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2018 Heroes In Medicine
Kravis Center
701 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
United States
(561) 832-7469
Friday, April 20, 2018, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

2018 Heroes In Medicine Event Page


Description: 2018 Annual Heroes in Medicine Awards honors local individuals and organizations who provide extraordinary services that address or have responded to health care needs in the county, the nation or around the world. From the nominations received more than 30 teens and adults will be selected as 2018 Heroes in Medicine and one will be selected as the Hero of the Year.  All those selected will be honored at the awards luncheon and the Hero of the Year will be officially announced at the luncheon. Event’s net proceeds support Project Access, a physician-led network of care linking physicians and other health care providers, offering comprehensive care at no cost to local, uninsured children and adults and other services of the PBCMS. Approximately 500 guests will attend the luncheon.

This event is sold out. Contact 561-433-3940 with any questions.



Congratulations abound to the men, women and teens who will be recognized as Palm Beach County’s heroes in health care at the 15th Anniversary of Heroes in Medicine.  This PBCMS event, taking place on Friday, April 20 from 11 until 2 at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion will include a reception, silent auction, luncheon and awards ceremony.  Rendina Healthcare Real Estate is serving as the Founding Benefactor.

Kudos to this year’s award winners!  They are:

Robert Broadway, VP Corporate Strategy – Bethesda Healthcare System
Melissa McKinlay, County Commissioner/Mayor – Palm Beach County

Gina Melby, CEO - JFK Medical Center

Lifetime Achievement
Mark R. Stein, MD, Medical Director/President - Allergy Associates of the Palm Beaches

Barry Miskin, MD, FACS, Associate Medical Director – Trustbridge
Craig H. Lichtblau, MD, Medical Director - St. Mary's Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit
David Cano, MD - Caridad Center
Col. Jose Thomas-Richards, DO
Marcos Nores, MD, Medical Director, Heart & Vascular Institute - JFK Medical Center
Arif Dalvi, MD, MBA, Neurologist - PB Neuroscience Institute 

Bruce Rendina Professional
Judith Buckland, RDCS, FASE, Cardiac Sonographer - CardioServ
Mark Goldstein, Director Clinical Skills Simulation Center - FAU
Gabrielle Finley-Hazle, CEO - St. Mary’s Medical Center

College/Medical Student
Alexandria Watkins, RN, BSN – PB Atlantic University
Minh Quan Le, MD Candidate - FAU College of Medicine
Elaheh Niroomand, MD/MPH Candidate – University of Miami School of Medicine

Community Organization
SHINE Volunteer Team/ADRC
Center for Child Counseling, Inc.
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Susan G. Komen SFL 
Medical Legal Partnership, Legal Aid Society of PBC 

Health Care Educator (Hospital/Non-Profit)
Siobhan Gross, RN - Jupiter Medical Center
Faustino Gonzalez, MD, FACP – Trustbridge
David Summers, RN - Health Care District of PBC

Health Care Educator (Higher Education)
Robert Kershner, MD, FACS - PB State College
Elias B. Chahine, PharmD, FCCP - PB Atlantic University
Henry Haire, MD, FACP - FAU College of Medicine
Amy Zito, MD - University of Miami School of Medicine

Health Care Innovation
Wendy Lo, Curator of Education – Morikami Museum Japanese Garden
James E. Galvin, MD, MPH - FAU College of Medicine
Palm Beach Accountable Care Organization, LLC

Health Care Provider
Antonio Artero, RN - Health Care District of PBC
Omar Worrell, ARNP, MSN - Bethesda Hospital West
Behavioral Science Division of PB Sheriff’s Office

High School Student
Christian Diaz - John I. Leonard High School Medical Academy
Morgan Montanile - Jupiter High School
Sophie Dietze & Baylee Bennett - Jupiter High School

Outreach Wellness/Prevention
Shenetria Moore, Community Liaison/PBC - VITAS Healthcare
Paula Triana, RDN, LDN - The School District of PBC
Barbara Jacobowitz, Department Chair Health Services Administration - Keiser University

Outreach Wellness/Prevention (Non-Profit)
Ann Laughlin, MD, Medical Director - Wayside House, Inc.
PBC Partnership for Aging
Seth Bernstein, PsyD, Senior VP/Community Investments - United Way of PBC
Donna Harris, Director of Entry and Psychotherapeutic Services - The Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health

Project Access
MSPB Neurology Group:

  • Eric Kramer, MD
  • Yvonne Jurcik, MD
  • Casandra Mateo, MD
  • Teresita Casanova, MD
  • Jose Labault, MD

Jesus Jimenez, MD
St. Mary’s Medical Center and PB Children’s Hospital

For more information please call Jim Sugarman at 561-433-3940 ext. 103 or email [email protected]