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October 2018 Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners

Mark Rettig, maintenance director at Life Care Center of Sarasota, Florida, noticed that a resident was in need of a bariatric bed. Rettig worked to put everything in place for the resident, including a special mattress. When the resident stated that the current mattress was not comfortable, Rettig asked if he could try something different. Rettig went to Walmart to purchase an egg-crate mattress topper that helped the resident sleep better...

Whatever It Takes and Then Some August 2017 Winners

Red velvet cupcake stock photo

Deborah Perry, certified nursing assistant at Life Care Center of Sarasota, Florida, stepped in to help a new short-term patient who was feeling down about coming to a nursing home the day before her birthday. Other associates tried to comfort the resident, but to no avail....

Life Care Center of Sarasota associate reconnects with company VP

Minnie Pelea, nurse liaison at Life Care Center of Sarasota, with Mark Davis, vice president of Eastern Operations

One day this spring, Nina Willingham, senior executive director at Life Care Center of Sarasota, Florida, informed Minnie Pelea, nurse liaison, that the facility was going to be visited by Life Care’s new vice president of Eastern Operations, Mark Davis.

The name jogged memories for Pelea....

Cuban immigrant loves nursing career at Life Care Center of Sarasota

Yamile Alvarez, admissions assistant

Yamile Alvarez was once a new immigrant, learning to adapt to American culture.

Now, she helps other people adapt to their own new environment – not in a new country but in a skilled nursing and rehab center.

Alvarez was working as an accountant at a hotel in Cuba when her life changed forever.