JUPITER, Fla.– With the late afternoon sun as the backdrop, Jupiter
Medical Center leadership, lead donors and construction partners gathered
to witness the placement of the final structural beam for what will soon
be the Johnny and Terry Gray Surgical Institute. The topping-off ceremony
signifies progress for the construction project, which broke ground less
than one year ago and is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.
The highly anticipated 90,000-square-foot Surgical Institute will feature
16 smart operating rooms and two hybrid operating suites. Through the
community’s generous support, $52 million has been raised towards
the $100 million project. In December, the not-for-profit hospital announced
a transformative $25 million lead gift from Jupiter-based philanthropists
Johnny and Terry Gray to name the institute. The Grays joined the hospital’s
leadership team and others in signing the beam before a crane raised it
into place. Their gift is complimented by other seven-figure gifts from
The Mastroianni Family Foundation, Michael and Elizabeth Ruane, Steven
and Kathrine Pinard, Joseph and Barbara Charles and Nelson and Nathalie Ferreira.
“This is a significant milestone for the Surgical Institute, but
also Jupiter Medical Center as a whole,” said Amit Rastogi, MD,
MHCM, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center, who has been leading
the independent hospital through a period of growth and transformation.
“Jupiter Medical Center continues to be at the forefront of medicine
with cutting-edge technology and world-class physicians. Our expansion
plans are designed to ensure our growing community will continue to have
access to the highest quality health care.”
The development of the Surgical Institute is in direct response to the
significant growth of the community and corresponding patient volumes.
More than 15,000 traditional and minimally invasive surgical procedures
are performed at Jupiter Medical Center annually.
The facility’s “smart” operating rooms will accommodate
complex surgeries, while the hybrid suites offer surgeons the ability
to transition from a minimally invasive surgery to an open procedure,
enhancing the patient experience and improving outcomes. The “operating
rooms of the future” will use state-of-the-art equipment that is
digitally integrated. The surgical team will be able to access and transmit
a patient’s images from the operating room to additional specialists
for real-time consultation, resulting in a multi-disciplinary, comprehensive
approach to care.
In addition to advanced operating rooms, the Institute will provide a spacious
reception area for loved ones along with private consultation rooms to
meet the surgeon before or after a procedure. Recognizing the importance
of real-time communication, leading-edge technology will be integrated
into the Institute’s design, providing seamless updates from the
care team to a patient’s family.
“We are incredibly grateful and energized by the support of our donors,
especially Johnny and Terry Gray, who have given generously to this project,”
said Traci Simonsen, Interim Chief Philanthropy Officer of Jupiter Medical
Center Foundation. “The community's support can be felt when
you walk through our halls and connect with our medical team. It is truly
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