JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER AND MOUNT SINAI HEALTH SYSTEM PARTNER FOR DIGESTIVE HEALTH

January 19, 2017

Two Respected Health Care Institutions to Advance Care for Gastrointestinal Disorders
At New Frenchman’s Creek Digestive Health Center at Jupiter Medical Center

JUPITER, FLA. (January 19, 2017) – Jupiter Medical Center and Mount Sinai Health System in New York announced today a pioneering partnership to advance digestive health services and research in South Florida.

“Through our affiliation with Mount Sinai Heart in New York for cardiology, we’ve found new ways to enhance clinical care and innovation in our own backyard,” said John D. Couris, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “We are now bringing that same model of transformative collaboration to digestive health services. It’s a significant step forward in our mission to restore our community’s health and wellness.”

Mount Sinai’s Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology is one of the oldest and most distinguished gastrointestinal (GI) programs in the nation. U.S. News & World Report ranks Mount Sinai seventh in the nation for gastroenterology and GI surgery. The new partnership will encompass all areas of care for adults and children, including non-invasive diagnostics, therapeutic GI, research and education as well as preventive health and wellness services, with a primary focus on irritable bowel disease and hepatobiliary disorders.

“Mount Sinai and Jupiter Medical Center bring unique strengths to this partnership,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and CEO of the Mount Sinai Health System. “Together we will use our outstanding knowledge of GI diseases to change diagnosis and treatment.”

The work will take place in a new, state-of-the-art GI lab, made possible by the philanthropic support of the Frenchman’s Creek Men’s Health Day. “We are so fortunate to have the longstanding support of the residents of Frenchman’s Creek,” said Liv Vesely, President of the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation. “We appreciate that these dedicated philanthropists recognize the importance of supporting world-class GI care in our region.” The expanded unit now includes nine bays for pre-procedure and recovery, including two private rooms, four procedure rooms and new equipment for advanced upper and lower GI procedures as well as leading-edge pulmonary procedures. In addition, Stephen Steinberg, MD, FACP, FACG, has now joined the medical staff, enabling Jupiter Medical Center to offer therapeutic pancreaticobiliary endoscopic treatment for patients with complex digestive diseases.

“We have worked hard to deepen our roster of experienced gastroenterologists and endoscopists and to assemble the most advanced technology,” said Chester J. Maxson, MD, medical director of the Frenchman’s Creek Center for Digestive Health. Jupiter Medical Center has also acquired innovative equipment enabling our team to offer advanced techniques such as radiofrequency ablation for Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal and anorectal motility studies, Bravo pH studies and capsule endoscopy. “The new facility, our expanded therapeutic GI capacity and the affiliation with Mount Sinai make Jupiter Medical Center the unquestioned leader in our region for advanced diagnosis, treatment and management of digestive diseases.”

Jupiter Medical Center offers a variety of treatments for a number of digestive disorders—everything from inflammatory bowel disease and Crohn’s disease to gastrointestinal cancers—as well as advanced interventional techniques, diagnostic strategies, and minimally invasive surgery. This multidisciplinary approach to medicine leads to outstanding and compassionate care for adult and pediatric patients.

“Our goal is to share Mount Sinai’s expertise in digestive health services so that patients and families of South Florida and the entire state have access to our proven models of treatment, care, and research,” said Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS, Chief, The Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology, Director of the Mount Sinai Health System Digestive Disease Institute, and the Dr. Burrill B. Crohn Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “We look forward to working with the excellent specialists and clinical staff at Jupiter Medical Center toward the eradication of intestinal diseases locally and globally.”

About Jupiter Medical Center

A not-for-profit 327-bed regional medical center consisting of 207 private acute-care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center is reimagining how to restore the community’s health and wellness. Award-winning physicians, world-class partnerships and innovative techniques and technology enable Jupiter Medical Center to provide a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in cardiology, oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health, emergency services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health.

Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,500 team members, 575 physicians and 640 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center continues to perform in the top 10% of hospitals for patient quality and satisfaction. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit Jupitermed.com.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is in the “Honor Roll” of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report.  The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation’s top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."

For more information, visit http://www.mountsinai.org/ or find Mount Sinai on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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