Cherlyn Deleonabreu, executive director

On Aug. 14, 2017, Life Care Centers of America presented Life Care Center of Ocala with the Facility of the Year Award for its Southeast Division.


The award was given during the company’s annual management meeting at its headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee. It recognizes the facility as the premier location in the division, which includes 21 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Florida.


Criteria for this award include excellent customer service, a strong activities department, an active volunteer program and involvement in the community.


Life Care Center of Ocala, led by Executive Director Cherlyn Deleonabreu, was praised for excellence of care, as shown by its five-star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The center has a positive satisfaction rating as well.


Associates at Life Care Center of Ocala raised $950 for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s this past year in addition to participating in the walk, and it hosts a community-wide fall festival with lots of fun and games for children.


In addition, Life Care Center of Ocala is committed to the growth of its associates. This year, five nurses have advanced their careers through education or promotion.


“We congratulate Cherlyn and her team of associates who, together, have developed such a strong facility,” said Beecher Hunter, Life Care president. “The residents and rehab patients at Life Care Center of Ocala are the real winners as they benefit from the works of love performed by the team every day.”