Dr. Ahmed Barhoush Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on Oct 19, 2016

Belle Glade, Florida, September 22, 2016:  Dr. Barhoush was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at his medical clinic in Belle Glade as part of the 7th Annual Golden Baby Shoe Awards.  “Without Dr. Barhoush, prenatal medical care would not be available in the Clewiston area.  We are proud to recognize him for his longstanding dedication to serving families in the rural areas”, says Cathy Timuta, Executive Director for Healthy Start Southwest Florida.

Dr. Barhoush completed his medical degree at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt in 1966 and residency in OB/GYN in New York and New Jersey from 1970-73 at St. Clare’s Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Jersey Medical School. He went on to train in GYN Oncology in 1974 at Margaret Hague Hospital in New Jersey. He then, established and currently runs a private practice in Belle Glade, Florida. Dr. Barhoush has served as Chief of Staff for 40+ years and serves as Chief of the OB/GYN Department at Lakeside Medical Center. He has been recognized and honored for his service with a Proclamation and Recognition from the Commission of the City of South Bay and the 2013 Community Pride Award by the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce. This year the Palm Beach County Healthcare District honored Dr. Barhoush’s decades of service to the rural community by naming Lakeside Medical Center’s “The Ahmed H. Barhoush, M.D. Birthing Center”.  Dr. Barhoush and his wife have raised 7 children in the Glades community and are proud grandparents of 10.

The Golden Baby Shoe Awards honors individuals who show outstanding contributions to improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, babies, and young children throughout Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties.  The event is hosted by the Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida in partnership with the Golisano Children’s Hospital and Naples Community Hospital as title sponsors.