“Fuchsia & Lavender Persian Window,” the stunning glass
art created by famous artist, Dale Chihuly, has been graciously gifted
to Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Christine E. Lynn Women’s
Health & Wellness Institute by the Dobbs family, residents of Boca Raton.
Rochelle Dobbs looked for a place that would become the new home of the
work created by the artist. The Dobbs family, which includes Boca Raton
residents, Rochelle Dobbs and her mother, Gloria, and her sister and brother,
Candice and Dr. Loren Dobbs, of New York, not only gifted the glass art,
but also provided funding for the moving and installation of the artwork.
"My family is thrilled to share this exquisite Chihuly piece with
Boca Raton Regional Hospital,” said Rochelle. “We hope it
will be enjoyed by all who come to the facility.”
As a visual centerpiece in the Women’s Institute, the piece will
be viewed by over 60,000 patients and visitors who pass through the lobby annually.
“Boca Regional is most grateful that the Dobbs family chose to gift
this beautiful art to the Women’s Institute,” said Maureen
Mann, Executive Director of the Christine E. Lynn Women's Health &
Wellness Institute and the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute.
“The Chihuly glass adds significantly to the environment of care
that the Institute offers.”
Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, Dale Chihuly, an American sculptor,
has mastered the alluring, translucent and transparent qualities of ice,
water, glass and neon, to create works of art that transform the viewer
experience. He is globally renowned for his ambitious site-specific architectural
installations in public spaces, and in exhibitions presented in museums
and gardens worldwide. His work is included in over 250 museum collections.
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (
) 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 was the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished
Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for 10 years running 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 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015–2016
Best Hospitals listing as a top-ranked hospital in the South Florida metropolitan
area for the fourth time in the last five years.
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