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A Historic Legacy

Since the 1930s, the name “Mary Lee DePugh” has been synonymous with caring for Winter Park’s elderly. The skilled nursing facility that now bears her name began as an outreach of the Benevolent Woman’s Club, which is still active today. As president of the organization, Ms. DePugh directed the group’s resources toward providing healthcare and eldercare for residents of the community’s Westside – first establishing an outpatient medical and dental clinic . . . then opening a nursing home in 1956, both of which were named in her honor.

Today, the Mary Lee DePugh Nursing Center has evolved into The Gardens at DePugh. As we continue to build on our legacy of compassionate, loving, quality care, we also look to the future . . . expanding our reach to meet the needs of all Winter Park citizens.

A Tranquil, Convenient, Secure Setting

The Gardens at DePugh Nursing Center is situated on a historic 2.5-acre site in beautiful downtown Winter Park. Nestled securely between Park Avenue and Winter Park Village, our gated and monitored facility features a Sensory Garden framed by venerable oak trees . . . a walking path . . . and a charming gazebo where residents and visitors can enjoy the outdoors.

A large-scale renovation of the campus was completed in 2003, with another interior and exterior refurbishment in 2009 – enhancing the facility inside and out. With grants from local foundations, who cited our extraordinary community-based work, we have enhanced the comfort of our facility and updated medical equipment.