JUPITER, Fla. – December 7, 2017 – Jupiter Medical Center Foundation announced today a $5 million gift from
an anonymous donor that will help the hospital become a designated Comprehensive
Stroke Center. This gift will enable Jupiter Medical Center to provide
world-class stroke care close to home when seconds count. Jupiter Medical Center also has recruited Jennifer Buczyner, MD, a board-certified
neurologist, as the medical director to lead the stroke program.
“This gift, along with the arrival of Dr. Jennifer Buczyner as the
medical director of the stroke program, not only allows us to see more
complex neurological cases, but puts Jupiter Medical Center on a trajectory
to becoming a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the end of 2018,” said
Liv Vesely, president of Jupiter Medical Center Foundation.
Dr. Buczyner completed her neurophysiology fellowship at Emory University
in Atlanta, where she also treated patients while on the faculty at Emory
University’s Department of Neurology. Dr. Buczyner has built an
innovative neurology practice in the Palm Beaches that delivers compassionate
care while offering her patients the most advanced treatments available
today. “Time is vital to the brain and it is imperative to seek
emergency neurological care early,” said Dr. Buczyner at a recent
women’s health advisory panel discussion hosted by Jupiter Medical
Center and attended by more than 150 women.
While Jupiter Medical Center has been a Primary Stroke Center since 2008,
this much-needed move to become a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center
comes on the heels of a recent protocol change by Palm Beach County Fire
Rescue to transport stroke patients
only to facilities that have this designation. The closest Comprehensive Stroke
Center to the south is in West Palm Beach, and Fort Pierce to the north.
Jupiter Medical Center’s Comprehensive Stroke Program will include
neurosurgery and endovascular interventions such as angioplasty, coiling,
clipping, and stenting. It will also have a dedicated neuro intensive
care unit where patients will receive care by staff that is trained in
advanced critical care, as well as neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, neuro
assessment and emergency neuro resuscitation. Additionally, the best technology
is being acquired, including a neurointerventional biplane angiography
system – an imaging modality for visualization of complex vasculature.
The clinical benefits of the biplane system include improved visualization
for aneurysm coiling and interventional stroke care, and reduced radiation
exposure and shorter procedure times.
About Jupiter Medical Center Foundation
Since it’s founding in 1989, Jupiter Medical Center Foundation has
empowered Jupiter Medical Center with the financial resources to reimagine
the delivery of health and wellness to the region. Jupiter Medical Center
Foundation, together with Jupiter Medical Center, is committed to transforming
regional health care through leading-edge technology, patient-centered
care and enhanced facilities. The Foundation has funded a number of major
projects at Jupiter Medical Center, including the De George Pediatric
Unit in partnership with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the Margaret
W. Niedland Breast Center, The Anderson Family Orthopedic & Spine
Center, the Frank E. and Mary D. Walsh Robotic Surgery Program, and the
Florence A. De George Pavilion.
As a leading, not-for-profit medical provider in the region, Jupiter Medical
Center relies on philanthropic gifts to maintain patients’ well-being
and quality of care, and Jupiter Medical Center Foundation is dedicated
to securing this financial support in order to fulfill the mission of
the organization. For more information, please visit jmcfoundation.org.
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 and spine, digestive health,
emergency and pediatric services, lung and thoracic, women’s health,
weight management and men’s health.
Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,800 team members,
615 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 jupitermedcom.