On Tuesday, September 2, 2008, Northwest Medical Center recognized the City of Coral Springs for its recent receipt of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Northwest Medical Center CEO Diane Goldenberg presented the City with a plaque in recognition for this outstanding achievement. “This is a recognition of the Malcolm Baldrige Award, but more than that, it’s about persistence, tenacity, great teamwork, great leadership and we are just so proud to be part of your community,” Goldenberg said.
“Government can run like the best run corporations in America and with the receipt of the Malcolm Baldrige Award, we’ve proven that,” City Manager Michael S. Levinson said.
Afterwards, the City Commission made the following recognitions:
· Recognized the following Coral Springs residents who are centenarians: Grace DuBois, Jeanette Natt, Leah Forman, Catherine Goldsmith, Vera Sacken, Frieda Mark, and Sarah Panella. “On behalf of the Commission and our residents, I want to thank our senior citizens for all they have contributed and for all of the wisdom that they bring to our community,” Commissioner Claudette Bruck said.
· Recognized Carly Ray Goldstein for winning her 55th, 56th and 57th championship golf titles, respectively, at the nationally recognized Pompano Beach Junior Golf Classic, the South Florida Professional Golf Association Season-Opening Championship, and the Palm Beach Gardens Tournament. “We always looking to recognize young people who are doing something incredible in our community, and so we take this opportunity to congratulate you,” Mayor Scott Brook said.
· Recognized Lead Paramedic Johana Jaramillo of the Coral Springs Fire Department, who was honored as the 2007/2008 North Broward Hospital District Paramedic of the Year for her continuous quality care of the injured and sick customers of the City of Coral Springs. Jaramillo has demonstrated her abilities as a leader and as an example of premier customer service. “She has been a driving force behind the use of a paperless computer- based EMS reporting system, and has worked tirelessly in an effort to improve customer service and personnel time usage by streamlining some of our department’s most used processes,” Fire Chief Mark Curran said. “It’s an honor to have her as an employee.”