Eduardo J. Padrón
Office of the President
300 N.E. Second Avenue
Miami, Florida 33132-2297
Message From the President
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Dean of School of Health Sciences Wins 2012 Healthcare Heroes® Award
While heroes can be found in many professions, some of our community's greatest heroes are those who work to change lives by providing access to education and medical care. One such hero is Dr. Pete Gutierrez, dean of MDC's School of Health Sciences, who was honored yesterday by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce with a 2012 Healthcare Heroes® Award.
The award recognizes the collective actions of the individuals, institutions and programs that have made an extraordinary impact in the South Florida healthcare community and whose acts of heroism represent a display of dedication to excellence in their area of expertise beyond the scope of their profession. Other MDC administrators and faculty have captured this coveted award in the past.
Dr. Gutierrez began his tenure at MDC in 2006 as director of the Physician Assistant Program, and was later named dean of the School of Health Sciences. In 2009, he helped launch the Miami Rescue Mission Health Clinic, a partnership with our Medical Campus. Under Dr. Gutierrez’s direction, the clinic serves homeless and underserved residents, while also providing a clinical site for MDC’s physician assistant, nursing and other health science students to gain hands-on experience. Prior to pursuing his dream of becoming a physician, Dr. Gutierrez served as a Miami police officer for 11 years.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Gutierrez on this achievement and thanking him for everything that he does for the College and our community.