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

June 15, 2017

Belinda Tanner, grand prize winnerCongratulations, 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 of Care – and write about how these words translated into their daily practice of caring for residents.

In her essay, Belinda shared, “CNAs must not only listen to the patient’s verbal needs, but also be able to acknowledge and understand needs that are unspoken…[One] tender memory allowed me to understand that listening through different forms of communication is essential in meeting all needs of the patients whether its physical, emotional, or spiritual, to ensure Quality Assurance and Excellence of Care. It is my pleasure to continue to fulfill the needs and desires of patients.”
Read Belinda’s essay here.

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… Read more »


November 21, 2016

Wendy Langford and Gerado Viudez take a moment to pose before serving the Thanksgiving meal. Gerardo Viudez carves the turkey and ham for Thanksgiving Dinner.

Mardi Gras

November 20, 2016


Malachi Turns 102!

November 20, 2016

Art Show and Auction

November 20, 2016

2016 Awards

June 13, 2016

Everyone proudly shows off their awards during the recent FADONA Conference in Daytona Beach. Mary-Sue won Nurse Administrator of the Year 2016. Erica Buchanan, LPN was 1st runner-up for FADONA’s prestigious LPN of the Year award and was presented a Certificate and $400 check. Sonia Braham, CNA was 1st runner-up for the FADONA CNA of the Year… Read more »

2016 Staff Acheivements

May 13, 2016

Mary-Sue Buck, Director of Nursing Services congratulates Ocala’s newest nursing assistant turned Licensed Practical Nurse, Stephanie Perez! Way to go Stephanie, we are very proud of you. Palm Garden of Ocala is proud to announce that four of our Certified Nursing Assistants have just graduated and are now Licensed Practical Nurses! They will be taking… Read more »