Obituary - TED FINKEL
Ted Finkel, husband, father, grandfather and a visionary trailblazer in the health-care field, died on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at his home in Orlando. He was 80 years old.
As a trailblazer in the field of health-care, Mr. Finkel opened the country’s first Women’s Diagnostic Center in Atlanta, later opening centers in Jacksonville and Denver. Starting his career as an insurance salesman in Miami, Mr. Finkel was inducted in the 1966 Million Dollar Roundtable. Along with Martin Gelb, he founded the Mt. Sinai Hospital Young President’s Club in 1977, and served as YPC chairman from 1979 - 1981.
As a result of his affiliation with Emory University’s radiology department, Mr. Finkel became aware of lithotripsy, a new technology then only practiced in Europe. After spending time in Europe, he was convinced of the benefits of this new treatment in kidney stones, and founded Medicus Mobile Therapies in 1984 and University Lithotripter in 1986.
Mr. Finkel is a past member of Board of Trustees, Mount Sinai Medical Facility, Miami Beach, Florida; was instrumental in the start-up of Genesis Women’s Diagnostic Centers, Ltd., which established two of the first diagnostic centers for women, one of which was purchased by the University of Florida; and most recently president and CEO of Medicus Diagnostic Centers, Ltd originally founded in 1984 in Atlanta, Ga. and later moved to Orlando in 1995.
Over the years, Mr. Finkel has created and managed several healthcare related companies: Orlando Surgery Center Ltd., Energy Four, University Lithotripter, Ltd., Lasertripsy Techniques, Ltd., Thermal Therapies, Ltd., Lasertripsy Services, Ltd. and Technical Resource Services.
University Lithotripter is the largest provider of lithotripsy treatment in Florida, and will continue to run with Mr. Finkel’s vision and philosphy intact.
Mr. Finkel is survived by his loving wife, Adrienne; his daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Richard White; his son, Ian Rand; and his granddaughters, Sydney and Samantha White.
Funeral services were held at Ohev Shalom Cemetery, 6034 Old Winter Garden Road, with Rabbi Steven W. Engel and Cantor Jacqueline Rawiszer of Congregation of Reform Judaism officiating. The family requests memorial contributions to Rabbi’s Fund, Temple of the High Country, P.O. Box 2895, Boone, N.C. 28607.
Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando 32810.