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New Chief Nursing Officer Joins Jupiter Medical Center

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Emily Pantelides

Jacobson Strategic Communications

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JUPITER, FLA. (June 16, 2018) – Jupiter Medical Center is pleased to welcome Joanne O. Miller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, as the organization’s new vice president and chief nursing officer.

Miller has 28-years of nursing and health care executive experience, and she comes to Palm Beach County from Washington, DC, where she served as chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care for Sibley Memorial Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine, a not-for-profit hospital in the Johns Hopkins Health System.

At Sibley, Miller was responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating nursing practice and patient care standards across the hospital’s acute and ambulatory care units (318 licensed beds), its 44-bed skilled nursing facility, and its 174-bed assisted living residence. During her tenure at Sibley, she also led the development and implementation of a new care delivery model for the organization’s state-of-the art 470,000 square-foot acute care hospital.

“Miller is a seasoned health care professional who has overseen clinical work-flow, strategic planning and technology advancements with major contributions focused on improving work environments and patient experience,” said Don McKenna, president and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “We look forward to her expertise in the areas of operations, quality, safety, leadership and change management.”

In her role with Jupiter Medical Center, Miller is responsible for overseeing the organization’s team of more than 400 outstanding nursing professionals dedicated to improving patient outcomes and providing the highest standard of care as evidenced by the hospitals award-winning scores for patient satisfaction and quality.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to join Jupiter Medical Center and to serve the community that I have known and loved for years,” said Miller, who has family in Palm Beach County and has been making many visits to the region for more than 20 years. “I am confident that together with the leadership team, we will continue to be a source of pride for the patients, physicians and staff that we serve.”

In addition to Sibley, Miller has held Chief Nursing Officer positions in New York City, Maryland and Connecticut.

Miller holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mount Saint Mary College, a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Hartford School of Nursing, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Drexel University.

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 and pediatric services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health.

Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,650 team members, 637 physicians and 640 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center continues to perform in the top 10 percent of hospitals for patient quality and satisfaction. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call 561-263-2234 or visit