JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER AUXILIARY DONATES QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS TO JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION

February 4, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUPITER, Fla. (February 4, 2014) – The Jupiter Medical Center Auxiliary, the volunteer group responsible for the largest source of monetary donations to Jupiter Medical Center, recently presented the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation with a generous donation of a quarter of a million dollars. Of that, $40,000 was used for the completion of the newly-renovated Auxiliary Gift Shop.

“Our volunteers are the lifeblood of Jupiter Medical Center, and this donation is a testament to their dedication and spirit,” said Doris Perez, Auxiliary President.  “Through their tireless fundraising efforts, the Medical Center is able to make drastic improvements that enhance the quality of life experienced by its visitors and patients.  We are so proud to be a part of an organization that is making such a positive impact on quality healthcare in Palm Beach County.” 

The all-volunteer Jupiter Medical Center Auxiliary is Jupiter Medical Center’s largest source of monetary donations, generated through year-round fundraising events, including jewelry sales, gold exchanges and book sales.  Funds generated by the Auxiliary have been used for the renovation of the Jupiter Medical Center Pavilion, including refurbishing of the patient rooms, landscaping the grounds, and the creation of a butterfly garden, wooden gazebo and pond fountain.   The Auxiliary has also generated funds for the renovations to the Fred E. Ahlbin Building, the Emergency Department expansion, vehicles for Motor Aid, and the addition of the Dominick F. and Shirley C. Raso Education Center, which includes the John H. & Margaret Clarke Auditorium.

About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit 283-bed regional medical center consisting of 163 private acute care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center provides a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health, emergency services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health. Founded in 1979, the Medical Center has approximately 1,500 team members, 575 physicians and 640 volunteers. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit www.jupitermed.com.   

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