Living our Mission Statement

December 21, 2017

Staff member dressed up as Santa for the residentsGood Morning Palm Garden Family,

This year at one of our centers the Grinch stole Santa’s “Steven R. Covey” planner. That’s right. Without his planner, Santa wasn’t going to show up.

When one of your team members learned of this she said “Oh no you didn’t! Where’s the costume? Our guests and residents are not going without a visit from Santa at Christmas!”

…and she danced.

She is an example of empowerment, respect for dignity, love, and pure joy.

Our Mission is to create a compassionate environment for each person entrusted to our care and to inspire hope and healing by helping those individuals achieve their highest level of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Organizations talk about their mission all the time. We see example after example of our team members living our mission in their words and actions every single day. We are Palm Garden.

Unique. Different. Special. Elite.

We are just so proud of our Palm Garden Family. (And Nicelis from Palm Garden Orlando/Grand Palms- you are a GEM!)

Is there anything more important we can do than celebrate folks who are away from their homes and families for Christmas? Put on our GEMpathy cap. How would you feel? What would you want?

Empowerment means when you see a need- you fix it. And when you do it the Palm Garden Way it looks like pure joy. (Or Nicelis dancing in a Santa suit).

Kind regards,

Luke Neumann, Senior Director of Service And Relationship Development

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December 19, 2017

Life Story – Rosie the Riveter

November 14, 2017

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This is who we are. This is what we do…

August 25, 2017

Dear Palm Garden Family, ..and this is what it means to those we are fortunate to serve. Please read this “contact us” message that came through our website from Palm Garden of West Palm Beach: Name: Joseph – Guest at PG/WPB For whom are you inquiring? Self How did you hear about us? Hospital What… Read more »

Life Story GEM

August 14, 2017

Dear Palm Garden Family, We believe in celebrating the life story- our Palm Garden Family. In fact, we learn all the little details that make each of our guests, residents and family members unique, different and special. We think it informs how best we can help those entrusted to our care achieve their highest level… Read more »

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 »

Employee of the Year 2016

January 5, 2017

Palm Garden of Tampa’s Employee of the year is Jon Irvine – our Environmental Services Supervisor and resident IT Guru. Jon has been active in the health care industry since 2005 and joined the Palm Garden of Tampa team in the summer of 2011. His specialized training in diesel mechanics, air conditioning and carpentry, as… Read more »

CNA of the Year 2016

January 5, 2017

The Palm Garden of Tampa CNA of the Year is Denise Nichols – soon to celebrate her tenth year of service at our facility. Congratulations, Denise. Denise has been a CNA since 1996 – 20 years of providing healthcare services! Before becoming a CNA Denise was a beautician – these qualities help explain why her… Read more »

Donations to Feed the Children

December 19, 2016

Palm Garden of Tampa donated backpacks and Hillsborough County required school supplies to Feed our Children in support of the fine work of Chaplain Moses Brown. Michele Forney, Executive Director of Palm Garden Tampa states “The residents and staff of Palm Garden of Tampa have embraced our values of integrity, respect, commitment, compassion, and service to… Read more »