Heroes in Medicine

Alzheimer's Community Care Vice President Honored with 2017 Heroes in Medicine Award

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West Palm Beach, Fla. – Karen Gilbert, RN MS CDP, Vice President of Education & Quality Assurance for Alzheimer’s Community Care, has been named one of Palm Beach County Medical Society Services’ 2017 Heroes in Medicine Award recipients. Karen was recognized with a Health Care Educator Heroes Award at the 14th Annual Heroes in Medicine Luncheon, on Friday, April 21, at the Kravis Center Cohen Pavilion.

Karen is a Registered Nurse and has worked in health care administration in Palm Beach County for more than 35 years. For the past six years, she has worked with patients experiencing various stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related neurocognitive disorders.

Karen holds Certification in Alzheimer’s disease training, and is recognized as a Certified Dementia Practitioner by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. She presents educational programs for health care professionals, law enforcement and first responders, community groups, as well as medical, nursing, social work and health administration students.

Karen received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, and holds a Master of Science Degree in Health and Human Services from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. Karen begins study in Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program this summer.

Palm Beach County Medical Society Services’ Heroes in Medicine Annual Luncheon honors extraordinary individuals and organizations utilizing their skills in the field of health care to provide outstanding service to meet the needs of people in local, national and/or global communities.

About Alzheimer’s Community Care

Celebrating 20 years of service, Alzheimer’s Community Care is the largest provider of community-based, dementia-specific services in Florida. The leading non-profit organization serves 4,500 individuals in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties, with a team of professionals skilled and trained in dementia-specific care and education. In addition to 11 Specialized Adult Day Care and Service Centers, Alzheimer’s Community Care offers Family Nurse Consultants, a 24-hour Alzheimer’s Crisis Line, an ID Locator Bracelet Service, Support Groups, Case Management, Education, Training, and Advocacy.


Alzheimer's Community Care is proudly supported by our friends and partners in the community.