CENTRAL FLORIDA HUMANITARIAN: Dr. Mark Pinsky Has Donated Thousands of Hours To Brevard Prep Sports Community

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For the last three decades, Dr. Mark Pinsky has donated thousands of hours and his considerable expertise to the Brevard youth sports community through his dedication as the team physician for three different high schools.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – For the last three decades, Dr. Mark Pinsky has donated thousands of hours and his considerable expertise to the Brevard youth sports community through his dedication as the team physician for three different high schools.

He began his service with Melbourne Central Catholic in 1997 and two years later added to his responsibilities by assuming the same role at Palm Bay High School.

After completing nine years at Palm Bay High and 11 years at MCC, Dr. Pinsky was afforded the opportunity to begin the sports medicine program at the then-new Viera High School, where he remained for nine years before stepping down to pursue other endeavors at the end of last year.

At all three schools, Dr. Pinsky spearheaded a sports medicine program that set the standard for how young athletes should receive medical care and attention while participating in high school sports.

Dr. Pinsky modeled his approach based upon his experience at every level of competition that he served as a team physician, including Division I and III colleges and minor league baseball while the fellow for the Cleveland Indians.

The emphasis was on making sure young adults participated safely and did not fall through the cracks of a failing medical system.

This began with detailed notes obtained during annual physicals that were kept on every player.

These notes provided valuable information about past or present injuries that allowed the staff to be aware of potential issues during actual competition on the field; the staff was a well-orchestrated machine.

Training staff and physicians knew their responsibilities and how to handle injuries was discussed and practiced before each season. The importance of securing an ambulance for all contact sports remains a top priority for Dr. Pinsky as this is not currently mandated by the State of Florida.

For the last three decades, Dr. Mark Pinsky has donated thousands of hours and his considerable expertise to the Brevard youth sports community through his dedication as the team physician for three different high schools.

Coordinating communication between medical personnel and families of an injured player during the game became a top priority. The same could be said for making sure there was appropriate follow-up care. Many times, this resulted in Dr. Pinsky seeing the patient at no cost to expedite care.

Dr. Pinsky developed a community network that was also willing to care for these athletes, regardless of their ability to pay. Services that were often provided included X-rays, MRI’s, visits to specialists and physical therapy.

“The goal was simple, provide exemplary care to young athletes and get them to return to play as safely and as quickly as possible,” said Dr. Pinsky.

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2018 CENTRAL FLORIDA HUMANITARIAN AWARDS SET NOV. 8

The 2018 Central Florida Humanitarians have been announced and include outstanding individuals and organizations from the medical, business, education and governmental communities. The Central Florida Humanitarian honorees will be recognized during a Gala event on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place in Melbourne, Florida.

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

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The 2018 Central Florida Humanitarians have been announced and include outstanding individuals and organizations from the medical, business, education and governmental communities. 

The Central Florida Humanitarian honorees will be recognized during a Gala event on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place in Melbourne, Florida.

The Central Florida Humanitarian Awards were created nine 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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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.

The 2018 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.

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 fundraising for the advancement of a philanthropic cause.

All 2018 honorees will be featured in the Oct/Nov 2018 edition of Space Coast Daily magazine and on 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

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ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS TO BE HONORED INCLUDE:

• Jessica Andre
• Leonard Beam
• Harry Brandon, in Memoriam
• Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Pet Posse
• Brevard Veterans Memorial Center Volunteers
• Bridges Foundation
• Michael Bross, A Step Up
• Keri Anne Demott Foundation
• Lori Duester and Liz Mikitarian, Youth Mental Health Task Force
• Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary
• Christine Lance
• Rev. Lorenzo Laws
• Larry McNamara, Giant Recreation World
• Dr. David Neely
• Neighbors of Suntree
• Ashley Nolan
• Mark Pieloch, Founder of the Muscle Car Museum
• Dr. Mark Pinsky
• Joe Rodriguez, McDonald’s Restaurants of Brevard County
• Susan Slaton
• Stephen Thaggard, Embrace Home Loans
• The Avenue Viera
• Barbie Thrower, Community Treatment Center
• Valiant Air Command Volunteers
• Mac McLouth, 2018 Central Florida Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement honoree

Each honoree or organization will be presented the Central Florida Humanitarian Crystal Globe. Stay tuned to Space Coast Daily for exclusive and comprehensive multimedia coverage of each honoree as we present their compelling stories.

HONORING SELFLESS VOLUNTEERISM

As always, 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, Melbourne Regional Medical Center, Rockledge Regional Medical Center, the VA Clinic in Viera, and Sebastian River Medical Center. 

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.

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This inspiring and compelling event is sponsored by First Choice Medical Group, Clear Choice Health Care, Total Home Roofing, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Rock Paper Simple, Embrace Home Loans, Adventure HQ, Florida Pain Institute, CFP Care Team, Dr. Mark Pinsky, Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, Friday Night Locker Room, Safari Mail House and SpaceCoastDaily.com.

Each honoree or organization will be presented the Central Florida Humanitarian Crystal Globe. Stay tuned to Space Coast Daily for exclusive and comprehensive multimedia coverage of each honoree as we present their compelling stories.

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