Community Health Programs in Jupiter
Reaching Out to Our Community
As a not-for-profit health care organization, we are committed to the residents
of Jupiter and surrounding communities. We have found that the community
actively seeks health care 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 health care 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.
Some of our community outreach programs include:
Diabetes education – The Diabetes Education Department provides diabetes education for more
than 200 school nurses in Palm Beach County, who in turn reach 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.
Health education – 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 – Through our support groups, we 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.
Promoting careers in health care – 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 health care. Hundreds of students have participated
to date, with more than two-thirds ultimately entering the health care field.
Back-to-school drives – 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.
Charity fundraising – Team members participate in various walks and fundraise for area charities
including the March of Dimes’ “March for Babies; the American
Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer; the Susan
G. Komen Foundation’s “Race for the Cure,” and the American
Heart Association’s Heart Walk.
Volunteering – Many physicians and team members participate in volunteer clinics, providing
health care 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.