FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUPITER, FLA. (FEBRUARY 11, 2014) – Abraham Schwarzberg, MD, has been appointed Chief of Oncology Services at Jupiter Medical Center. He takes the helm of Jupiter Medical Center’s oncology program, which is recognized by the Commission on Cancer as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center, an honor earned by just 25 percent of cancer centers the country.
In this position, Dr. Schwarzberg will develop and enhance the infrastructure required to expand the state-of-the-art clinical programs and services offered at Jupiter Medical Center. These changes will transform how cancer care is delivered in our community, by providing comprehensive and evidence-based medicine to Jupiter Medical Center’s patients, with a focus on best practices, compassion and safety.
“Under Dr. Schwarzberg’s leadership, Jupiter Medical Center is bringing a completely new platform for oncology care that doesn’t currently exist in our community,” said John D. Couris, President & CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “By having one individual responsible for leading a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team of world-class physicians, we will elevate cancer care in South Florida, bringing an even higher degree of quality and patient satisfaction to our community.”
Dr. Schwarzberg’s roots are deep seeded in Palm Beach County. He brings his academic training and research background home to the community where he was raised. Dr. Schwarzberg holds a holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.D. from George Washington University School of Medicine. He is a former Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Schwarzberg volunteers his time to the board for the Richard David Kann Medical Melanoma Foundation in West Palm Beach and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Palm Beach.
“I am excited and proud to take on this leadership role at Jupiter Medical Center’s Foshay Cancer Center. The quality of the program, including the outstanding medical staff, nurses and technologists, is world-class,” said Dr. Schwarzberg. “The commitment to quality and compassionate patient care is what the cancer program is founded on, and I am looking forward to working with the exceptional oncology team to take this program to the next level.”
The Foshay Cancer Center has met the healthcare quality standards established by the Commission on Cancer and the American College of Radiology to provide a comprehensive scope of oncology services from to state-of-the-art diagnostic testing, cancer treatment and rehabilitative care, to education, prevention and screening. Jupiter Medical Center’s oncology program has a team of physicians and healthcare professionals specializing in the care of cancer patients to offer a unique continuum of care from diagnosis and treatment into survivorship.
For more information about the Ella Milbank Foshay Cancer Center at Jupiter Medical Center, call (561) 263-4400 or visit www.foshaycancercenter.com.
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.
# # #