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By Staff | Dec 3, 2019

Joyce Owens

Decorator recognized at design awards

The American Institute of Architects’ Florida Southwest chapter recently held its 2019 AIA Florida Southwest Design & Honor Awards.

Fort Myers-based Architecture Joyce Owens | Studio AJO was recognized with two Honor Awards for Captiva homes. It received the Interior Architecture Honor Award for Villa Captiva and the Restorations and Additions Honor Award for Captiva Peace.

AIA Florida Southwest recognized Architecture Joyce Owens as the Firm of the Year in 2018, and Owens served as president of AIA Florida in 2017. She currently serves on the American Institute of Architects Strategic Council.

Architecture Joyce Owens is a residential and commercial architectural, interiors and design firm focused on modern designs and minimalist interiors adapted to Florida’s tropical environment.


Local named flower ambassador

Lisa VanCoppenolle, of Bonita Springs, was appointed the flower ambassador of Romania on Sept. 13 by Mayor Silviu Ponoran, of Zlatna, Romania.

She owns Lisa V Holistic Skin, which is a vendor at the Sanibel Island Farmers Market.

Lee Health facilities garner high mark

HealthPark Care & Rehabilitation Center has again been listed as a 2019-2020 Best Nursing Home by U.S. News & World Report, earning two top badges for quality care.

The Skilled Nursing Unit at Lee Memorial Hospital also earned top marks for short-term care.

New this year, U.S. News is assigning most facilities two ratings – one for “short-stay rehab” and a new “long-term care” rating. It is intended to provide residents who need help with daily activities, and their families, with information about the quality of care provided by nursing homes. The rating includes data on staffing, success in preventing ER visits and pneumonia vaccination rates, and more. Out of 13,685 nursing homes that received a long-term care rating, 1,139 were designated as High-Performing.

HealthPark Care & Rehabilitation Center is one of only two facilities in Lee County that earned a “Best Nursing Home” designation for both long- and short-term care.