2018 C.A.R.E. Commitment – Achievement – Recognition – Excellence

March 11, 2019

Care awards logoPalm Garden proudly announces its 2018 CARE Award recipients. We celebrate their commitment and achievement. We recognize their empathy, love, and compassion. We celebrate their excellence in pursuit of respect, dignity, and service to others.

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. 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.”

Palm Garden of Ocala

Samantha Williams, Certified Nursing Assistant
Liz Surdam, Housekeeping Assistant

Palm Garden of Ocala “Best of the Best” for the second time!

October 29, 2018

Palm Garden of Ocala has been voted Best Rehab Facility for the second year in the Ocala Star Banner’s “Best of the Best.”

Jan Marino Representing Ocala on the Radio

August 9, 2018

 “You have a choice. Most folks don’t get up on Friday morning, check their pets into a puppy hotel, and decide to spend time in a rehabilitation center. Instead, a healthcare event requires hospitalization. It could be something as simple as a fall or as big as a heart attack. The point is we… Read more »

What to expect when you’re on the FASTtrack

October 30, 2017

By Jan Marino, Director of Transitional Services Seinfeld was an award-winning TV Sitcom about nothing. But mention Seinfeld and all the favorite episodes are recalled – remember the one about the black and white cookie? Or the one when Kramer spits a Junior Mint into a body on the operating table? Palm Garden of Ocala… Read more »

Crystal Ashe accepting the Best Nursing Home 2017 award on behalf of Palm Garden of Ocala

October 23, 2017

Crystal Ashe, Senior Director of Transitional Services, accepting the award for Best Nursing Home 2017, on behalf of Palm Garden of Ocala.   

GEMs and FASTtrack

October 19, 2017

Our Director of Transition, Jan Marino, spends time with Robin and Larry of “AM Ocala Live!” WOCA “The Source” to share the meaning of GEMs and discuss Palm Garden’s new FASTtrack program.

Florida Health Care Association 2017 Essay Contest Winner

October 5, 2017

Belinda Tanner, FHCA’s CNA Essay Contest Winner received a letter of congratulations from Senator Greg Steube recognizing her contribution to health care. Please click here to read the official letter of congratulations from the Senator.

AHCA Silver National Quality Award Winner 2017!

July 7, 2017

Palm Garden of Ocala has been recognized as a 2017 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award is the second of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which was established in 1996 and spotlights providers across… Read more »

Cover Story: Innovation Ocala

June 23, 2017

Congratulations, Belinda Tanner, CNA, Grand Prize Winner of Florida Healthcare Association’s 2017 CNA Essay Contest

June 15, 2017

Congratulations, Belinda Tanner, CNA at Palm Garden of Ocala, who was named the Grand Prize Winner of Florida Healthcare Association’s 2017 CNA Essay Contest. This year’s contest focused on the theme, “CNAs: Champions for Person-Centered Care.” Participants were given six topics around which to craft their essay – Dignity, Respect, Compassion, Listening, Communication or Standards… Read more »