Kathy Schilling, MD, has been selected as the 2016 OPAL award winner for
Medicine and Healthcare Leadership by the Rotary Club of Boca Raton. The
Outstanding People and Leaders (OPAL) Awards recognize citizens in Boca
Raton who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to serve their neighbors
and our City through philanthropic, professional leadership (business),
education, governmental (civic), community service and medical service
Dr. Schilling, who is the Medical Director of the hospital’s Christine
E. Lynn Women's Health & Wellness Institute, is a board-certified
and internationally recognized radiologist. Under her stewardship, the
Schmidt Family Center for Breast Care at the Institute has developed into
the area's premier and most preferred breast program, performing nearly
100,000 screening and diagnostic procedures a year.
The Rotary Club of Boca Raton was founded in 1957 and its members are
committed to changing lives and building futures to make Boca Raton’s
community successful. This year’s 18th Annual OPAL Awards gala was
held on Saturday, January 16 at Boca West Country Club. Proceeds from
the gala will benefit the Club’s Service Missions, including Youth
This year’s OPAL Awards recognized local leaders who exemplified
the Rotary motto of “Service above Self.” Other honorees included
Howard Schnellenberger, legendary football coach; Dr. John Kelly, President
of Florida Atlantic University; Susan Haynie, Mayor of Boca Raton; Rabbi
Jessica Spitalnic Brockman of Temple Beth El and Bill Allen, longtime
Scholarship Chairman of The Boca Raton Rotary Fund's Scholarship Program.
“We are exceedingly proud that Dr. Schilling was honored in such
an exemplary fashion,” said Jerry Fedele, President and CEO of Boca
Regional. “She certainly personalizes the Rotary’s motto through
her service to others.”
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 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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