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Jupiter Medical Center Receives National Award for Stroke Rehabilitation

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World-Class Health Care Organization Garners Accolades for Patient Care

JUPITER, FLA. (May 28, 2018) Jupiter Medical Center announced that it has once again received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Jupiter Medical Center’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines rooted in the latest scientific evidence.

Jupiter Medical Center’s Stroke Rehabilitation program focuses on helping patients relearn skills lost due to stroke in order to achieve the highest level of independence and improve their quality of life. The team employs a multidisciplinary approach, combining the advice and expertise of multiple physicians simultaneously, to individualize treatment based on the unique needs of each patient.

“This recognition acknowledges our ongoing commitment to delivering the highest quality care for our community,” said Don McKenna, president and chief executive officer of Jupiter Medical Center. “Additionally, it validates our plans to establish a new comprehensive stroke center, which will give us the ability to provide advanced treatment for strokes and other complex neurological challenges.”

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the United States suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people have a new or recurrent stroke each year.

“We are pleased to recognize Jupiter Medical Center for their commitment to stroke care,” said Eric E. Smith, M.D., national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines Steering Committee and an associate professor of neurology at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. “Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the Get With The Guidelines quality improvement initiative can often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.”

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