Jupiter Medical Center is pleased to announce a transformative $25 million
donation from Jupiter based philanthropists Johnny and Terry Gray in support
of surgical advancements at Jupiter Medical Center’s highly anticipated
Surgical Institute. The 90,000-square-foot Surgical Institute is currently
under construction and upon completion in 2023, will feature 16 smart
operating rooms and two hybrid operating suites. The Institute will be
named the Johnny and Terry Gray Surgical Institute in honor of their generous
gift. Jupiter Medical Center Foundation has raised just over $52 million
thus far for the $100 million project.
“A donation of this magnitude will impact healthcare in the region
for generations to come,” said Amit Rastogi, MD, MHCM, President
and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “We remain incredibly grateful
to Johnny and Terry for their support of our mission to increase access
to world-class health care. The Johnny and Terry Gray Surgical Institute
will feature state-of-the-art operating rooms, cutting-edge technology,
and best-in-class surgical programs right here where people need their
care – close to home.”
The facility’s smart operating rooms will accommodate a wide variety
of complex surgeries, while the hybrid rooms offer surgeons the ability
to transition from a minimally invasive surgery to an open procedure,
reducing patient risk and improving outcomes. The “Smart”
ORs will use state-of-the-art equipment that is digitally integrated so
the patient’s information will be at the surgeon’s fingertips.
Surgeons and nurses will be able to access a patient’s images during
surgery and transmit images from the operating room to additional specialists
for real-time consultation when needed.
The dedicated facility will also house a 5,000 square foot state-of-the-art
surgical equipment sterilization center. The development of the Surgical
Institute is in direct response to the significant growth of the community
and corresponding patient volumes, with more than 15,000 traditional and
minimally invasive surgical procedures performed at Jupiter Medical Center annually.
The estimated 1,000-square-foot hybrid operating rooms will bring together
surgeons, anesthesiologists, radiologists and other specialists to tackle
complex medical issues with minimally invasive procedures, in turn, reducing
risks and delays, while improving patient safety and, ultimately, reducing
costs. Patients typically experience a shorter recovery time following
a procedure in a hybrid OR due to less stress from multiple surgeries.
In a hybrid OR, surgeons can perform complex cardiovascular, neurological,
thoracic and orthopedic surgeries, with the number of procedures growing rapidly.
The Institute will also incorporate a large reception area that will provide
added comfort for caregivers and families with private consultation rooms
where medical staff and surgeons can consult with family members preoperatively
and postoperatively. A state-of-the-art patient tracking system will be
integrated into the overall design of the surgery center to provide seamless
and error-free tracking of patients as they pass from pre-op to surgery
and on to recovery. This tracking system will provide nurses, and surgeons
up-to-the-minute knowledge of the patient’s progress, as well as
aid in real-time communication to the patient’s family or caregiver.
In 2011, Johnny and Terry, natives of New Mexico, sold their businesses
and decided to move to Jupiter where they made Admirals Cove their home.
The Grays are longtime philanthropists who have made it their priority
to support multiple not-for-profits close to their hearts, with a focus
on supporting programs and services for children, youth and families to
end cycles of abuse and homelessness. Additionally, they have created
shelters to support families exposed to domestic violence.
“We have been very fortunate, and it is a joy to share that success
with others,” said Johnny and Terry Gray. “Jupiter Medical
Center has cemented itself as a leader in quality world-class health care.
We are confident they will remain innovative and at the forefront of cutting-edge
medicine. We are honored to be part of their evolution to meet the growing
demands of our community.”
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