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James Barnett | A Leader in Excellence

Sarasota, FL (October 19, 2022) – Spring Hills announces another Leader in Excellence in Sarasota, FL, James Barnett, Director of Environmental Services.  Spring Hills’ Leaders in Excellence spotlight program understands that Excellence is Achieved through Teamwork.  As a matter of fact, it is part of their company culture as a Code of Conduct from their Spring Hills C.A.R.E. Standards.  At Spring Hills C.A.R.E. stands for Company, Associates, Residents, Expectations.  The details of the Spring Hills C.A.R.E Standards are discussed daily at their company Stand Up throughout their entire company’s portfolio.

Recently, Courtney Lonseth was nominated to receive the first Leaders in Excellence recognition.  She was asked to nominate three associates on her team who help her, and her community achieve success.  James Barnett, known to many as “JB” was on her list.  As her Director of Environmental Services, Courtney says,

“JB has the most amazing abilities to remain calm under any obstacle sent his way. He builds relationships with every resident and family in the community. The families rave about JB’s attentiveness and patience. It is a true honor to have his experience and expertise on my team.”

James Barnett, Director of Environmental Services, Poet’s Walk Sarasota, A Spring Hills Memory Care Community

James has been in health care for over 30 years.  He has done everything from designing buildings, to construction, to kitchen design and menu development.  James says, “I am most passionate about the love and care that is given to our elderly family, to ensure they have a quality of life that they deserve.”

When asked what he is most proud of, James will tell you it is his community for the way the team has created an environment of caring for their residents.  He says, “We have taken the facility from a census of 29 to full capacity in a year. Our reputation has grown, and I can say I’m proud to be a member of the Poet’s Walk team.”

As for inspiration, James says his teammates inspire him in different ways.  Some for their work ethic and some for the way they treat the residents and families as if they were their own. His goal for the future is to work until he retires at Spring Hills.  “It has become my home and I am very proud of it.”, said James.

When James is not at work, you will find him on the golf course.  He declares himself an avid golfer. When it comes to sports and competition, he really enjoys it all.  He also loves plants and gardening because of the way you can see what your labor can grow.

About Spring Hills:

Spring Hills operates post-acute care, assisted living, and memory care communities, and home care services that provide comprehensive support, including population health management, for seniors and those with chronic health needs. Spring Hills ensures the highest standards for proactive health care and quality of living at every stage and is committed to helping people live happy, healthy lives.

Led by Alexander Markowits, President/CEO, Spring Hills is committed to providing seamless care experiences that meet the unique needs and preferences of residents, patients, and their families. Spring Hills has 35 facilities across seven states: Post-Acute Care in NJ; Assisted Living and Home Care in NJ, NY, VA, OH, FL and NV; and Memory Care in TX, VA, NV and FL. For more information, visit           

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