Awards and Recognition




Nursing Care Center Accreditation & Post-Acute Care Certification From The Joint Commission – 2017-Present

Florida Presbyterian Homes earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Nursing Care Center Accreditation and Post-Acute Care Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. Earning the Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient and resident care.



CareerSource Polk Best Places to Work Award – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

FPH received a Best Places to Work Award from CareerSource Polk (formerly Polk Works) that honors employers who exemplify best practices in their workplace and who are committed to improving the quality of life for their employees. FPH is now considered an Employer of Distinction, which recognizes companies who have received Best Places to Work honors for three consecutive years.


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U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Homes – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

FPH’s Porter-McGrath Health Center has once again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Nursing Home. The rankings are determined by Nursing Home Compare, a website run by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The agency rates nursing homes based on state-conducted health inspections, nursing and physical therapy staffing, and quality of medical care. We pride ourselves on creating an environment where active seniors can thrive in a community built for them.



Silver – Achievement in Quality Award – 2016

FPH’s Health Center (skilled nursing) is one of 10 facilities in Florida to be recognized as a 2016 recipient of the Silver – Achievement in Quality award for our dedication to provide quality care. The award is one of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA-NCAL).We hold our quality commitment with great honor and pride and will continue to provide only the best in superior care for the active senior and their lifestyle.



Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award – 2018

Florida Presbyterian Homes’ Assisted Living Facility has been recognized as a 2018 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The distinction is the first of three progressive award levels through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), the leading association for long term and post-acute care. The program honors association members across the country that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.


 Gold Seal for Excellence Winner – 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016

Porter-McGrath Health Center’s well-defined commitment to excellent resident-centered care has earned the coveted state of Florida Gold Seal Award for Nursing Homes six times. This award is presented every two years.


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Medicare Five-Star Rating

The Five-Star Quality Rating System was created by the Federal Government to help residents, their families and caregivers compare retirement communities based on health inspection results, staffing and quality measures.


Leading Age Quality First participant

Quality First is the aging-services field’s national quality improvement initiative. It is a philosophy of quality and a framework for earning the public’s trust in our field. Learn more at


Member of PAHSA

The Presbyterian Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (PAHSA) is an independent, not-for-profit association representing organizations that provide residential communities, healthcare facilities and services to older adults of all faiths. PAHSA communities are guided by their Christian heritage and strive to provide older adults with quality residential settings and services to meet their physical, intellectual, social, emotional, vocational and spiritual needs.


Fair Housing / Equal Opportunity

The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) administers and enforces federal laws and establishes policies that make sure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice.





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