Wartburg’s President and CEO Receives the Humanitarian Award From Grace – The Ujamaa Community Development Corporations.
Wartburg’s President and CEO, David J. Gentner, recently received the 2017 Humanitarian Award from The Grace – Ujamaa Development Corporations in Mount Vernon, NY during their Village of Grace Awards Dinner. President Gentner’s award was given in appreciation for his vision and efforts to provide quality care for the oldest members of the community. The evening also highlighted the programs and services of the The Grace – Ujamaa Community Development Corporations, which provide support to those in need in the tri-state area, with a focus on Westchester County.
“It was an honor to be recognized by such a venerated pillar in this community. The Grace -Ujamaa Community Development Corporations have made such an impact, particularly in the area of affordable housing. On behalf of Wartburg, my friends and my family, I want to thank the Awards Dinner Committee for what was a very special night,” said Mr. Gentner.
David J. Gentner is the 10th President of Wartburg & Wartburg Foundation, a senior residential and healthcare facility located in Mount Vernon, NY. Mr. Gentner joined Wartburg in 2004 as Vice President, Health Services. Since his appointment as President in 2010, Mr. Gentner has positioned Wartburg for unprecedented growth with the opening of a state-of-the-art, 71,000 square foot Rehabilitation and Adult Day Services Center and a 61-apartment affordable housing facility lauded by The New York Times, both buildings LEED-Certified (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design).
Wartburg, located in Westchester County, NY, offers integrated, comprehensive senior residential and healthcare services. Unlike conventional retirement communities, Wartburg provides a wide range of services to both residents living on its beautiful 34-acre campus and people in their own homes. From independent, assisted living and award-winning nursing home care to inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, home care and adult day care services, its continuing care approach has earned Wartburg a trusted reputation in Westchester. Wartburg also provides caregiver support at every stage with an array of options to find the level of care that considers the whole family. Most recently, Wartburg received the 2016 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators and the 2015 Legacy Award from the Westchester County Chapter of the Links. In addition, Wartburg was named one of the “Best Nursing Homes in New York State” by U.S. News & World Report for the seventh consecutive year in 2017.
Left to Right: David J. Gentner, Rev. Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, Deacon Timothy Marshall