
Linda Dibartolo, CNA/Hospitality Liaison
Thelma Brown, Environmental Services Tech

Palm Garden of Sun City
Deanna Pierce-Kline, CNA
Ernest Gordon, Maintenance

Palm Garden of Tampa
Denise Nichols, CNA
Jon Irvine, Director of Environmental Services

Grand Palms
Calvin Keefer, CNA
Arelis Rivera, Director of Transitional Services

Palm Garden of Orlando
Carmen Hernandez, CNA
Celeste Poff, Concierge

Palm Garden of Aventura
Angela Jack, CNA
Marion Lang, Director of Environmental Services

Palm Garden of Port St. Lucie
Marie Jackson, CNA
Annette Smith, HR Manager

Palm Garden of Vero Beach
Kia Mosley, CNA
Elaine Sylvester, LPN

Palm Garden of West Palm Beach
Lulu Joseph, CNA
Brenda Lee, Health Information Specialist

Home Health
Theresa Dary, Physical Therapist
Yicelle Garces, RN

Palm Garden of Winter Haven
Tanya Morris, CNA
Debbie Miller, Director of Environmental Services


Visit our photo gallery to view our award recipients.

We will “THRIVE”

March 14, 2017

Many of you have been hearing bits and pieces on state and federal program/regulatory changes threatening to change our business. Some of these are related to; the state certificate of need program (CON), Medicaid/Managed Care, ACA impact on Medicaid reimbursement, and others. Have confidence that Palm Garden is positioned to not just survive any changes facing us, but we will “THRIVE”.

Let’s stay focused on our mission of delivering care and compassion to our guests, residents, and each other.

Kind Regards,
Rob Greene

Happy New Year Palm Garden Family

January 3, 2017

2016 Annual Awards Meeting

Palm Garden of Gainesville Groundbreaking Ceremony

December 15, 2016

Congratulations to our annual Rehab Department Award Winners!

December 15, 2016

Customer Service Excellence:
Palm Garden of West Palm Beach & Palm Garden of Clearwater

Operational Excellence:
Palm Garden of Vero Beach & Palm Garden of Gainesville

Clinical Excellence:
Palm Garden of Orlando & Palm Garden of Sun City Center

Person Centered Care is Personal at Palm Garden

December 15, 2016

My organization’s approach to delivering person centered care is to celebrate the life story of every individual we serve. Weather it’s a guest, resident or family member we believe their life stories represent a rich tapestry that helps us identify and serve their individual wants and needs. Locus of control requires us to learn and then act on their life story details. This enables us to not only treat the individual as we would like to be treated- but as they would like to be treated. So we celebrate life stories, and we share our own.