FROM PRE-HAB TO REHAB: $5 MILLION GIFT TO JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER WILL CREATE
DEDICATED, FULL-FLOOR UNIT FOR THE ANDERSON FAMILY ORTHOPEDIC & SPINE CENTER
Center’s nationally known surgeons include pioneers of
innovative, minimally invasive techniques for faster recovery
JUPITER, Fla. (October 10, 2011) – Jupiter Medical Center today announced a $5 million gift from the Anderson Family Charitable Fund to create a dedicated, state-of-the-art orthopedic and spine unit. The new full-floor home of The Anderson Family Orthopedic & Spine Center within the medical center’s planned Florence A. De George Pavilion will provide patients with seamless care, added comfort and a full range of related services – from preoperative classes and the latest minimally-invasive surgical procedures, to orthopedic rehabilitation.
Jupiter Medical Center already has the highest number of orthopedic surgeons performing Total Joint Replacement procedures in North Palm Beach and Martin counties, according to floridahealthfinder.gov. Many on the distinguished team are pioneers in their fields, developing minimally invasive techniques and innovative devices.
“As our community’s demand for access to advanced orthopedic and spine care continues to grow, the Anderson Family Charitable Fund’s generous gift will enable Jupiter Medical Center to achieve our vision as the region’s premier provider of orthopedic services,” said John Couris, the medical center’s President and CEO. “Patients will gain single-source access to the care, knowledge and support they need to recover faster and regain quality of life.”
“This gift is the most recent milestone in the $50 million capital campaign well underway to create transformational change, ensuring Jupiter Medical Center will be ready to meet the community’s diverse needs,” he added.
Joint and spine patients will find a full array of services within the new Orthopedic & Spine Center. Focused on empowering patients to take an active role in their own wellbeing, the Center will feature spaces for preoperative classes, 30 private patient rooms with direct access to operating suites, a private dining area for Orthopedic & Spine Center patients and their families, plus a dedicated inpatient rehabilitation unit. Depending on patients’ needs at discharge, Jupiter Medical Center also provides sub-acute rehabilitation at The Pavilion on its campus, offers outpatient rehabilitation at various community locations and customizes ongoing exercise programs at Jupiter Medical Center’s Health and Rehabilitation facility.
“The Anderson Family Charitable Fund’s gift builds on the exceptional medical talent that has made Jupiter Medical Center a stand-out in orthopedic and spine care,” said Richard Cosnotti,
President, Jupiter Medical Center Foundation. “The Anderson Family Orthopedic & Spine Center’s new home will be a regional resource for excellence, and generations stand to benefit.”
With 37 independently practicing orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons on Jupiter Medical Center’s Orthopedic & Spine Center medical team, patients have access to the latest in surgical techniques and equipment. Among the innovative, minimally-invasive procedures performed, for example, are 3D Knee replacement and quadriceps-sparing total knee replacement, as well as gender-specific total knee replacement for women.
Jupiter Medical Center consistently scores as the most likely to be recommended hospital in its market in patient satisfaction scores. It ranked as the #1 hospital in Palm Beach County in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2011 ranking for the Miami-Fort Lauderdale region.
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 ranked #9 in the Ft. Lauderdale/Miami Metro area 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 employees, 520 physicians and 700 volunteers.
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