VIDEO: 2017 Humanitarian Honoree Dr. Richard Harrison is Decorated Military Physician

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HONORED AS Physician of the Year

ABOVE VIDEO: Dr. Richard Harrison of First Choice Medical Group was recently honored as Wuesthoff Medical Center – Melbourne Physician of the Year in celebration of National Doctors Day. Dr. Harrison also has an impressive military service record, serving with distinction in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Dr. Richard Harrison of First Choice Medical Group was recently honored as Wuesthoff Medical Center – Melbourne Physician of the Year in celebration of National Doctors Day.

Dr. Harrison is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with additional sub-specialty board certifications in Hand Surgery and Sports Medicine.

Dr. Harrison has been in practice for 17 years and focuses on total shoulder replacements and replacement revisions, rotator cuff repair, fracture treatment, sports injuries and hand surgery.

Dr. Harrison has an impressive military service record. He was with the AMEDD Professional Management Command of the U.S. Army Reserves from 2002 to 2008 and was awarded the Bronze Star for “superb performance and untiring work ethic during combat missions, contributing significantly to the immediate medical care and success of the unit mission” while treating special operations troops.

Dr. Richard Harrison of First Choice Medical Group was recently honored as Wuesthoff Medical Center – Melbourne Physician of the Year in celebration of National Doctors Day. Dr. Harrison also has an impressive military service record, serving with distinction in both Iraq and Afghanistan.Above, left to right, are First Choice Medical Group Vice President of Medical Operation Kris Jones; Dr. Richard Harrison; and First Choice Chairman, President and CEO Chris Romandetti.

Saved Hundreds of Wounded

Dr. Harrison served as the Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, and was deployed with the U.S. Special Operations Command as part of Operation Enduring Freedom to Afghanistan in 2009 and again in 2011.

Dr. Harrison joined First Choice Medical Group in late 2013 following a four-month deployment to Kaiserslautern, Germany as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves Medical Corp. Dr. Harrison was twice deployed to the Middle East with the U.S. Special Operations Command as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

During a recent deployment to Iraq, Dr. Harrison, now a Colonel in the U.S. Army, and his team of military medical specialists helped save the lives of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers who ordinarily would not have survived their battlefield injuries.

During a recent deployment to Iraq, Dr. Harrison, now a Colonel in the U.S. Army, and his team of military medical specialists helped save the lives of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers who ordinarily would not have survived their battlefield injuries.

“Impressively, his team performed their highly demanding duties in an austere combat environment under the constant threat of enemy indirect fire and attacks on the base,” said U.S. Marine Colonel P. J. Nugent, Commanding Officer of Task Force Al Asad.

“Dr. Harrison and his team’s efforts have greatly contributed to and ensured the continued security of our Country from the threat of ISIL.

Dr. Harrison will be honored during the 2017 Central Florida Humanitarian Awards, which will take place Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, located at 200 Rialto Place in Melbourne, Florida.

FOR MORE INFORMATION or to make a reservation to attend the Central Florida Humanitarian Awards Gala call 321-323-4460 or 321-615-8111 or e-mail Contact@SpaceCoastDaily.com

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The 2017 Central Florida Humanitarians have been announced and include outstanding individuals and organizations from the medical, business, education and governmental communities.

Recognizing Outstanding Individuals & Organizations Who Dedicate Their Time, Talent and Treasure

CENTRAL FLORIDA, USA – The 2017 Central Florida Humanitarians have been announced and include outstanding individuals and organizations from the medical, business, education and governmental communities. 

Also announced today was the honoree for the Lifetime Achievement.

The Central Florida Humanitarian honorees will be recognized during a Gala event on Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place in Melbourne, Florida.

The Central Florida Humanitarian Awards were created eight years ago by Space Coast Daily to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that dedicate their time, talent or treasure to help people in need locally – and around the world.

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The 2017 Central Florida Humanitarians have been announced and include outstanding individuals and organizations from the medical, business, education and governmental communities. All Humanitarian alumni are presented a specially commissioned medallion.

TIME: In this category consider candidates who have selflessly and consistently devoted their time as volunteers at hospitals and nursing homes, in activities for the less fortunate and as organizers, administrators or operatives in the many other altruistic endeavors in our community.
TALENT: In this category give consideration to those who have volunteered their special talents and expertise to address specific circumstances in which the lives of those in need are improved.
TREASURE: The humanitarians in this category will include those who have generously shared their monetary good fortune and/or volunteered their time and efforts in fund raising for the advancement of a philanthropic cause.

