Reaching Out to Our Community
As a not-for-profit healthcare organization, we are committed to the residents of Jupiter and surrounding communities. We have found that the community actively seeks healthcare information, so in turn, the health professionals at Jupiter Medical Center volunteer their time to offer free monthly lectures and vital health screenings to the community.
As one of Jupiter's largest employers, we strive to educate local high school and college students about healthcare careers, including nursing, and partner with a number of area schools. For more information about Jupiter Medical Center's Outreach Programs, call (561) 263-2234.
Our status as a not-for-profit organization means that every penny we earn is reinvested back into the medical center to enhance our capacity to deliver high-quality care to the communities we serve.
A significant part of our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of our community. Throughout the year, our team members work diligently, both in the hospital and in the community, to provide an impressive array of care, services and outreach programs.
For example, our Diabetes Education Department provides diabetes education for more than 200 school nurses in Palm Beach County which in turn reaches more than 170,000 students each year. They also provide free blood glucose testing at health fairs and events throughout the year, and participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes.
Our Community Outreach Program provides dozens of educational programs, health fairs and screenings throughout the year. These beneficial programs promote wellness, helping to prevent and detect diseases at their earliest and most treatable stages. Our Speaker’s Bureau provides a significant amount of educational programs and materials to corporate organizations, religious groups, clubs and communities.
Support groups offer patients and the community a way to cope with the issues they face. A variety of support groups are offered, including cancer, diabetes and stroke. Visit the Calendar of Events for a complete listing of support groups.
As partners in education, we work closely with Jupiter High School students enrolled in the Medical Science Academy program to encourage them to choose a career in healthcare. Hundreds of students have participated to date, with more than two-thirds ultimately entering the healthcare field.
Our team members hold back-to-school drives each year and donate thousands of items including back packs and clothing to area schools. They also donate items to send to military personnel serving overseas.
Team members participate in various walks and fundraise for area charities including the March of Dimes for Babies, the American Cancer Society’s 'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer," the Susan G. Komen Foundation "Race for the Cure," and the American Heart Walk.
Many physicians and team members participate in volunteer clinics, providing much needed healthcare to those in need.
In this day and age when people are concerned with saying the right thing, we are more concerned with doing the right thing. Our physicians and team members set out to do just that on a daily basis - by giving back to the community they serve.