JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER TO PARTNER WITH LOCAL ORTHOPEDISTS TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE

July 1, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUPITER, Fla. – Jupiter Medical Center is proud to announce their partnership with Orthopedic Management Company, LLC, to provide world-class quality and patient care at Jupiter Medical Center’s Anderson Family Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence.

“Partnering with our local, highly skilled physicians to manage our orthopedic service line will allow us to improve quality in a unique and impactful way,” said John D. Couris, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “This model demonstrates the value of physicians and hospitals working together for the shared purpose of providing the best experience and outcomes for our patients.”

Orthopedic Management Company, LLC, is a conglomerate of nine local orthopedic surgeons from several independent physician practices working together to enhance the orthopedic patient’s experience before, during and after care. Orthopedic Management Company, LLC, is co-chaired by Gary Ackerman, MD and Michael Leighton, MD.

“This co-management model gives us an opportunity to share ideas and practice patterns to provide higher quality, more efficient care to our total joint arthroplasty patients,” said Dr. Leighton. “It is quite unique in a community setting to have this excellent exchange of experience and knowledge amongst a diverse group of high quality surgeons. Dr. Ackerman and I are very proud of the work done thus far.”

“Jupiter Medical Center approached these orthopedic surgeons looking for methods to improve quality outcomes, patient satisfaction and physician alignment at their Anderson Family Orthopedic and Spine Center,” said Dr. Ackerman. “This is the first time in 24 years I’ve seen such an outstanding collaboration between a hospital and orthopedic surgeons, aligning to improve overall patient care and transform the future of healthcare.”

Jupiter Medical Center’s Anderson Family Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ in Orthopedics for its total knee, total shoulder and total hip replacement program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care.  Achieving the Joint Commission certification strengthens patient safety efforts, the forefront of Joint Commission’s standards and initiatives.

Jupiter Medical Center has also received 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), putting the Medical Center in the top 1% of hospitals in the nation.

For more information on Jupiter Medical Center’s Anderson Family Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence, please call (561) 263-3633. 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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