Delray Medical Center performs first Robotic-Assisted Peripheral Vascular Intervention

Delray Medical Center is the first hospital in the country to perform a robotic-assisted peripheral vascular intervention procedure using the CorPath GRX System.

The procedure, performed by Dr. Joseph Ricotta, Medical Director of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy for Tenet Healthcare, is the first American use of this technology and brings robotic-assisted precision to both percutaneous coronary and percutaneous vascular interventional procedures.

“This technology and the availability of this procedure will have significant benefits for those suffering from peripheral artery disease,” Dr. Ricotta said. “Advances in cardiac care like this will also help those in our community who are dealing with the effects on a daily basis, and will help them have a more productive and active life.”

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a disease of blood vessels outside the heart that commonly affects arteries carrying blood to the lower extremities. It is estimated that 8.5 million people in the United States are living with PAD.

“The fact that Delray Medical Center is the first hospital in the U.S. to perform robotic-assisted peripheral vascular interventions is just another reason why our cardiac and vascular program is such a jewel within our community,” said Mark Bryan, chief executive officer of Delray Medical Center. “The adoption of the CorPath GRX System at Delray is just one of many firsts at our hospital and it emphasizes our continuous commitment to delivering state-of-the-art technology to our patients.”

For more information about the vascular program at Delray Medical Center, visit

Delray Affair After Dark

The Delray Affair doesn’t end when the sun goes down. Delray Affair begins as the booths close down around 6 p.m.

As the crowd wanes, walk on the Avenue not just along it and check out special merchant promotions and pop-up live entertainment downtown.

On Friday, April 13, see Taylor Road at Atlantic and NE 4th Ave. and Chris Monteleone of Sosos at Atlantic and 2nd Ave. Then on Saturday, Shauna Sweeney will perform at Atlantic and NE 4th Ave. and Steven Vincent at Atlantic and 2nd Ave.

Restaurants and shops will offer special promotions for those who stick around after dark.

The new 2018 “I ♥ Downtown Delray Beach” limited edition sticker is back and available with purchase at any Downtown retail store, art gallery, salon or spa all weekend.

Visit for a list of promotions.

New exhibit at Spady Museum

My Reel, a new photo exhibit, is on display at Spady Museum.

Through July 21, view the world through the lens of local photographers, who specialize in various genres from modeling to nature, and enjoy selected photographs from the museum’s archives.

“My Reel” will include “Share My Reel,” a new collaboration for The Spady Museum, which invited artists from South Florida to submit their work for competitive evaluation before a juried committee.

The juried committee includes well-known local professional photographers, Michiko Kurisu, Marie Vickles and David I. Muir, who will evaluate more than 180 submissions. Curated by Khaulah Naima Nuruddin, “My Reel” is an original show with a decidedly South Florida perspective.

New Delray Beach Visitor Information Center open

Next time you hit the beach, stop by the new Delray Beach Visitor Information Center.

The visitor center, which sees over 150 people per day, is open again with a new look.

“It’s a small building, but it was a large undertaking,” Downtown Development Authority Director Laura Simon said.

The DDA took charge in revamping the volunteer run center. Since 2005, volunteers help provide information about what is going on in the city from the center.

CROS Ministries still providing hot meal service

Just because the Caring Kitchen is no longer offering hot meal service, doesn’t mean hot meals are no longer available.

CROS Ministries, which operated Delray’s Caring Kitchen, has still been working to provide food to those in need.

The nonprofit has partnered with different churches since November to provide lunch each weekday and a dinner on Sunday night.

“A lot of people when they heard the last day to serve, they were thinking that we are going away,” Executive Director Ruth Mageria said. “We have not and we are not going away.”

She said different congregations have stepped up to help provide lunch.

“We are very excited that it has gone well,” she said. “Volunteers have done a great job with the transition.”

It took people some time to find the new locations, but the organization is serving more than 100 meals a day.

The nonprofit has until July to use the Caring Kitchen’s former space for meal prep. The group is looking for a new place for meal preparation.

“We are going to continue serving meals and serving the community,” The Rev. Juanita Bryant Goode said.

Cros Ministries is hosting its “Raise Your Glass to End Hunger” fundraiser on April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Old School Square Fieldhouse. The event is a beer and wine tasting event with food pairings. Tickets cost $40 in advance and $50 at the door.


Served 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (except Saturday & Sunday) On the following days and locations:

Monday:Resurrection Life Fellowship 209 SW 5th Ave., Delray Beach

Tuesday: Cason UMC 342 N. Swinton Avenue. Enter on south side

Wednesday: St.Matthew’s Episcopal 404 SW3rdSt. ParishHall across street from sanctuary –

Thursday: Cason UMC 342 N. Swinton Avenue. Enter on south side

Friday: St.Matthew’s Episcopal 404 SW 3rd St. Parish Hall across street from sanctuary

* Saturday: Bag Lunches 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at Cason UMC

* Sunday: Dinner 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Haitian United Church of the Nazarene at 338 NW 6th Ave.