Congratulations to Amy Green-Smith — winner of the Florida Presbyterian Homes’ Employee of the Quarter Award for the 1st quarter of 2018. Amy is known for being a big help to the Dietary team and assists with all of the department’s needs. She goes above and beyond to find the right products at the best price. Amy also volunteers for every event, and helps with serving and clean up, while also making sure our residents have great time. She is truly an advocate for our residents and we appreciate all of Amy’s efforts.
Florida Presbyterian Homes (FPH) was recognized in September 2017 by their worker’s compensation carrier United Heartland. The FPH nursing team received a $5000 check for their superior safety efforts. This money will go towards the purchase of new Safe Patient Handling equipment and/or devices, which will further FPH’s commitment to providing the industry’s best safety practices and programs. The administration of Florida Presbyterian Homes would like to thank United Heartland for this donation. In addition, they would like to recognize the stellar nursing team that made this happen! To learn more about awards and recognitions given to Florida Presbyterian Homes, visit: www.fphi.org/awards-and-recognition/
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 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:
- 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.
Florida 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.
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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