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May 7, 2021
The Gardens at DePugh was recently featured in the Orlando Sentinel for achieving a 92 percent vaccination rate among our staff.
April 28, 2021
The Gardens at DePugh Nursing Center recently welcomed Robert H. (Bob) Showalter as a new board member.
October 26, 2020
The Gardens at DePugh Nursing Center Announces the Engagement of Liz Barton to serve as its Administrator
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Liz Barton as the Nursing Home Administrator for The Gardens at DePugh Nursing Center located in downtown Winter Park, Florida.
March 29, 2020
The Gardens at Depugh featured on WESH TV for finding ways to connect residents with family during isolation.
Social distancing is making it harder for everyone to stay connected, especially with elder loved ones in assisted living and nursing homes. WESH TV spotlights how The Gardens at Depugh is finding ways to bridge the divide.
January 15, 2020
NEWS RELEASE – The Gardens at DePugh Nursing Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Nursing Care Center Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.
The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
January 15, 2020
The Gardens at DePugh Nursing Center is very pleased to announce a very generous grant from the Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation!
These funds will support in part the design, installation and purchase of a generator and related electrical service upgrades to power the air conditioning system while operating on emergency power.
June 3, 2017
The Eden Alternative® announces the addition of The Gardens at Depugh to its International Registry, joining,
January 13, 2016
The Gardens at DePugh recently received a five-star overall rating – the highest possible score – from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal entity that provides funding and oversight for healthcare programs.
November 3, 2014
With a patriotic “I Voted” sticker on her dress, Nancy Mosgo was among five residents who participated in early voting Oct. 16 at The Gardens at DePugh.
August 1, 2014
“Skillful Management of Resources” Distinguishes Her Career in Healthcare
The Gardens at DePugh has named Carol Ribas its new assistant administrator.
Ribas, who started June 20, brings 24 years of local expertise. She most recently worked with critically ill children at PSA Healthcare in Orlando and has been executive director of assisted living facilities in Haines City and Kissimmee.
June 25, 2014
The Gardens at DePugh celebrated the 37th annual National Nursing Assistants Week June 12-19, 2014, honoring its 16 dedicated professionals who hold key roles in the delivery of quality healthcare. […]
June 25, 2014
Winter Park celebrated the legacy of Mary Lee DePugh June 9, 2014, with Mayor Kenneth W. Bradley naming the day in honor of a woman whose compassionate outreach benefitted so many of the city’s elderly residents. […]
May 11, 2014
With a theme of “Living the Aloha Spirit,” The Gardens at DePugh celebrated National Nursing Home Week May 11-17, 2014. […]
May 6, 2014
The Gardens at DePugh celebrated National Nurses Week May 6-12, 2014, honoring its 15 nurses with gifts, meals and educational activities. […]
April 24, 2014
WINTER PARK, Fla. – The Gardens at DePugh recognized 42 staff members during its Employee Appreciation Day, Thursday, April 24. […]
April 21, 2014
WINTER PARK, Fla. – The Gardens at DePugh was recently named a training facility for MedTech Institute’s nursing program. Since February, students from MedTech’s Orlando campus have visited residents three times a week as part of their clinical rotations. […]
February 25, 2014
WINTER PARK, Fla. – The Gardens at DePugh recently received a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal entity that provides funding and oversight for healthcare programs. […]
February 6, 2014
The Gardens at DePugh Celebrates Founder Mary Lee DePugh’s Legacy During Winter Park’s 12th Annual Unity Heritage Festival
WINTER PARK, Fla. – The Gardens at DePugh recently commemorated the legacy of its founder, Mary Lee DePugh, during the City of Winter Park’s 12th annual Unity Heritage Festival honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. […]
January 27, 2014
Millie Sorger, Administrator of The Gardens, Joins Board of Welbourne Avenue Nursery and Kindergarten
WINTER PARK, Fla. – Millie Sorger, administrator of The Gardens at DePugh, was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Welbourne Avenue Nursery and Kindergarten in Winter Park. Sorger will assist with the facility’s governance and marketing efforts […]
June 28, 2013
‘Blessing’ Ceremony Brings Together Dignitaries, Residents, Families and Staff of The Gardens at DePugh
Winter Park City Commissioner Sarah Sprinkel, Former Mayor Joe Terranova Share Remarks WINTER PARK, Fla. – Local dignitaries recently joined The Gardens at DePugh for a blessing ceremony recognizing the facility’s impact among residents and their families. Begun as a neighborhood mission by Mary Lee DePugh in 1932 and officially formed as a nursing home […]
May 15, 2013
WINTER PARK, Fla. – Residents of The Gardens at DePugh, a Winter Park rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility, recently partnered with Valencia College students in a collaborative art project that explores the nature of human memory. A group of 28 students from Professor Val Woldman’s humanities course interviewed 10 residents about their favorite recollections. The […]
March 25, 2013
WINTER PARK, Fla. – The Gardens at DePugh, a Winter Park rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility, recently named Millie Sorger as its administrator. In this role, she will oversee financial and clinical operations, as well as ensure regulatory compliance. “Millie is a veteran administrator with a reputation for fostering a caring environment for both residents […]
December 20, 2011
WINTER PARK, Fla. – The Gardens at DePugh, a rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility, recently hired Ruth Ames as its new nursing director. In this role, she will oversee the daily operations of the nursing department. “We are honored to have Ruth join our team,” said Mary Pitetti, executive director of The Gardens at DePugh. […]
October 20, 2011
WINTER PARK, Fla. -The Gardens at Depugh Nursing Center, a nonprofit skilled nursing facility will hold its First Annual Fall Festival on October 20, 2011 from 10am -3pm. We are grateful to Select Medical Rehabilitation, Welbourne Nursery, Samaritan Care Hospice, Indigo Palms Assisted Living, Center for Independent Living and many of our community partners and […]
June 23, 2011
Assistant Director of the New Family Medicine Residency Program Will Help Facility Achieve Overall Vision