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Walk of Recognition: Royal Palm Place, Boca Raton – May 9

The annual Walk of Recognition, presented by the Boca Raton Historical Society, added new stars at a ceremony on May 9 under the Mizner statue at Royal Palm Place.  The new stars are for Mike Arts and Barbara and Irving Gutin. Arts was president of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce for 20 years. A former member of the City Council, he was a founding board member and chairman of the Florida Atlantic University Research and Development Authority. Barbara and Irving Gutin are involved at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, where Irving is a member of the Boards of Trustees of both the hospital and the BRRH Foundation. Barbara serves on the Women’s Advisory Committee of the Lynn Health and Wellness Institute.  Two years ago, after learning that Boca Raton Regional Hospital did not offer robotic surgery, they funded the da Vinci robotic surgical system along with a simulator that allows surgeons to train on the robot. The system became so popular that the Gutins funded a second da Vinci last year.
ABOVE: (l-r) Barbara and Irving Gutin with Marta Batmasian
ABOVE: (l-r) Al Travasos and Mike Arts

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