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Jacobson Strategic Communications
Two Respected Health Care Institutions Join Forces as Mount Sinai Heart
New York at Jupiter Medical Center
JUPITER, FLA. (February 27, 2015) –
Jupiter Medical Center and
The Mount Sinai Hospital announced today their pioneering partnership, Mount Sinai Heart New York
at Jupiter Medical Center, to enhance cardiac patient care services and
research in South Florida.
“This innovative collaboration with Mount Sinai Heart New York is
yet another way we’re delivering unparalleled health care in our
very own backyard,” said John D. Couris, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Jupiter Medical Center. “This kind of innovative thinking
will transform cardiac care in our region, and is a significant step forward
in our mission to restore our community’s health and wellness.”
“Medicine should have no boundaries. We look forward to sharing Mount
Sinai’s expertise in cardiovascular services with Jupiter Medical
Center and creating a transformative health care partnership,” said
Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount
Sinai Health System. “We will collaborate with Jupiter Medical Center
so that patients and families of South Florida and their entire state
have access to our proven models of treatment, care, and research. Together,
we are committed to enhancing care of patients and contributing to the
eradication of cardiovascular diseases locally and globally.”
The partnership encompasses nearly all facets of cardiac care, including
interventional cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation, electrophysiology,
non-invasive imaging, congestive heart failure, wellness and prevention,
research, and education. The key benefits of Mount Sinai Heart New York
at Jupiter Medical Center include:
- Jupiter Medical Center and Mount Sinai Heart New York physicians will share
knowledge, experience, best practices, evidence-based medicine and quality
protocols, and clinical pathways for improved patient care.
- Jupiter Medical Center physicians will have access to clinical consults
for their patients with Mount Sinai Heart New York colleagues and partner
to use remote, long-distance telehealth technology for patient assessments
in real-time and sharing cardiac imaging, and lab results.
- Innovative clinical trials will be available to patients for access to
the latest cardiac therapies, and advanced treatment options.
- For open-heart surgery, or other cardiac procedures not routinely performed
at Jupiter Medical Center, local patients will have option for coordinated
access, if they choose, to physicians and surgeons at Mount Sinai Heart
in New York.
“Our new partnership with Jupiter Medical Center represents an integral
step in providing access and continuity of care for our patients that
share a common link and split their time between New York and South Florida,”
said Arthur A. Klein, MD, President of the Mount Sinai Health Network.
“We look forward to collaborative academic activities and joint
Jupiter Medical Center has a talented roster of cardiac specialists on
staff. The cardiology program currently includes two state-of-the-art
cardiac catheterization labs for diagnostic and interventional procedures,
cardiac rehabilitation, and advanced technology for non-invasive cardiac
testing, including cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA).
“Our experienced cardiac team at Jupiter Medical Center performs
more than 1,000 procedures each year,” said Gonzalo Loveday, MD,
a veteran South Florida cardiologist who is the newly appointed Medical
Director of Mount Sinai Heart New York at Jupiter Medical Center. “What’s
exciting is the fact that this collaboration will allow us to access higher
quality treatments for our community.”
Central to the partnership is world-renowned cardiologist and physician-scientist,
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief
of The Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Fuster has been a global leader in cardiovascular
medicine for four decades, is Past President of the American Heart Association,
Past President of the World Heart Federation, and a Member of the Institute
of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences where he serves as Chair
of the committee on Preventing the Global Epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease.
He is also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American College
of Cardiology (JACC).
“I am very excited, as all of us here at Mount Sinai New York, about
this new milestone. The field of cardiovascular medicine is moving very
rapidly and to advance it further we are going to work together,”
says Dr. Fuster. “Shared knowledge leads to more powerful medicine.
This alliance is a big plus for both of our institutions and will increase
the quality of cardiac care and life of each our patients whether they
are in New York or Florida.”
Already, South Florida patients have gone to Mount Sinai Heart New York
for care and vice-versa. Also, Dr. Loveday and members of the interventional
cardiology team have visited Mount Sinai Heart in New York and implemented
their new colleagues’ proven protocols for patient care at Jupiter
About The Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed
to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and
advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven member hospital
campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive
ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from
community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.
The System includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians,
12 minority-owned free-standing ambulatory surgery centers, over 45 ambulatory
practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester,
and Long Island, as well as 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians
are affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
About Mount Sinai Heart
Mount Sinai Heart, located at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, New
York, ranks among the top 10 in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery
U.S. News & World Report. It is home to some of the world's most renowned cardiologists and
heart surgeons who care for more than 50,000 hearts each year. Also, nursing
care at Mount Sinai Heart, designated with premier Magnet nursing status,
is provided by 368 nurses and 67 nurse practitioners.
Mount Sinai Heart’s more than 98 cardiologists, 13 heart surgeons,
and 40 fellows are led by Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount
Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital, who for
four decades has been a global leader in the field of cardiovascular medicine,
translational research, and education.
About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit 327-bed regional medical center consisting of 207 private
acute-care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation
and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center is reimagining how to restore
the community’s health and wellness. Award-winning physicians, world-class
partnerships and innovative techniques and technology enable Jupiter Medical
Center to provide a broad range of services with specialty concentrations
in cardiology, oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health,
emergency services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight
management and men’s health.
Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,500 team members,
575 physicians and 640 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center continues to
perform in the top 10% of hospitals for patient quality and satisfaction.
For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit