By: Corrie Edwards
Date: January 18, 2013


Jupiter Medical Center Ranked Among Top 5% of Hospitals in Nation

Jupiter, FL (January 15, 2013) – Jupiter Medical Center (JMC) is ranked among the top five percent of hospitals of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for clinical performance. JMC just received the 2013 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

“Clinical excellence is something the entire team strives for every day,” said John D. Couris, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jupiter Medical Center. “This designation from Healthgrades is a testament to our commitment to quality. Our community can be confident that it will receive world-class care at Jupiter Medical Center.”

Only 262 hospitals in the nation were recognized for their overall clinical care across a broad spectrum of care. While many hospitals have specific areas of expertise and high-quality outcomes in certain areas, these hospitals exhibit comprehensive high quality care across multiple clinical specialties. From 2009 through 2011, Healthgrades Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence as a group had an overall 30.9 percent lower risk adjusted mortality rate as compared to other hospitals that did not achieve the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award (across 18 common inpatient conditions and procedures).

“Today, consumers have unprecedented access to information on hospital performance as it relates to specific conditions and procedures so that they can make more informed decisions about who to see and where to go for care,” said Evan Marks, EVP Informatics and Strategy, Healthgrades. “The Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence enables hospitals to communicate their commitment to providing outstanding patient care and to show their continued efforts to improve clinical outcomes.”

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Date: October 25, 2012

Women and Lung Cancer

K. Adam Lee, MD, Medical Director, Thoracic Surgery & Lung Center, Jupiter Medical Center
1240 S. Old Dixie Hwy
Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 263-5560

Lung cancer kills more women every year than breast, ovarian and cervical cancers combined. Because lung cancer was once mostly a male disease associated with smoking, women assume if they never smoked or if they stopped years ago, they don't need to be on the lookout for this deadly cancer. But they do.
Women who have never smoked appear to be at two to three times greater risk for developing lung cancer than men who have never smoked. Women tend to develop lung cancer at younger ages than men, and the disease is striking younger women who have never smoked.

Yet the stigma of smoking and the shame people feel for bringing on their illness has caused women to delay seeking medical attention, even in the early stages of lung cancer. As a result, lung cancer rates have continued to rise and this disease has overtaken breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer death in women.

Don’t be a statistic. Low-dose CT lung screening at Jupiter Medical Center gives you the ability to take that first step to safeguard your health. Based on the National Lung Screening Trial guidelines, screening recommendations are for those ages 55 to 74 years old, who have no personal history of cancer, are current or former heavy smokers or have quit smoking less than ten years ago. If you have any signs or symptoms of lung disease, you would require a diagnostic test, not a screening. You can self-refer for this test by contacting the Thoracic Surgery & Lung Center at (561) 263-5560.

The Thoracic Surgery & Lung Center at Jupiter Medical Center offers the areas only comprehensive program dedicated to the prevention, early detection and treatment of lung cancer. The program includes a Lung Nodule Clinic designed to follow patients who have positive findings on CT lung scans and a Multimodality Lung Clinic that offers the convenience of seeing multiple specialists in one day. Patients leave with a plan of treatment in hand. The clinic is designed for newly diagnosed patients, patients with a recurrence of their disease or patients seeking a second opinion.

The program is led by K. Adam Lee, MD, Board Certified, Thoracic Surgeon, who serves as the medical director. Minimally-invasive thoracic surgery, including robotic assisted thoracic surgery has changed the future of lung surgery. Dr. Lee was the first surgeon in the state of Florida to perfor m robotic assisted thoracic surgery and has a decade of experience in this field. Performed through less than 2-inch incision, this surgery is highly accurate, offering patients less blood loss, less pain, less chance for infection and a much faster recovery.

To learn more about The Thoracic Surgery & Lung Center at Jupiter Medical Center, call our Lung Cancer Patient Navigator at (561) 263-3604 or visit


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Date: October 15, 2012


The Driftwood Plaza Breast Cancer Event will be held October 25th, 26th and 27th. Anyone can come in and make a $20 donation and receive 20% off the entire store.  It is per person per visit.  You can buy as much as you want with the 20%, but it is good for one day. 

Here is a list of what other stores will be doing:

Shoe Gallery is going to auction a pair of Jack Rogers Navajo style in his store.

Chowder Heads is planning to open October 25th and donate 10% off his net proceeds for the 3 days

The following Driftwood Plaza businesses have donated items or services for our silent auction tables

Coastal Day Spa - facial or massage

Jupiter Dermatology - 2 $100 Med Spa service gift certificates  - 1 laser treatment - 1  treatment 

JSM Brokerage Inc.- wine basket

James Barber shop - hair cut and style

Bistro Restaurant 2 $100 gift certificates

Professional Audiology Associates - 4 hearing evaluations and consults $100 each

Dr. Michael Scherb, DMD, PA - 2 Gift Certificates for Zoom Whitening $400 each


Other donators to our silent auction table

AJ Income Tax Service - Personal Income Tax up to $300

Dive Bar - $50 gift certificate

Anna's Flowers - $25 gift certificate and flower arrangement


Proceeds go to breast cancer research at Jupiter Medical Center.

Please call Harbour Clothing Boutique with any questions at (561) 747-5330.



Located in the Driftwood Plaza, HBC is on US1, North of the Bluffs and South of Indiantown Road on the East side of the Highway


2127 South US Highway 1

Jupiter, FL 33477



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By: Corrie Edwards
Date: October 3, 2012

On October 10th, join Dirty Martini at Downtown at the Gardens and “Pink Your Drink” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Enjoy one complimentary cocktail and appetizers in a semi-private VIP area with a $10 donation. Proceeds benefit the Kristin Hoke Breast Health Program at Jupiter Medical Center. For more information, call (561) 799-1115 or visit

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