Boca Cardiologist Dr. Oranberg Receives ‘Doctor of Distinction’ as Rotary Club Downtown Resumes ‘Honor your Doctor’ Event – Boca Raton’s most trusted news source

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Dr. Philip Oranberg, MD, left, who specializes in cardiovascular and internal medicine, receives the 2022 “Doctor of Distinction” award from Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer during the “Honor Your Doctor” event at Boca West Country Club Wednesday

Boca Raton, Fla. – The Boca Raton Rotary Club Downtown resumed its “Honor Your Doctor” luncheon series on Wednesday, March 30, after a hiatus created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organizers noted that community-nominated physicians in 2020 and 2021 were included in the group honored at this year’s festivities at Boca West Country Club.

The Rotary Club awarded prizes to dozens of medical staff whose names appeared in a program book distributed to guests. Rotarians and those in attendance thanked them for their expertise, patient care, and dedication to the Hippocratic Oath during the difficult pandemic years of 2020 and 2021.

Patrons who helped sponsor the event included Elaine J. Wold, Boca Raton Regional Hospital/Baptist Health, SKLAR Furnishings, EM Lynn Foundation, Eda and Cliff Viner Scholars Foundation, Wechsler Foundation/Gale Wechsler and Rocco A. and Mary Abessino Foundation.

Dr. Philip Oranberg, MD, who specializes in cardiovascular and internal medicine, received the most nominations from the crowd to earn the title of Doctor of Distinction for 2022. Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer presented Oranberg with the honor which included a city proclamation. Advice.

A 1976 graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, he completed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center from 1976 to 1979. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania Health System from 1979 to 1981 as part of a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases.

The doctor, who has 41 years of experience, is associated with Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Delray Beach Medical Center.

According to co-chairs Janice Williams of Matrix Home Care, LLC and Alan Kaye of Transworld Business Advisors, both founding members of Rotary Club Downtown, the annual luncheon recognizes and honors doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals from Palm Beach and Broward. while raising funds for four-year scholarships for deserving medical and nursing students.

COVID was not totally forgotten on Wednesday. “To accommodate social distancing for luncheon attendees, our club has booked the entire Grand Ballroom so we can space out tables and table settings,” Williams said. “Masks were also provided upon request upon arrival.”

Commenting on the return of the ‘Honor your doctor’ luncheon, Alan Kaye said: “It’s wonderful to be back together to celebrate our doctors and healthcare professionals, after having to cancel last year’s event and postpone this year’s celebration due to the pandemic.”

“With so much virus ebb and flow, it is our doctors and their teams who have saved so many lives,” he added. “Always with the most compassionate care of patients, and often putting themselves in harm’s way.”

Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled at Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at FAU, Lynn University, and Palm Beach State College.

Annually, the funds for the “Honor your doctor” luncheon, founded by Helen Babione 24 years ago, but now organized annually by the Rotary Club Downtown, are mainly raised in four ways: corporate and philanthropic sponsorships, sale of tickets, “Chance to Win” purchases at the event, and nominations made by patients and staff of their favorite doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals who attended the event as guests of the Rotary Club.

Because the 2020 event had to be canceled, the Rotary Club Downtown reported that 100% of funds raised that year went to fund scholarships for healthcare students.

Founded in July 2012 to meet the health and wellness needs of area residents, Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton is committed to making an impact in the community through Rotary International’s mission “Service Above Self”. .

By Dale King

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