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GEO Group relocation update

The GEO Group received a set of approvals it needs from Boca officials to more forward with its relocation plans.

The private prison company’s current location can be seen from Interstate-95 just past Yamato Road. Soon, the company will be located at the Boca Village Corporate Center.

The new headquarters will be a seven-story building on the acre site, 4955 Technology Way. It is less than a mile from the current location. The site was purchased by GEO Group in March 2016 for $9.9 million.

The new building will be 226,526 square feet. The first three floors will house a parking garage and there will be106,957-square-feet of office space.

Lynn Cancer Institute director honored

Maureen Mann, Executive Director at Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute, has received the 2016 Florida Division Distinguished Service Award from the American Cancer Society.

The distinction recognizes volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to the American Cancer Society’s Florida Division’s fight against cancer.

The Florida Division Distinguished Service Award is presented to volunteers who have served as officers, chairs of committees and others who have given long and distinguished service to the organization.

Mann has been associated with the American Cancer Society for more than 15 years. As a Florida Division Board Member since 2006, she has held positions on a number of committees including the Executive Committee and from 2015-2016 served as Division Board Chair. She currently is Secretary to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network’s National Board of Directors.

The Florida Division Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor the American Cancer Society awards in Florida.

FoundCare Inc. receives award

FoundCare, Inc. was recently honored by Florida Blue Foundation with a Sapphire Award recognizing “Excellence and Innovation in Community Health.” As part of the award, FoundCare received $50,000 that will be used to help support the services the organization provides to uninsured and underinsured patients.

FoundCare fulfills the unmet healthcare and social service needs of individuals and families in Palm Beach County. In 2016, FoundCare served 14,807 patients for a total of 51,992 visits. Nearly half of all FoundCare Health Center patients in 2016 were uninsured.

“FoundCare is able to provide quality healthcare to Palm Beach County residents because of the hard work and dedication of our entire staff,” said Yolette Bonnet, Chief Executive Officer of FoundCare. “It is their commitment and dedication that helped us win this award, and now these funds will help us continue to provide services to our patients. We are grateful to the Florida Blue Foundation for this prestigious award.”

Established in 2005 by the Florida Blue Foundation, the Sapphire Awards recognize and promote excellence and innovation in community health leadership and programming in Florida. The annual awards are given to organizations that have improved access to health-related services for Florida’s at-risk populations and communities.

FoundCare, Inc. is a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center that offers pediatric and adult primary care, chronic disease management, behavioral health services, dentistry, laboratory services and X-rays, and an on-site pharmacy, all in one location. FoundCare accepts most insurance plans, Medicaid, Medicare and self-pay on a sliding fee scale that is based on income and family size. For more information about FoundCare, please call 561-HEALTHY or visit www.foundcare.org.

Promise Healthcare CEO Honored with 2016 Excalibur Award

Peter Baronoff, chairman and CEO of Boca Raton-headquartered Promise Healthcare was honored with the Sun Sentinel Media Group’s annual Excalibur Award for Palm Beach Business Leader of the Year.

The award recognizes for-profit business leaders in South Florida for their success within the business community and their commitment to the values of innovation, company growth and community contribution. Recipients were selected by a panel of past winners and Sun Sentinel Media Group senior management.

Excalibur Award recipients were honored at a private reception at Boca Raton Resort & Club. Other 2016 award winners include:

  • Charles L. Palmer, Broward Business Leader of the Year
  • Angelo Elia, Broward Small Business Leader of the Year
  • Tarra Pressey, Palm Beach Small Business Leader of the Year

“I am honored to be recognized as Palm Beach County’s Business Leader of the Year,” said Baronoff. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support from my family and the hard work of every employee throughout the Promise Healthcare system.”

For more information about Peter, please visit www.peterbaronoff.com.