Doctors At Boca Raton Regional Hospital Are Honored

BOCA RATON, FL ( — Congratulations to the doctors who are or were a part of Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s outstanding service team for their recognition as being among the best in Palm Beach County. According to the hospital:

Eleven former or current Boca Raton Regional Hospital physicians have been nominated for the Palm Beach County Medical Society’s Heroes in Medicine Awards and will be honored at the Society’s 9th Annual luncheon, held at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion on Wednesday, May 9. Nominees from Boca Regional are: 


Lifetime Achievement Award:

Richard F. Auclair, MD, Retired Obstetrics/Gynecology


Community Outreach Hero Finalists:

(Retired Physician Volunteers at Caridad):

Richard Auclair, MD, Retired Obstetrics/Gynecology

Arnold Berliner, MD, Retired Hematology/Oncology

Howard Doyle, MD, Retired Ophthalmology

Gordon Hahn, MD, Retired Urology

James Jannotta, MD, Retired Internal Medicine

Leo Quinn, MD, Retired Orthopedics

Martin Rubenberg, MD, Retired Hematology/Oncology


Physician International Hero Finalists:

Howard Goldman, MD, Ophthalmology

Jeffrey Miller, MD, Urology


Physician Local/National Hero Finalists:

Joseph Forstot, MD, Rheumatology


The Awards distinguish both individuals and organizations in the healthcare field that provide exceptional services to meet the needs of the community. Nominees were judged by a committee established by the Palm Beach County Medical Society Services. The categories include:


Bruce Rendina Professional Hero Recognizes an individual whose profession is an integral part of the healthcare system but is not a direct provider of patient care who utilizes abilities to improve the health of the local, national and/or global communities.

Community Outreach Hero – Recognizes an individual, company, institution, organization or agency that has devoted time, skills and/or other resources to assist others and/or contribute to the betterment of healthcare.

Healthcare Provider Hero (Non-Physician)This award recognizes an individual or group who may be direct providers of healthcare, but are not physicians.

Physician Hero (International) – This award recognizes an M.D. or a D.O. who embodies the characteristics of the profession and has contributed to the betterment of healthcare outside the U.S., or has made outstanding contributions to medical education outside the U.S.

Physician Hero (Local/National) Recognizes an M.D or a D.O who embodies the characteristics of the profession and has contributed to the betterment of healthcare locally and/or nationally, or has made outstanding contributions to medical education.


Proceeds from the ceremony benefit Project Access, a group of physician volunteers that help provide healthcare to low-income and uninsured residents of Palm Beach County.


About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Medicine. Redefined.

Born out of community need in 1967, Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center ( with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health and emergency medicine, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).


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