JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER’S WOMEN’S HEALTH PROGRAM RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

July 2, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUPITER, Fla. (July 2, 2013) – Jupiter Medical Center is proud to announce it is the recipient of the 2013 HealthGrades Women’s Health Excellence Award™, which recognizes the best-performing hospitals in women’s health. HealthGrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals, evaluates multiple procedures and diagnoses where outcomes for women vary from men, and includes care provided to women for common conditions and procedures treated in the hospital.  

“This award helps validate our commitment to our Women’s Health Program and all the resources Jupiter Medical Center provides for women’s care,” said Dr. Susan Poncy, Medical Director of the Women’s Health Program at Jupiter Medical Center.

Jupiter Medical Center’s Women’s Health Program addresses the specific healthcare needs unique to the women in the community. The goal of JMC’s Women’s Health Program is to provide healthcare services in a seamless environment, called a “System of Care,” spanning a woman’s lifetime from healthcare screenings, wellness and diagnostics in the outpatient setting, to the acute care arena, which includes minimally-invasive surgical procedures, followed by the post-acute care environment, which includes follow up care and rehabilitation services – all provided in a well-coordinated program with a single entry point.

HealthGrades awarded Jupiter Medical Center five stars for Maternity Care, putting the facility in the top 15% of all hospitals evaluated. The ratings were based on the analysis of four factors: maternal complication rate among women undergoing single live-born vaginal deliveries, maternal complication rate among women undergoing single live-born C-section deliveries, newborn volume adjusted for low birth weight and newborn mortality risk-adjusted using eight birth weight categories and congenital risk factors developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

For more information on the Women's Health Program at Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-4HER (4437). To find a physician, call the Physician Referral Line at (561) 263-5737.

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, 520 physicians and 700 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center is the recipient of the HealthGrades ‘America’s 50 Best’ Award™ for three years in a row (2011-2013) and the Distinguished Hospital Award - Clinical Excellence™ for nine years in a row (2005-2013). For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit www.jupitermed.com.   

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