CEO Letter│Mike Ward - President/CEO │ Pines of Sarasota

CEO Letter

Dear Friends,

Pines of Sarasota has a 73-year legacy of excellence in compassionate care for seniors, leading the way in senior care as the region’s premier not-for-profit provider of short-term and outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing and memory care, assisted living, and falls prevention. An on-site child care and learning center provides intergenerational programs for both our kids and the seniors in our care. Our educational programs benefit both caregivers and those being cared for, as well as the community at large and our own programs.

Pines is built on a tradition of service to seniors and the community. And now, supported by our Board of Directors and our donors, we are transforming our campus to better serve our residents and patients. This transformation ensures that our mission to care for those who can no longer care for themselves flourishes well into the future, for many years to come.

We are so excited about our new skilled nursing center, fully funded by donors and now open, which has replaced several older buildings on our campus. Residents and patients at Pines of Sarasota will benefit from expanded outpatient and inpatient therapy gyms, carefully planned with state-of-the-art equipment. There is a beautiful new hair salon and a one-of-a-kind theater equipped with a hearing loop system for the hearing impaired. Residents can visit in the new outdoor courtyard, enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. The spacious new dining room overlooks a beautiful pond, and garden atrium areas let in sunlight. New private rooms each have their own bathroom and shower. Memory care residents will enjoy an indoor activity area under a full-length skylight, designed to create the feeling of the outdoors in a safe and climate-controlled environment. This activity area is unique in health care for dementia care programming.

And that is what is so exciting. This transformation allows us to continue to provide the very best in care – Pines of Sarasota compassionate care – to those who need it the most. We are committed to continuing our progressive leadership role to advance the standard of care for seniors, and we are grateful for the support of our donors to allow us to do so.

I invite you to choose Pines of Sarasota for the most advanced care available for you or your loved one. I am honored and grateful to lead this team of highly-skilled health care professionals into our bright future as we continue to meet our community's ever-growing rehabilitation and senior care needs.

Sincerely yours,

Mike Ward

President and CEO

Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community