Fernando Recio, MD, Receives Heroes in Medicine Award
Fernando Recio, MD, Medical Director of Boca Raton Regional Hospital's
Irving & Barbara C. Gutin Center for Robotic Surgery is a recipient
of the Palm Beach Medical Society’s 2014 Heroes in Medicine Award.
This prestigious honor recognizes individuals and organizations throughout
Palm Beach County that use their skills and resources to provide outstanding
healthcare services to local, national and global communities.
Dr. Recio received the Society’s “Healthcare Innovator Hero”
award and was cited for his pioneering efforts in robotic surgery in Palm
Beach County. Specializing in gynecologic oncology, Dr. Recio recently
completed his 1,000th robotic procedure and leads what is the county’s
busiest robotic surgery program at Boca Regional. He is involved in a
number of clinical trials, including a multi-center, stage III study of
an ovarian cancer vaccine. Dr. Recio was the first surgeon in the United
States to use a type of biofilm for the prevention of adhesions after
pelvic and abdominal surgery.
“Dr. Recio possesses the qualities, both tangible and intangible,
that are found in only the highest caliber of physicians,” said
Jerry Fedele, President and CEO at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “He
is most deserving of this recognition and we applaud him for his significant
contributions to the betterment of patients in our region.”
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (brrh.com) 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,
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 is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished
Hospital Award for Clinical ExcellenceTM for the 10th year in a row and
was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2011, 2012, 2013
and 2014 both by Healthgrades®. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was also
recognized for the third consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report’s
2013-2014 Best Hospitals listing as a top-ranked hospital in the South
Florida metropolitan area.
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