All 2017 honorees will be featured in the Oct/Nov 2017 edition of Space Coast Daily magazine and online at SpaceCoastDaily.com.  The magazine will be available the first week of October in both print and digital editions, which will also be available on SpaceCoastDaily.com.

For the eighth consecutive year, the Central Florida Humanitarian committee will also honor hospital and hospice volunteers from Health First Hospice, the Dr. Jey Pillai Center for Hospice Care at Wasdin Woods, VITAS, Hospice of St. Francis, Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital, Health First Viera Hospital, Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center, Health First Palm Bay Hospital, Wuesthoff Medical Center – Melbourne, Wuesthoff Medical Center – Rockledge, the VA Clinic in Viera, and Sebastian River Medical Center.

ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS SELECTED TO BE HONORED INCLUDE:

ORGANIZATIONS
• BCSO Animal Services
• BCSO Honor Guard
• Brevard Guardian Ad Litem
• BIMDA
• Brevard C.A.R.E.S
• Driven by Heart (formerly Breast Friends)
• Genesis House
• Health First Foundation
• Space Coast Harley-Davidson
• Tess Brady and OASIS
• Total Home Roofing

INDIVIDUALS
• Rosette Brown
• Randy Coleman
• Bill Ellis
• Dr. Richard Harrison
• Bjornar and Bjorg Hermansen
• Eugene Johnson
• Adrian Lafitte
• Dr. Romain Onteniente
• Valerie Paul
• Joan Throm
• Robin Whiting
• Steve Wilson
• The 2017 Central Florida Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement honoree is Judge Dean Moxley.

The 2017 Central Florida Humanitarians have been announced and include outstanding individuals and organizations from the medical, business, education and governmental communities.  Each honoree or organization will be presented the Central Florida Humanitarian Crystal Globe.

HONORING SELFLESS VOLUNTEERISM

Dr. Jim Palermo

Dr. Jim Palermo

“Over the years, our editorial team has had the distinct honor and pleasure of identifying and featuring the many members of our community who give back so much and are dedicated to reaching out and helping others, here and throughout the world, in a multitude of ways,” said Space Coast Daily Editor-In-Chief Dr. Jim Palermo.

“For the eight consecutive year, we will once again produce the Central Florida Humanitarian Awards Gala on the first Thursday of November. This year, more than 30 deserving humanitarians will be honored during the Gala.”

The Central Florida Humanitarian Awards will be part of “Space Coast Health Week,” a comprehensive series of health and educational events produced by Space Coast Daily.

JOIN US FOR AN INSPIRATIONAL EVENING

This inspiring and compelling event is sponsored by Florida Tech, Health First, SOAR, BioCellular Therapies, First Choice Medical Group, Clear Choice Health Care, Brevard Geriatrics, Dr. Mark Pinsky, Rock Paper Simple, Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, Friday Night Locker Room, Safari Mail House, Space Coast Daily magazine and SpaceCoastDaily.com. Each honoree or organization will be presented the Central Florida Humanitarian Crystal Globe.

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Giles Malone

“We would like to thank our long list of sponsors who support the Central Florida Humanitarian Awards and who make this wonderful event possible,” said Giles Malone, a partner with Space Coast Daily and Brevard Productions, who annually produce all the events of Space Coast Medicine Week.

COMPELLING MULTIMEDIA TRIBUTE VIDEOS & STORIES

Stay tuned to Space Coast Daily magazine and SpaceCoastDaily.com for exclusive and comprehensive multimedia coverage of each honoree as we present their compelling stories.

Tom Palermo

Tom Palermo

“Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 2 to celebrate and be inspired by these incredible individuals and groups,” said Space Coast Daily President & Publisher Tom Palermo. 

“In the meantime, please click the link below that showcases the distinguished Central Florida Humanitarian Alumni.”

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CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CENTRAL FLORIDA HUMANITARIAN ALUMNI

FOR MORE INFORMATION or to make a reservation to attend the Central Florida Humanitarian Awards Gala call 321-323-4460 or 321-615-8111 or e-mail Contact@SpaceCoastDaily.com

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ABOVE MAP: The 2017 Central Florida Humanitarian Awards will take place Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, located at 200 Rialto Place in Melbourne, Florida.


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