JUPITER, Fla. (August 5, 2014) – Jupiter Medical Center recently
celebrated another milestone in providing world-class healthcare to the
community with the groundbreaking of the new free-standing Margaret W.
Niedland Breast Center.
As phase one of Jupiter Medical Center’s brand new oncology campus,
the new two-story, 26,000 square foot Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center
will be located at 2111 Military Trail, near Jupiter Medical Center’s
current Outpatient Imaging Center. The interior design of the Breast Center
will emulate a contemporary yet elegant spa-like experience, featuring
soft lighting and music, harmonious feng-shui concepts, and stone and
steel accents. The exterior south side of the building will be surrounded
with tranquil meditation gardens.
The new building is one of only a handful of medical office buildings
in South Florida to be a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design
(LEED) certified silver project. Businesses and organizations across the
globe use LEED to increase the efficiency of their buildings. LEED's
"Green Building Rating System" attempts to certify and push
the advancement of a planet-wide implementation of green building and
In addition to providing state of the art diagnostic equipment, offering
women in our community this peaceful setting was a critical design component
for Jupiter Medical Center supporter, Suzanne Niedland. The Margaret W.
Niedland Breast Center is named in honor of Niedland’s mother, Margaret,
who lost her battle with breast cancer in March of 2011.
“Women in our community deserve to have the very best equipment
for early detection of breast cancer. My mother and I recognized the need
for women to feel special, comfortable and pampered when they go through
these tests, as they can often feel uncertain or anxious,” said
Niedland. “My husband Larry and I are extremely honored to be a
part of this momentous occasion for Jupiter Medical Center, and this incredible
resource for the women in our community.”
The first floor of the Breast Center will encompass existing leading-edge
breast diagnostic technology, including two 3D mammography (tomosynthesis)
rooms, three breast ultrasound rooms, stereotactic biopsies, breast positron
emission tomography/positron emission mammography (PET/PEM), breast magnetic
resonance imaging (MRI), X-ray and bone densitometry.
Jupiter Medical Center was the first facility in Palm Beach and Martin
counties to offer tomosynthesis, which provides 3D imaging of the breast
to ensure diagnostic accuracy to find breast cancer at an earlier stage,
providing an eight percent increase in breast cancer detection with a
25 percent decrease in callback rates to find those cancers. A reduction
in callback rates helps to alleviate the fear and anxiety that can be
experienced by women. Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) can detect lesions
as small as a grain of rice. The technology produces very sharp, detailed
images of abnormal tissue and shows doctors how a cancer lesion metabolizes
glucose, indicating precise lesion size and location. PEM also reveals
if there is additional disease in either breast, and helps surgeons preserve
as much tissue as possible.
The facility will also include the Caring MRI Suite, which will have its
own separate entrance, with a calming environment to help minimize anxiety
and make the patient experience more pleasant. Upon entering the suite,
patients can set their own personalized theme for the room using an iPad
control. Music, lighting and visuals on the ceiling can all be customized,
and patients can bring their own device for docking to further personalize
music choices. The second floor of the Breast Center will house the Cancer
Genetics & High Risk Program, allowing patients to be screened and
counseled in a private, comfortable and serene setting.
Technology enhancements to the current Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center
continue, with the implementation of C-View, a state-of-the-art software
system that allows radiologists to screen in 2D and read results in 3D,
further reducing radiation exposure by 50 percent. C-View, which will
be installed by late summer, also accounts for shorter scan time results
in less compression time (improving patient comfort), as well as increased
diagnostic accuracy and reduced false-positive recall rates compared to
2D mammography alone. The facility’s new Affirm™ breast biopsy
guidance system offers the ability to perform tomosynthesis breast biopsy
procedures. Any findings seen under tomosynthesis can now be biopsied
using tomosynthesis, further improving accuracy of diagnosis. These new
technologies will be relocated to the new facility.
About the project Jupiter Medical Center received $10.8 million in gifts
from an anonymous donor in the community to build and equip the free-standing
Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center. The donations include $6.5 million
for the structural building, $4 million for technology, and $372,000 for
technology upgrades. Construction of the Niedland Breast Center is expected
to be completed by February 2015.
The Jupiter Medical Center Foundation is currently in the process of raising
funds for the $27.5 million second phase of the oncology campus –
a new 74,000 square foot free-standing building to house the current Ella
Milbank Foshay Cancer Center, as well as medical office space. Construction
for phase two is slated to begin in 2016.
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, 575 physicians and 640 volunteers. For more information on Jupiter
Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit www.jupitermed.com.