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Awards and Recognition

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Always in pursuit of excellence, we are proud to be recognized by others for our commitment to innovation, growth, and financial stability. The following is an abbreviated list of honors and awards bestowed upon The Forest at Duke:

  • 2018: A- Fitch credit rating
  • 2017: BBB+ Fitch credit rating
  • 2017: CCAC/CARF 5 Year National Re-Accreditation
  • 2012: CCAC/CARF National Re-Accreditation
  • 2008: Star Re-Certification – Occupational, Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • 2007: Environmental Services Employee of the Year – North Carolina Association of Homes and Services for the Aged (NCANPHA)
  • 2007: CCAC/CARF National Accreditation
  • 2005: Star Re-Certification – OSHA
  • 2004-2009: Fabulous Fifty Certified Nursing Assistant Award – North Carolina Healthcare Facilities Association (NCFA)
  • 2004: Nursing Employee of the Year – North Carolina Association of Homes and Services for the Aged (NCANPHA)
  • 2004: Best National Project in Progress – The Forest at Duke Health and Wellness Center addition – The Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments (SAGE) and Nursing Homes/Long-Term Management magazine
  • 2003: Star Certification – OSHA, North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL)—First health facility in the country to achieve this highest OHSA designation for safety in the workplace; certification good for 3 years
  • 2001: Environmental Services Employee of the Year – North Carolina Association of Homes and Services for the Aged (NCANPHA)
  • 1997: Environments Grand Award – Memory Support Wandering Garden – North Carolina Landscaping Contractors Association
  • 1996: Citation of Excellence – The Forest at Duke Memory Support Center and Wandering Garden – American Association of Homes and Services for the Aged (AASHA) and American Institute of Architects (AIA)

 

In the News and On the Air

The American Dance Festival Goes Virtual, Local, and Grammable in “The World Is Our Stage”, June 8, 2020, INDYweek.com

Empty Bowls benefitting Urban Ministries of Durham, March 5, 2020, INDYweek.com

What’s Up at The Forest: Alia Granger and Kristin Pearson, September 29, 2019, Chapelboro.com

What’s Up at The Forest: Alia Granger and Nancy Perrin, September 1, 2019, Chapelboro.com

What’s Up at The Forest: Chuck Wheeler and April Ravelli, July 28, 2019, Chapelboro.com

What’s Up at The Forest: Alexandra Sheaffer and April Ravelli, June 30, 2019, Chapelboro.com

What’s Up at The Forest: Alia Granger and Joe Harvard, June 2, 2019, Chapelboro.com

Jazz Hands Together: Using Music to Connect Across Generations, September 7, 2018, WUNC.org

The Forest at Duke 2017 Impact Report, as featured in The Herald-Sun and The News & Observer

The Forest hosts lecture on the history of the Durham Colored Library, June 12, 2017, The Herald-Sun

Warning to Retirees Who Take Up Music: The Cat May Flee the Room, January 27, 2017, The New York Times

Why Boomers are Retiring to College, April 29, 2014, PBS.org