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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.
Two Windsor Care Centers Awarded AHCA/NCAL 2019 Silver National Quality AwardJuly 30th, 2019
July 29, 2019 – Phoenix, AZ - Palm Valley Rehabilitation and Care Center and Maryland Gardens Care Center, two members of the Windsor family of skilled nursing centers and assisted living facilities, announced today they have earned the 2019 Silver - Achievement in Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).
The Silver Quality Award is the second highest distinction possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program. The program was created to recognize long-term care and post-acute providers across the nation that have demonstrated a commitment to providing and improving the quality of care for their residents.
“As Silver Quality Award recipients, Palm Valley Rehabilitation and Care Center and Maryland Gardens Care Center are well on its way to progress in their quality journey by continuing to achieve better quality results,” said Alana Wolfe, Chair of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers. “I commend them for this outstanding achievement.”
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. The Silver level, which is awarded to only the top .5% performers, represents members that develop and demonstrate effective approaches that help improve performance and health care outcomes.
“I am extremely proud of all the staff members at Palm Valley and Maryland Gardens,” says Jeron Walker, Regional Director of Operations, Arizona. “Our mission is to treat each resident as they would their own family, and it shows. It is my honor to work with these amazing people every day. The Silver Quality Award is well-deserved.”
As recipients of this year’s award, Palm Valley and Maryland Gardens can now advance in developing approaches that meet the criteria required for the Gold – Excellence in Quality Award.
The 2019 Silver National Quality Awards will be presented at AHCA/NCAL’s 70th Convention and Expo in in Orlando, FL October 15, 2019.