Coral Gables Hospital Honors Manuel Penalver, M.D. as its 2017 Physician of the Year


Coral Gables Hospital, FL (December 18, 2017) – Dr. Manuel Penalver, gynecologist, achieves top
recognition from Coral Gables Hospital as its 2017 Physician of the Year. Dr. Penalver exemplifies Coral
Gables mission statement, which is to help people live happier, healthier lives. Dr. Penalver was
nominated and selected by the hospital employees for this year’s award.
“Dr. Penalver is known for delivering high quality care to our patients and we are proud to have him as
part of the Coral Gables family,” Cristina Jimenez, CEO of Hialeah Hospital. “It is an honor and a
privilege to have someone of his caliber on our medical staff, and we are delighted to be able to name him
as the 2017 physician of the year at Coral Gables Hospital.”
Dr. Penalver specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology. He received his medical degree from University of
Miami, Miller School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Penalver is professor at
Florida International University. He is a member of the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society and
an active Fellow of the South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologist.

About Coral Gables Hospital

Coral Gables Hospital is a 245-bed acute care hospital located at 3100 Douglas Road in the heart of
historic Coral Gables. For over 90 years, this community-based hospital has served South Dade County,
Latin America and the Caribbean. Coral Gables Hospital offers a broad range of services, from primary
care to robotic surgery, with the assistance of the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System and specialty programs
including: orthopedics, urology, comprehensive diagnostics services, emergency, outpatient
rehabilitation, including a Vestibular Clinic, and more.

Coral Gables Hospital earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Total Hip
Replacement and Total Knee Replacement in 2017. Additionally, Coral Gables Hospital has earned an
"A" Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group eight times in a row.
Coral Gables Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare
Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.  To learn more about Coral
Gables Hospital, visit


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