May 8, 2012


Jupiter Medical Center’s First Construction Phase of $50 Million Expansion Complete

JUPITER, Fla. - Participating in the ribbon cutting was Mrs. Shirley C. Raso, who, with her late husband Dominick F. Raso, provided the lead donation for the new education center. Also honored was Mrs. Margaret Clarke, lead donor for the auditorium with her late husband, John H. Clarke. President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center, John Couris spoke, as well as the President and CEO of the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, Richard Cosnotti.

The Raso Education Center is a giant step forward for the community, offering a wide scope of technology and resources at Jupiter Medical Center. With such advanced equipment available for medical students, researchers, team members and the community, the Raso Education Center helps foster creativity and innovation right on campus.

"The Raso Education Center is more than just a building. It represents the first completed phase of Jupiter Medical Center’s $50 million, three-phase expansion, but more importantly, it’s our next step in delivering world-class, patient-centered clinical care with an ongoing focus on academic and research excellence. The Raso Education Center and Clarke Auditorium is an unmatched educational resource for our team members, physicians, area clinicians, researchers, and the community. We look forward to offering our technology and resources to others as we move healthcare forward," said John Couris.

The newly constructed Raso building at Jupiter Medical Center features some of the most leading-edge technology available today.
(May 8, 2012) – Jupiter Medical Center hosted a private ribbon cutting Thursday, May 3, 2012, to celebrate the opening of the Raso Education Center and Clarke Auditorium, the initial phase of the medical center’s $50 million, three-phase expansion. The two story facility is designed as an educational resource for Jupiter Medical Center’s team members, physicians, other area clinicians and researchers, and the community.

The John H. & Margaret Clarke Auditorium

The PC located in the podium has additional ports to allow for the Pathology camera, Radiology PACs and Laptop and USB inputs for presenters at weekly cancer conferences and pre-treatment breast conferences.

The room is able to receive and send television video conferencing using a LifeSize© video conferencing system and two high-definition pan-tilt-zoom cameras. This allows physicians, nurses and allied health professionals to attend continuing medical education conferences broadcast from any facility, whether an academic or research setting, in an interactive environment. Physician experts in their fields provide programs on a wide variety of topics from neurological evaluations to integrative medicine and oncology.

In the near future, the building will have the ability to view live surgeries from one of the operating rooms in the main hospital, which will allow for a group of physicians to watch it in the Raso Education Center. This room offers two-way communication between the operating room and the Raso Education Center while a surgeon performs a procedure. The surgeon will have the ability to control the high definition cameras in the Raso from the operating room, so that he or she may view the audience. The system also supports the ability for any presenter to bring any HDMI device, be it a laptop, iPhone, iPad, etc. and connect it to the system and view it on any of the motorized projection screens.
offers a place to host physician lectures from top academic medical centers. An ever popular educational tool, the free physician lectures at Jupiter Medical Center offered to community members continue to grow at a rapid pace. Community members hear from doctors on various topics in an intimate setting, and enjoy "asking the expert" questions. This room offers video presentation capability with projection screens located on the east and south walls to provide easy viewing from any location in the room. Seating up to 150, this auditorium’s state-of-the-art technology includes a sound system with overhead speakers and wireless microphones.

The Lawrence J. & Florence A. De George Board Room
has video presentation capability showing on a projection screen located on the south wall. The PC located in the lectern has a 15 inch interactive display and added ports to allow the Pathology camera, Radiology PACs display as well as Laptop and multiple USB inputs for presenters. This room has overhead speakers and wireless microphones. In addition, this room is able to receive and send television video conferencing using a LifeSize© video conferencing system and two high-definition pan-tilt-zoom cameras. The system allows any trustee that is out of town to participate in the meetings. The board room table has imbedded charging stations and several PC, Laptop and Tablet inputs.

The Innovation Room

The room is modular in design to offer unlimited room configurations. A 174-inch-wide intuitive, multi-touch and gesture-driven SMART board system digitally captures new process ideas. A social media-ready and interactive, video-enabled Apple-Television system offers virtual research and conferencing with medical experts worldwide. Two iPad
is designed to enable JMC process experts to encourage, facilitate and deliver new and improved medical processes to our community. The room utilizes the most advanced integrated media, communication and knowledge capture technology available today to both increase the velocity and reduce the cost of medical process research and design. © ports will allow improvement concepts discovered outside the room to be brought in and shared instantly, capturing ideas found during daily work and sending them to the Innovation Room’s network.

The Kathryn W. Davis Computer Training Lab
has sixteen PCs for team member training on Jupiter Medical Center applications.

The Internet Cafe
has three iMac workstations along the north glass wall, an iPad docking location and a large flat panel LCD monitor for display of content as well as CATV.

Room Management System Software

system, the sensors will turn off lights and equipment if no movement is detected within fifteen minutes from the start time.
allows the meeting room coordinators easy access to automate the rooms and provide enhanced meeting room coordination along with scheduling. The software integrates with Microsoft Outlook on all desktops and allow users to request meeting rooms and pair the requestor with the appropriate room based on their technology requirements. The system enables pre-programming of the computers, projection screens and lights to be turned on prior to the coordinator arriving for the meeting. Occupancy sensors detect movement in the rooms. If a meeting has been canceled but not deleted from the

Outside each meeting room

"The Raso Education Center was a long time coming… we broke ground exactly one year ago. Thanks to our generous donors, the Raso, Clarke, Davis and De George families, we can now offer the very best technology in this building to others to promote innovation and learning. We look forward to engaging the community, offering world-class education and research studies," said John Couris.
is a 9 inch display showing meeting room information that is used to view upcoming meetings and allow users to request available meeting room space. The center also has a portable Wolfvision document camera for clinical presentations.

About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit 283-bed community 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 orthopedics and spine, geriatrics, minimally invasive surgical procedures including robotic surgery, emergency services, cardiac services, obstetrics, cancer care and advanced diagnostics. Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center is top ranked in Palm Beach County by U.S. News & World Report, and was recognized as "high performing" in five specialty areas, including cancer, ear, nose and throat, gynecology, kidney disorders, and neurology and neurosurgery. The Medical Center has approximately 1,500 team members, 520 physicians and 700 volunteers. For more information, please call 561-263-2234 or visit the website at www.jupitermed.com.



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