Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue District Chief 42 William Stansbury has joined Delray Medical Center’s  governing board.

12280796261?profile=RESIZE_180x180Stansbury was a strike-team leader for the Holocaust survivor vaccine mission in 2021, and that year, he was a strike-team leader following the Surfside building collapse.

“A first responder can bring unique insights into the demands and challenges that emergency health care providers encounter,” said Delray Medical Center CEO Daniel Listi. “This outlook can help ensure the medical center is adequately equipped to manage various crises and that effective emergency response methods are implemented.”

His addition to the board will assist Delray Medical Center’s position as a prominent health care institution in the community.

Stansbury has a personal connection to Delray Medical Center. 

“I was a patient for one month in 1999 after a horrible car accident,” he said. “I know what it feels like to be a long-term patient requiring around-the-clock medical care.

“As an emergency medical services professional with Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue, I have been transporting patients to DMC since 2004, working alongside the hospital’s medical professionals. Therefore, I hope to provide a unique and broad perspective from several points of view — patient, paramedic and co-professional.”  

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Instrumentum, a surgical tool company, will relocate to the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University, making a $1 million capital investment and adding 30 jobs over the next two years.  

Instrumentum will occupy a 9,300-square-foot office space that includes a sterilization facility, which will serve hospitals and outpatient surgery centers in South Florida. The company also will collaborate with Florida Atlantic University to develop a training curriculum tied to the surgical sterilization field.

Instrumentum reports that outsourced sterilization services is a growing industry, as more hospitals operate with limited resources. Instrumentum is already working with the FAU College of Business to analyze the full costs of surgical tool sterilization.

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The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University honored outstanding individuals for their contributions toward promoting research and fostering economic development, at its annual celebration of entrepreneurship in October at Boca West Country Club.

12280796098?profile=RESIZE_400xAmong the honorees were two Boca Raton residents: Drs. Robert Colton and Siri Terjesen.

Colton is the co-founder and chairman of Thema Brain Health, a Research Park at FAU-based company. Thema Brain Health aims to shift the focus of dementia research toward identifying genetic and lifestyle risk factors, early diagnosis and prevention.

Terjesen is the founding executive director of the Madden Center for Value Creation, and Phil Smith Professor of Entrepreneurship at Florida Atlantic’s College of Business. She is an expert in higher education, strategic management, entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Her research, covered in more than 80 articles, two books, many white papers and manuscripts, has earned her national recognition.

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