Our CEO Honored As Top Executive 
Tuesday, 27 October 2009 
CEO Mitch Feldman 

Boca Raton, FL West Boca Medical Center is proud to announce that its Chief Executive Officer, Mitch Feldman, was recently honored as the "CEO of the Year" at the South Florida Business Journal’s 2009 Excellence in Healthcare Awards.

Feldman is an accomplished executive with more than 25 years of healthcare leadership experience, including more than 19 years working at Tenet.

The Excellence in Healthcare Awards recognize those in South Florida who have achieved positive results in the local community, while fostering good healthcare practices among employees. Finalists were chosen by a panel of outside advisors, as well as South Florida Business Journal staff.

"I am honored and humbled to receive this award amongst so many outstanding candidates. I want to thank my staff for nominating me and their continued support," said Feldman.

His advise to other aspiring healthcare executives is simple. The field is ever changing and complex. Prepare for shifting tides and adjust as they can. "Embrace change and surround yourself with people who have expertise in a variety of areas that healthcare organizations require", said Feldman. "Look forward and plan for the future and prioritize so that your organization can stay in the forefront.".

In just more than a year as CEO of West Boca Medical Center, a 195-bed acute care hospital in Boca Raton, Fla., Feldman has led the hospital's growth and expansion of pediatric services, including a pediatric orthopedic program, pediatric outpatient rehab program and pediatric sleep lab. Under his leadership the hospital also finalized construction to expand its Level III NICU, bringing total NICU bed count to 34, as well as developed a certified stroke center.

About West Boca Medical Center:

West Boca Medical Center, part of Tenet South Florida, is a 195-bed acute care hospital located at 21644 State Road 7 in Boca Raton, Florida. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the community and surrounding areas for over 20 years.

West Boca Medical Center offers a broad array of services, including general medical and surgical care, cardiac and surgical intensive care, outpatient surgery services, 24-hour emergency services for adults and children, diabetes education, a cystic fibrosis program for adults and children, outpatient rehabilitation services and a sleep diagnostic center. The hospital also offers several specialties, including a level III neonatal intensive care unit, the BirthCare Pavilion, a pediatric unit and a pediatric intensive care unit. It is also a recipient of the HealthGrades Maternity Care Excellence Award two years in a row (2006/2007 and 2007/2008). HealthGrades ranks West Bocafs maternity program among the top 5% five percent in the nation.h

West Boca Medical Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nationfs oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.

For more information about West Boca Medical Center or a physician referral, call 866-904-WBMC (9262)