December 3, 2012


JUPITER, Fla. (December 3, 2012) - Kenneth “Murray” Fournie, CFRE, has been named President of the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation. He begins on December 5, 2012.

In his role, Fournie will be responsible for identifying and cultivating potential benefactors and participating with the Foundation Board and the President/CEO of Jupiter Medical Center in formulating foundation goals and objectives. He will oversee all planned and deferred giving, capital and major gift campaigns, endowment development, special events, business partnerships and grants acquisition.

“We are proud to welcome Murray as a new member of our team,” said John D. Couris, President/CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “Murray’s knowledge in development and fundraising coupled with his experience in healthcare makes him a perfect fit for this position.”         

Prior to joining the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, Fournie served as Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving at the Indian River Medical Center Foundation in Vero Beach, Florida. There, he organized and implemented a campaign involving community volunteers, board members, and key medical center and foundation staff. Through Fournie’s leadership, the Indian River Medical Center Foundation successfully completed its first major campaign, exceeding the $50 million goal by raising $52.6 million. Objectives included building a new emergency department, heart center, surgical intensive care unit, recovery rooms and an outpatient services pavilion.

Fournie received a Bachelor of Arts from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, and a Master of Education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive.

“On behalf of the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation Board, I would like to personally welcome Murray to the team,” said Peter Crisp, Chairman of the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation Board. “We are pleased to have such a knowledgeable and passionate individual leading our organization in its philanthropic efforts.”

About Jupiter Medical Center Foundation
The Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, the fundraising arm of Jupiter Medical Center, is dedicated to obtaining philanthropic resources to fulfill the critical healthcare needs of our rapidly growing community. Revenues generated through tax-deductible contributions are re-invested in Jupiter Medical Center for new technologies, innovative programming, sophisticated outreach and enhanced facilities to sustain a healthy community. For more information about funding and gifting opportunities, please call the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation at (561) 263-5728 or visit

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 orthopedics and spine, geriatrics, minimally-invasive surgical procedures including robotic surgery, emergency services, cardiac services, obstetrics, cancer care and advanced diagnostics. Founded in 1979, the medical center has approximately 1,500 team members, 520 physicians and 700 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center is the recipient of the HealthGrades ‘America’s 50 Best’ Award™ for two years in a row (2011-2012) and the Distinguished Hospital Award - Clinical Excellence™ for eight years in a row (2005-2012). For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit  

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