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

March 1, 2018



Palm Garden proudly announces its 2017 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.

C.A.R.E. Award Recipients 2017


Palm Garden of Clearwater
Oderay Montero, Certified Nursing Assistant
Birgitt Dowd, Concierge
Palm Garden of Gainesville
Margarita Sandoval, Certified Nursing Assistant
Kimberly Strickland, Certified Nursing Assistant
Palm Garden of Jacksonville
Brenda Nelson, Certified Nursing Assistant
Paula Barrow, Unit Secretary
Palm Garden of Pinellas
Brandy Reed, Certified Nursing Assistant
Catherine Waldschmidt, Life Enrichment Assistant
Palm Garden of Largo
Janet Cox, Certified Nursing Assistant
Tyler Chapman, Central Supply
Palm Garden of Ocala
Latiticia Terry, Certified Nursing Assistant
Kenneson Bristol, Culinary Assistant
Palm Garden of Sun City
Sandra Lopez-Colon, Certified Nursing Assistant
Albert Holton, Environmental Services Director
Palm Garden of Tampa
Chris (Geraldine) Conner, Certified Nursing Assistant
Margaret Stevens, Assistant Culinary Manager
Grand Palms
Shanal Dixon, Certified Nursing Assistant
Donald Bennett, Chef
Palm Garden of Orlando
Jennifer Fraser, Certified Nursing Assistant
Angela Martinez, Unit Secretary
Palm Garden of Aventura
Servilla Fortune, Certified Nursing Assistant
Emma Covalt, Laundry Aide
Palm Garden of Port St. Lucie
Idercia Jean, Certified Nursing Assistant
Rosalind Gansauer, Unit Secretary
Palm Garden of Vero Beach
Bridgette Wyche, Certified Nursing Assistant
Wanda Storey, Social Services Assistant
Palm Garden of West Palm Beach
Veronica Griffiths, Certified Nursing Assistant
Karen Brown, Life Enrichment Assistant
Home Health
Vicky Guzman, Office Coordinator
Palm Garden of Winter Haven
Barbara Southall, Certified Nursing Assistant
Shawna Cook, Licensed Practical Nurse
Palm Garden Rehab – East
Melixa Melendez, Physical Therapist (Aventura)
Palm Garden Rehab – West
Abigail Hago, Occupational Therapist (Ocala)
Palm Healthcare Management
Sonja Helmer, Director of Payroll

Visit our photo gallery to view our award recipients.

Congratulations to Luke Neumann on his promotion to Vice President of Service and Relationship Development!

January 10, 2018

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Luke Neumann to the position of Vice President of Service and Relationship Development. Luke joined Palm Garden in 2012, most recently serving in the position of Senior Director of Service and Relationship Development. This promotion recognizes the contributions made to Palm Garden Healthcare during his tenure. Please… Read more »

Congratulations Palm Garden of Orlando!

November 29, 2017

For Immediate Release Local Contact: Luke Neumann, Vice President of Service & Relationship Development November 27, 2017 813-285-2928                                                                      Palm Garden of… Read more »

Palm Garden Centers Earn 2017 Silver National Quality Award

July 7, 2017

  5 Palm Garden skilled nursing centers (Palm Garden of Clearwater, Palm Garden of Largo, Palm Garden of Ocala, Palm Garden of Pinellas, and Palm Garden of Sun City Center) have been recognized as a 2017 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award recipients by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

2016 Annual Awards Meeting

December 16, 2016

Palm Garden recognizes its best and finest at its Annual Awards Meeting. Click here to view the photos.

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