Palm Beach County Medical Society Services is proud to announce the 2016 Heroes in Medicine, recognizing people in the local community who are making a difference in health care. Heroes were recognized at the 13th Annual Heroes in Medicine Awards luncheon on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Kravis Center, Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach.
For the past 13 years, the Annual Heroes in Medicine Award has honored individuals and organizations throughout Palm Beach County that use their skills and resources in the field of health care to provide outstanding services for the people of our local, national, and global communities. Among the various categories, one Hero of the Year will be awarded along with four honorary awards.
2016 Hero of the Year Alina Alonso, MD
Our 2016 Heroes in Medicine
Bruce Rendina Professional: Don Chester; Jaime Estremera-Fitzgerald; Mitch Feldman; Robbin Lee
Community Outreach Hero: Arthritis Foundation; Margaret C. Donnelley; Roy Foster; Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County, Inc.; Gary Peters, Boca Helping Hands
Health Care Educator: Gauri G. Agarwal, MD; Mark Brody, MD; Marta Galvez; Bernardo Obeso, MD
Health Care Innovation: Florida Institute for Health Innovation; Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation; Christian Moseley
Health Care Prevention/Wellness: Rita Thrasher, Boca Raton’s Promise; Liliana Herrera; Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department; Robert Parkes, MD; Julie Swindler, Families First of Palm Beach County; Denise Bober and Pat Ciavola, The Breakers
Health Care Provider Non-Physician: Ferial André; Becky Dymond; Valerie Fiordilino, PA; Jane Miller
Physician: Alina Alonso, MD; William Kaye, MD; Gerald Robinson, MD; Tommy Schechtman, MD; John Strasswimmer, MD
Project Access: Charles E. Flack, MD; David Weinstein, MD; Florida Cardiology Group- Steven Borzak, MD, Hedy Etzael Zaghi, MD, Rizwan Karatels, MD, B. Benjamin Saketkhou, MD
Student: Wilgens Mistiliens; Andrew Quinlan; Andrea Wilson
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