FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Marketing
(561) 263-2896 /
JUPITER, Fla. (October 28, 2014) – At Jupiter Medical Center, we have been
working diligently to address Ebola preparedness, and have put measures
in place to identify and address potential risks and respond appropriately.
Our key leaders are engaged in these efforts in conjunction with local,
state and federal authorities. We are extensively training and educating
our team members and are prepared for any encounter with any potential
Ebola exposure. We are following all current CDC recommended procedures
and have obtained the necessary supplies to protect our team members and
patients. As we continue to receive updates from the CDC, we will continue
to update our protocols and training as required. The health of our team
members, patients and community members remains our top priority
We also encourage members of our community to remember that for a majority
of the population, unless you have experienced direct contact with the
bodily fluids of a person infected with Ebola, the risk for contracting
the disease is extremely low.
As the Ebola situation continues to evolve, our focus remains on preparing
our points of care and training employees. Our team will continue to review
updates from the CDC and the Florida Department of Health and we are in
communication with the Palm Beach County Health Department who is managing
all Ebola responses for the County.
Finally, we recommend that our neighbors do what they can to stay healthy,
Get an annual flu vaccine. While there is absolutely no connection between
contracting the flu and contracting Ebola, the flu has many of the same
symptoms as early symptoms of Ebola, such as fever and body aches. We
provide flu shots at the Jupiter Medical Urgent Center. For more information
on visiting the Center and the services we provide, please visit:
- Wash your hands.
- Refrain from handling bodily fluids of those that are sick.
If you would like additional information on Ebola, please visit the Palm
Beach County Health Department website at
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.
JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER WORKS DILIGENTLY TO ADDRESS EBOLA PREPAREDNESS