About the Hospital
Born out of compelling community need in 1967, Boca Raton Regional Hospital
is a not-for-profit, advanced tertiary medical center with 400 beds, over
2,800 employees and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on
staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in Cardiovascular Care, Oncology,
Women’s Health, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine and the Neurosciences,
all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and
is one of only four hospitals in Palm Beach County to be designated by
the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) as a Comprehensive
Boca Raton Regional Hospital delivers the highest quality patient care
with unrelenting attention to clinical excellence, patient satisfaction
and patient safety. Our team of professionals demonstrates unparalleled
compassion and commitment to those we serve.
To be the preeminent regional leader in healthcare delivery and the hospital
of choice for patients, physicians, employees and volunteers.
In 1962, Gloria and Robert Drummond’s children, Debbie and James
Randall, were tragically poisoned and died before reaching medical attention
30 minutes away. The small community rallied to build a hospital “of
its own” to ensure that area residents would have access to quality
healthcare and life-saving emergency care when they needed it the most.
Eighteen passionate and dedicated women joined with Gloria, who led the
effort to raise funds, and formed the Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League.
From bake sales and fiestas to a black-tie Ball, the community raised
the funds to build a Hospital that would develop into a nationally ranked
- Jerry Fedele, President and Chief Executive Officer
- Karen Poole, FACHE, Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
- Cristina Mata, MD, MBA, CPE, Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
- Dawn P. Javersack, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
- Alexander D. Eremia, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
- Melissa Durbin RN, MSN, NEA-BC, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
- Thomas Chakurda, Vice President, Marketing and Communications
- Mindy Raymond, Vice President, Human Resources
- Dan Sacco, Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Payer Relations
- Mindy Sloane Shikiar, Vice President, Oncology Services, Ambulatory Services
and Business Development
- Amy M. Cole, RN, MBA, President of BocaCare, Inc., and Vice President,
- Brian Altschuler, MS, SPHR, Vice President of Ancillary Operations
- Mark Larkin, CFRE, President, Foundation
Awards and Recognition
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center with
400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff.
In the last 50 years, Boca Raton Regional Hospital has evolved from a
capable community hospital into one of the preeminent medical centers
The Hospital is a recognized leader in Cardiovascular Care, Oncology, Women’s
Health, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine and the Neurosciences, 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).
Boca Raton Regional Hospital was recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s
2016 - 2017 Best Hospitals listing as a Top Ranked Regional Hospital in
the South Florida metropolitan area and the highest ranked hospital in
Palm Beach County. For the second year in a row, Boca Regional earned
the 2016/2017 Consumer Choice Award by National Research Corporation (NRC).
Boca Regional was the only hospital in Palm Beach County to earn such
a distinction. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was also the recipient of
the 2014 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for
10 years running and was named one of Americas 50 Best Hospitals in 2011,
2012, 2013 and 2014, both by Healthgrades®.
The Hospital’s Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute has
been named twice as one of the Top Hospitals with Great Cardiovascular
Programs by Becker’s Hospital Review. In 2013, the publication also
recognized the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute as one
of the 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs.
Home to the Lynn Cancer Institute, the Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Pavilion
opened in November 2008 and is one of the largest cancer programs in the
state of Florida. The award-winning $73 million, 98,000 square-foot facility
houses the Hospital’s imaging, radiation, chemotherapy, cancer support
services and clinical research, as well as the Morgan Pressel Center for Genetics.
The Hospital’s Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness
Institute provides women in South Florida with a continuum of care that
addresses a woman’s unique medical needs. The strikingly beautiful,
46,000 square-foot facility offers the expertise of renowned clinicians,
the most advanced imaging technology in the region and a myriad of holistic
and educational programs, as well as support groups.
In 2012, Boca Regional received a $25 million grant – then the largest,
single philanthropic gift in the institution’s history – from
the Marcus Foundation to create the Marcus Neuroscience Institute on the
Hospital’s main campus. The facility opened in January 2015 and
serves as a new, state-of-the-art nexus of care for neurologic and neurosurgical
patients and has transformed the landscape of clinical capabilities available
in the region.
The Hospital has been designated as the primary teaching site for Florida
Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Internal
Medicine and General Surgery Residency Programs.
Boca Regional is also the official Sports Medicine provider for Florida
Atlantic University and Lynn University athletics.
We invite you to learn more about us. You’ll find renowned physician
expertise. The most sophisticated technology available. Superior nursing
care. You’ll find Boca Raton Regional Hospital…advancing
the boundaries of medicine.