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

Mar 15, 2016 | Blog

CARE logoPalm 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.