Vincy woman honoured in NY
July 31, 2009
Vincy woman honoured in NY

Beth Abraham Family of Health Services honoured its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Clari Gilbert, a St. Vincent and the Grenadines native, at their 10th Annual Golf Classic fundraising event, which took place at Century Country Club & Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, NY, on Monday, July 13.{{more}}

“Beth Abraham Family of Health Services is proud to recognize Ms. Gilbert at our 2009 Golf Classic,” stated Beth Abraham Family of Health Services President and CEO Michael S. Fassler. “She has unparalleled dedication to our patients and staff, unwavering commitment to helping others reach their full potential and professional and personal devotion to improving the quality of life for so many in the communities we serve.”

A formidable advocate for those who are disabled or chronically ill, Gilbert has, for more than a decade, championed a systemic culture change process in the Beth Abraham skilled nursing facilities that empowers staff, residents and their families to build relationships based on mutual respect and trust. Indeed, her work in furthering that culture change led to its first ever implementation in New York City at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (CNR), now a member of the Beth Abraham Family.

Among Gilbert’s accomplishments is being named 2009 “Administrator of the Year” by the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). She was also named 2007 “Professional of the Year” by the New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (NYAHSA). In recognition of her mentoring role and implementation of intergenerational programs, Gilbert was presented with the Boy Scouts of America’s “Good Scout” award. She was appointed to Baldridge Board of Examiners in 2008, and again in 2009.

“Throughout the years, it has been my pleasure and privilege to provide quality care for the patients of Beth Abraham and to help our exceptional staff succeed in their endeavors,” said Gilbert. “I am pleased to be the 2009 honoree and am confident that Beth Abraham will continue to ‘make life better for people’ in the years to come.”

Proceeds from the 2009 Golf Classic benefit patient services and programs. The Beth Abraham Family of Health Services is a national leader in providing and coordinating home and community-based long term care for chronically ill and disabled adults throughout the New York metropolitan area. Their care services include residential health care, subacute medical care, rehabilitation, home care, AIDS home care, Comprehensive Care Management, adult day health care and independent housing facilities for the elderly and disabled.