Dr. Kanter Named Health Care Hero 
Wednesday, 30 May 2007 

WEST PALM BEACH - David Kanter, MD, Medical Director of Neonatology at St. Mary's Medical Center, has been named the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches Health Care Hero.

  "This is a wonderful honor for Dr. Kanter," Davide M. Carbone, Chief Executive Officer at St. Mary's Medical Center and Nicklaus Children's Hospital, said. "We are privileged to have his expert medical leadership on our staff ."

The prospect of performing delicate procedures on extremely small patients is what first attracted David Kanter, MD, to the field of Neonatology 25 years ago.  Since that time, he has made an enormous impact on thousands of tiny babies through St. Mary’s Medical Center ’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) that he helped establish and develop.

As the NICU Medical Director, Dr. Kanter supervises the care of as many as 45 babies, some as small as one pound, on a daily basis.  Dr. Kanter is considered a top resource in his field and he serves on the St. Mary’s Quality Improvement Committee as well as the Palm Beach County and Florida Infant Mortality Review Committees.  In addition, he was recently invited to join the Board of Directors for March of Dimes of Palm Beach County.

In addition to his leadership role at St. Mary’s, Dr. Kanter is part of a national group of neonatologists, operated by Pediatrix Medical Group,  in which he plays a significant role in newborn data studies that help enhance neonatal care on a global basis through the development of best practice guidelines.