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Jupiter Medical Center Completes First Quarter With Multiple Awards and Accolades

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Emily Pantelides

Jacobson Strategic Communications

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Hospital Nationally Recognized for Stellar Health and Wellness Best Practices

JUPITER, FLA. (May 18, 2018) Jupiter Medical Center began the first quarter of 2018 with multiple awards and accreditations recognizing the excellence of its programs. The medical center remains committed to implementing the best practices in health care, with the goal of providing excellent medical care. Awards and recognition include:

Joint Commission Certification for Hip, Knee and Shoulder Replacement and Spine Surgery

Jupiter Medical Center has once again received accreditation from The Joint Commission in hip, knee and shoulder replacement, as well as spine surgery. The medical center is at the leading-edge of orthopedic care, with a long history of quality results. It is the only hospital in Palm Beach and Martin counties to have certification in all areas of joint replacement and spine surgery. When assessing an institution, the Joint Commission looks at the quality of patient care and performance based on a set of objective standards developed using input from consumers, government agencies, health care professionals, providers and employers. Accreditation as a hospital and certification for programs by The Joint Commission demonstrates that Jupiter Medical Center has achieved, and in many cases exceeded, world-class standards for safe and effective care. Jupiter Medical Center takes a comprehensive approach to orthopedic and spine care to ensure that every aspect of a patient’s care is coordinated. The medical center’s Anderson Family Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence is a dedicated unit where surgery, recovery and rehabilitation are brought together for collaborative, seamless patient care.

Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Recognized with National Awards for Excellence

The Jupiter Medical Center Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine program recently was honored with two awards by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. First, the program received the Center of Distinction Award in recognition of its outstanding clinical outcomes, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a wound healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 30 median days to heal. The center also was named a Robert A. Warriner III, MD, Center of Excellence in recognition of achieving status as a Center of Distinction for a minimum of two consecutive years. The award is named for a pioneer in wound care and the former chief medical officer for Healogics. The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine program at Jupiter Medical Center takes a multi-disciplinary approach to healing complex wounds. Therapies offered include bio-engineered skin substitutes; hyperbaric oxygen therapy; negative pressure wound therapy; biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

AABB Accreditation for Transfusion Services

Jupiter Medical Center has been granted an AABB accreditation for its transfusion activities. Transfusions are provided to replace blood lost due to surgery or traumatic injury. They also help patients with illnesses that prevent the production of blood or its components, such as red cells, plasma or platelets, which form clots to stop bleeding. The accreditation process follows an intensive on-site assessment and establishes that the level of technical and administrative performance within the facility meets or exceeds the standards set by AABB. Formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks, AABB is an international, not-for-profit association dedicated to the advancement of science and the practice of transfusion medicine and related biological therapies. AABB’s Accreditation Program contributes to the quality and safety of collecting, processing, testing, distributing and administering blood and cellular therapy products.

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