Exemplary Physicians Honored On Doctors Day  
 
Thursday, 13 May 2010 
 
Dr. Howard Gelb with the Outpatient Surgery staff.  
 

BOCA RATON, FL West Boca Medical Center (WBMC) congratulates its 2010 Doctors Day honorees.  WBMC CEO Mitch Feldman and the hospital staff recognized the following physicians for kindness, dedication and commitment to their patients. WMBC will make a $500 donation to their charity of choice.

Howard Gelb, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Physician of the Year Award for a community-based physician.
 
Kenneth Jeffers, MD, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Medical Staff Humanitarian Award.

Brian Moraes, DO, Internal Medicine Physician, Physician of the Year Award for a community-based physician.

Carl Rosenkrantz, MD, Radiologist, Physician of the Year Award for a hospital-based physician.

 
Dr. Carl Rosenkrantz is congratulated by Mitch Feldman. 

Dr. Gelb, board-certified specialist in sports medicine and a specialist in knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist and ankle arthroscopic surgery, has been on the medical staff since 1995. Dr. Gelb was chosen because of the time he devotes to each patient to address questions and concerns, his willingness to teach other staff members and his overall support of the hospital.

Dr. Jeffers, board-certified and fellowship-trained, has been a medical staff member since 2008.  Active in the medical community, Dr. Jeffers is a clinical assistant professor at Nova Southeastern University. He has lectured around the U.S. and internationally and recently made two trips to Haiti to help with earthquake relief. While there, he provided medical care and constructed medical supplies by hand. He goes above and beyond his scope of practice to help patients and is a true asset to the hospital.

 

 

 
Dr. Carl Rosenkrantz is awarded by Mitch Feldman. 

Dr. Moraes, a board-certified physician who has been a member of the medical staff since 2001, is Chairman, Department of Medicine. Dr. Moraes supports his colleagues and our hospital without hesitation and has demonstrated great compassion and teamwork in helping with the grievance committee.

Dr. Rosenkrantz, board-certified, has been on the medical staff since 1986 and was the first chief of staff. Dr. Rosenkrantz was nominated because he is an outstanding radiologist with an excellent bedside manner. He is patient, wonderful to work with and is truly dedicated to the profession.

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. West Boca Medical Center has been serving the medical and healthcare needs of its community and surrounding areas for over 20 years.
 
West Boca Medical Center offers a broad array of services, including general medical and surgical care, orthopedics and sports medicine, a robotic surgery program offering minimally invasive surgery for gynecological, urological and general surgical procedures, a state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging center featuring open MRI and digital mammography, 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 specialized sleep diagnostic center with a dedicated lab for infants and pediatrics as well as adults. West Boca Medical Center is also a Certified Primary Stroke 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 four years in a row (2006/2007 and 2007/2008, 2008/2009 and 2009/2010). HealthGrades has ranked West Boca’s maternity program among the top 5% five percent in the nation for three years in a row (2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2009/2010).

The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. For more information about West Boca Medical Center or for physician referral, call 866-904-WBMC (9262).