Florida Presbyterian Homes Featured in National Publication

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Florida Presbyterian Homes (FPH) was recently featured in a national article published by Vikus Corporation. Vikus is a software company based in Chattanooga, TN, who helps build hiring software for employee recruitment. FPH is one of 1800 locations across the US working with Vikus to reduce employee turnover and improve care for their residents. Human Resources Manager Kim Roberts was quoted in the article on behalf of Florida Presbyterian Homes. You can read the article by clicking on the front and back pages of the article, found here:



FPH Recognized as a Best Place to Work by CareerSource Polk for Third Year

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FPH received its third Best Places to Work Award from Career Source Polk (formerly Polk Works) that honors employers who exemplify best practices in their workplace and who are committed to improving the quality of life for their employees. Applicants are anonymously scored by an outside panel of Human Resource professionals on the company’s demonstrated commitment to:

Best Place to Work Award 2016

  • Workplace Diversity
  • Work/Life Balance of Employees
  • An Educated Workforce
  • Training and Development Initiatives
  • Recruitment of Quality Employees
  • Retention of Quality Employees


In addition, applicants also have the opportunity to share what sets them apart from other employers. Please congratulate Kim Roberts, our Human Resources manager, and our executive team for their commitment to providing great benefits and quality of life policies for our staff.

FPH Earns 2016 Silver National Quality Award

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qaward_16silverFlorida Presbyterian Homes has earned the 2016 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award 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 recognizes providers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for residents and patients in long term and post-acute care centers and communities.

“This award is a symbol of our team’s commitment to the pursuit of quality excellence,” said Maria Rivera, RN, BSN, Administrator of Florida Presbyterian Homes. “Every day, 24/7, the women and men of FPH work to ensure the highest level of quality and person-centered care to our residents, patients and their families. We are honored to be recognized for the work we do.”

Based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program challenges member providers to achieve performance excellence through three progressive levels—Bronze, Silver, and Gold. At the Silver level, members develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve performance and health care outcomes.

“It takes incredible dedication and passion to successfully apply the demands of the criteria,” said Chair of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers Christine Boldt. “I applaud Florida Presbyterian Homes for reaching this level and for its commitment to always improve.”

As a recipient of this year’s award, Florida Presbyterian Homes can now advance in developing approaches that meet the criteria required for the Gold – Excellence in Quality Award.

The awards will be presented to honorees on October 18 during AHCA/NCAL’s 67th Annual Convention & Expo in Nashville, Tennessee.

For a full list of recipients, visit AHCA/NCAL’s Quality Award website here.


The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahca.org or www.ncal.org.

FPH Executive Chef Wins Top Chef Polk County Second Year in a Row

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Ron Mayer, Polk County Top Chef 2016

Ron Mayer, Polk County Top Chef 2016

For a second year in a row, Florida Presbyterian Homes Executive Chef Ronald Mayer wowed the judges with a delectable five course menu paired with local winery Keel & Curley selections at the Top Chef of Polk County.

“Achievement Academy’s second annual Top Chef of Polk County took place April 18 at The Lakeland Center. The event raised $52,943 for the children of Achievement Academy. Chef Ronald Mayer of Florida Presbyterian Homes was crowned Top Chef of Polk County 2016 for the second year. ”

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“A Chef-Driven Approach to the Menu”

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Ron Mayer, Executive Chef

Ron Mayer, Executive Chef

Our very own Executive Chef, Ron Mayer, winner of the 2015 Polk County Top Chef, was highlighted in Gordon Food Service’s Spring ’16 Magazine.

“Florida Presbyterian Homes is continuously expanding its dining amenities, and features an upscale dinner once a month. “In October,” Mayer says, “we celebrated Oktoberfest with sauerbraten and wiener schnitzel. It was a huge success.”‘

Thanks Ron for all you do!


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“Flight of a Lifetime”

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Colonel William Brake, a resident of FPH, went on a B-17 bomber along with a Tuskegee airman. The story aired on Channel 8, WFLA, on April 6, 2016.

“LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) – Two World War II veterans went on the flight of a lifetime Wednesday in Lakeland. For Col. William Brake, it’s been more than 60 years since he flew a B-17 Bomber. He flew 22 missions in the plane back in World War II. Today, the 94-year old retired U.S. Army Corps pilot got the chance to take one more flight. “It’s so good to see the 17 again,” Col. Brake said. “It was home for a long time.”’

Read the full story at http://wfla.com/2016/04/06/wwii-vet-embarks-on-flight-of-a-lifetime-on-b-17-plane/

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