Published On: Fri, Nov 15th, 2019

Healthcare Champion Award Showcases Boca Raton’s Life Sciences Industry

By: Robert S Weinroth

John Quelch, Dean of Miami Herbert Business School (second from left), accepts the Healthcare Champion Award from Palm Beach County Commissioner Robert Weinroth (left), Adam Runsdorf, President of Boca-Raton logistics services provider WDSrx and Boca Raton City Council Member Andy Thomson (right).

A group of 70 leaders from the pharmaceutical supply chain industry in Boca Raton and in Palm Beach County and beyond gathered yesterday at the Boca Raton Resort and Club to present the Healthcare Champion Award for outstanding contributions to patient satisfaction.

This year’s award recipient is John Quelch, Dean of the Miami Herbert Business School. Dean Quelch is a renowned expert in the field of patient empowerment in healthcare decision-making and the implications for the doctor-patient relationship.

The presentation was made to Dean Quelch (2nd from left) by Palm Beach County Commissioner Robert Weinroth (left), Adam Runsdorf, President of Boca Raton headquartered pharmaceutical logistics services provider WDSrx – Woodfield Distribution, LLC (near right) and Boca Raton City Council Member Andy Thomson.

Presented annually, the Healthcare Champion Award is part of scwish:pharma, an industry event for regulatory, operations and marketing professionals in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Event sponsors include Florida-based Datex Corporation, Vault Structures International, Contract Pharmacal Corporation, Sartorius and Andersen Material Handling based in Deerfield Beach, FL.

For further information contact Larry Hotz, 561-998-3885 x304, [email protected].


About the Author

- Robert Weinroth is a 27 year resident of Boca Raton where he is an attorney, businessman, former member of the City Council (where he served for four years) and currently serves as an elected member of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Weinroth went to Boston’s Northeastern University where he earned a BSBA in Management. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor at New England School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the United States. Weinroth served as president and general counsel of Freedom Medical Services Inc, an accredited medical supply company in Boca Raton. FREEDOMED® represented the realization of an entrepreneurial dream. Weinroth, and his wife Pamela operated the company for 16 years, eventually selling the business in 2016. Weinroth takes great pride in his past work as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for the 15th Judicial Circuit, advocating for the needs of abused and neglected children deemed dependent by the Court. After serving on multiple community boards and committees, Weinroth was elected to the Boca Raton City Council in 2014. During his tenure, he served as CRA Vice-chair and Deputy Mayor and was appointed to a number of county boards including the Boca Raton Airport Authority, the Palm Tran Service Board, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, the Treasure Coast Planning Council and was elected a board member of the Palm Beach County League of Cities. Commissioner Weinroth serves as County Vice-Mayor and has been appointed Chair of the Solid Waste Authority, a board member of the PBC Transportation Planning Agency, and alternate representative on the Treasure Coast Planning Agency and several other county and regional boards. Robert, Pamela and their two dogs, Sierra and Siggy, are proud to call Boca Raton home.

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