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Windsor Gardens of Long Beach Certified as Outstanding “CHOICE” Provider of Wound Healing and Patient CareOctober 29th, 2019
Windsor Gardens Convalescent Center of Long Beach was recognized by The Certified Wound Healing & Ostomy Institute of Care and Excellence (CHOICE) as an outstanding provider of wound healing and patient care. The certification was awarded by Skilled Wound Care, a national wound care program for nursing homes, providing professional wound, ostomy, and skin services.
CHOICE is a program that recognizes excellence in patient care related to wound healing. The goal of the program is to acknowledge, encourage and promote facilities whose wound care performance exceeds industry standards.
Whereas average wound healing in the United States is between 43–57% based on the type of wound, Windsor Gardens of Long Beach’s performance for the time period July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 reached 68.2%, with zero hospital readmissions due to wounds.
“I feel privileged to work with such a dedicated team of staff members and am proud of their achievement,” says Reza Amini, administrator at Windsor Gardens of Long Beach. “Their hard work and selfless patient-care deserves to be recognized.”
“Congratulations on your accomplishment!” says Dr. Bardia Anvar, Founder and CEO of Skilled Wound Care. “This is a significant achievement and is possible only because of the dedication of your nursing staff, working in close partnership with your trained wound care provider. We look forward to continuing helping you enhance the quality of life for your residents through better wound care.”
Windsor Gardens of Long Beach is now striving to achieve the CHOICE Plus and CHOICE Preferred Certification, representing a 75% and 85% healing average, respectively.
Windsor Recognizes “Shining Stars” at Semi-Annual LuncheonOctober 23rd, 2019
Windsor held their semi-annual Shining Star Luncheon last week. The luncheon recognizes staff who demonstrate the Windsor core values in an exceptional way. Twice a year, every facility selects one Shining Star to represent their building. Winners from our four regions gather with their family, friends, and Windsor leadership to enjoy a paid day off and an exclusive lunch.
The Arizona and Southern California luncheon was hosted at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City. And the Northern and Central California luncheon was hosted at Skates by the Bay restaurant in Berkeley.
Congratulations to all the winners!
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WINNERS:
Front Row – L to R
Maria Gonzalez – Hayward
Mabel Umpig – Post Acute Hayward
Parmila Chetty – El Camino
Teresa Perez – Country Drive
Johannah Buenafe – Monterey
Diane Venter – Ridge
Delorus Beard – Modesto
Karol Ford – RDO
Juan Limon - Concord
Laye Niang – RDO
Tim Lehner – COO
Alma Lewis – Salinas
Jahmila Parris – Vallejo
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WINNERS:
Front Row L- R
Pedro Villasana – Fullerton
Greg Davis – RDO
Cicinio Erum – San Diego
Liliana Rodriguez – Westlake
Darrian Harrison – Austin House
Ganelly Mercado – Court
Ana Maria Alvarado – Terrace
Rosa Campos – North Long Beach
Yolanda Sanchez – Cheviot Hills
Mila Azurin – Artesia
Ebele Onyeanusi – Hawthorne
Nida Burrell – Valley
Tim Lehner - COO
Consuelo (Sol) Natividad – Los Angeles
April Kaneaster – Golden Hill
Cherisse Horton – Maryland Gardens
Erik Gonzalez – Arvin
David Slazenski – Ridgecrest
Jeron Walker –RDO
Windsor Vallejo Care Center Celebrates Volunteers at Annual Appreciation DinnerSeptember 18th, 2019
September 10, 2019 – Vallejo, CA - Windsor Vallejo Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center located in Vallejo, California, recently held its’ annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, recognizing the valuable services their volunteers provide to the residents at the care center.
The Volunteer Program was initially launched in 2003 by Norma Cumay-Ao, Activities Director at Windsor Vallejo, to meet the spiritual needs of the residents. Based on her assessment, residents at Windsor Vallejo belonged to 27 different religious denominations. Cumay-Ao recruited volunteers from dozens of religious organizations in Vallejo and within 3 months, pastors, clergy, ministers and religious leaders responded to the invitation and scheduled their services.
The program subsequently expanded to include a range of activities for residents, including: arts and crafts, exercise classes, one-on-one reading and conversation, entertainment (musicals, dances and other presentations), and discussion groups. Civic and religious organizations are invited for holiday events, and local and county officials volunteer as guest speakers for special events.
“Each year, we host a special Appreciation Dinner for all our volunteers,” says Cumay-Ao. “We feel it is very important to recognize the selfless efforts of these amazing individuals. This year, close to a hundred volunteers, special guests and staff attended the dinner. We presented volunteers an award and a Congressional Certificate from the Office of Congressman Mike Thompson. The Mayor of Vallejo, Bob Sampayan, was also present and addressed the attendees. And of course, we served great food and provided musical entertainment!”
There are currently over 100 active individuals from various religious groups who volunteer weekly at Windsor Vallejo.