In 2015, Jupiter Medical Center launched their historic $300 million Vision. Innovation. Impact. campaign to secure the philanthropic support it would need to deliver the region’s highest quality healthcare so patients wouldn’t have to seek care elsewhere. More than halfway to that goal, Jupiter Medical Center is opening a staggering six new facilities and programs in 2019: Comprehensive Stroke Center, Timothy & Jayne Donahue Cardiac Surgery Program, Mastroianni Pediatric Emergency Department, Five Story Patient Tower with the Level II De George NICU, Anderson Family Cancer Institute, and James J. Felcyn & Louise Brien Felcyn Observation Unit.
The goal of these new programs and facilities? “These areas were chosen because the board of trustees had a clear vision that would allow Jupiter Medical Center to continue to provide the best healthcare possible for our community and region. The only way to do that, was to increase the complexity of services we offer, so patients would not need to get on a plane for their healthcare,” explains Liv Vesely, President, Jupiter Medical Center Foundation. The growth also comes as a necessity, with the population of Palm Beach Country exploding. “Jupiter is experiencing significant growth across the board, from families with young children in need of our expanding pediatric services, to retirees that are now spending significantly more time in the area than their northern homes,” Vesely confirms, adding, “People are living longer and our aging population is growing.”
Specifically, Vesely is noting an increasing need for comprehensive stroke and advanced oncology services. Between 2017 and 2018, the hospital recruited a top-tier neurologist and neuroendovascular surgeon and is poised to achieve unprecedented excellence. “Comprehensive stroke care and neurological care is very important to quality of life,” Vesely adds.
The hospital’s cutting-edge technologies, world-class physicians, and multidisciplinary care model ensure that Palm Beach families can go to one place to receive the care they need—from a flu shot at one of our five urgent care locations to the most sophisticated treatment or surgery. The common denominator in all areas of service? The patient is at the center.