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Jupiter Medical Center Celebrates Completion of the Johnny and Terry Gray Surgical Institute with Ribbon Cutting

JUPITER, Fla. – November 30, 2023 - Jupiter Medical Center and Jupiter Medical Center Foundation leadership, along with donors, board members, world-class physicians and community leaders, gathered for a special ribbon cutting in honor of the Johnny and Terry Gray Surgical Institute. The celebration signified the culmination of the highly anticipated facility, which broke ground less than two years ago in April 2022 and is on track to open for patients after the holidays.

The 90,000-square-foot Surgical Institute features 16 smart operating rooms to accommodate complex surgeries and two hybrid operating suites, allowing the not-for-profit hospital’s renowned, highly-trained team of surgeons and clinicians to offer minimally invasive surgery as well as open procedures. Included in each of the rooms will be the latest digitally integrated state-of-the-art equipment. Leading-edge technology will ensure that team members can provide real-time communication to a patient’s family, near or far.

“At Jupiter Medical Center, we are focused on growing the depth and breadth of our services, all while continuing a strong focus on what sets us apart – our quality, safety and patient experience,” said Amit Rastogi, MD, MHCM, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone with our community.”

The Surgical Institute is in direct response to the significant growth of the community. Once open, the new facility will allow more procedures, complex cases and cutting-edge care. The expansive sterile processing department will ensure the highest level of patient safety. This translates to clinical excellence and better patient outcomes.

Traci Simonsen, Chief Philanthropy Officer of Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, expressed appreciation for the donors who made the Surgical Institute possible. She shared, “As we look ahead to the future, we know we can do more, together. Because when it comes to the health and well-being of this community, this work is bigger than us. Our investments today will build a healthier future tomorrow and ensure our community continues to have access to the highest quality health care and best patient experience for generations to come.”

She specifically thanked those who had given significant gifts, including Johnny and Terry Gray, who provided a transformative lead gift of $25 million to name the building, as well as The Mastroianni Family Foundation, Michael and Elizabeth Ruane, Steven and Katherine Pinard, Joseph and Barbara Charles, Nelson and Nathalie Ferreira, Marshall and Patricia Hilsberg, George and Kathe Damman, Peggy Katz, Joyce Fisher, Bill and Sue Ryan and the Jupiter Medical Center Auxiliary.

Jupiter Medical Center was founded in 1979 as a 34-bed facility treating just 1,800 patients a year. Today, the region’s only independent, not-for-profit health system cares for nearly 400,000 patients annually. In 2024, it will continue growing by breaking ground on a new Patient Care Tower. The Tower will connect to the Surgical Institute and is on track to open in 2025.

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Rated #1 in the region for quality, safety and patient experience, Jupiter Medical Center is the leading destination for world-class health care in Palm Beach County and across the Treasure Coast. Jupiter Medical Center’s state-of-the-art facilities and leading-edge technologies enable its award-winning physicians to provide a comprehensive continuum of inpatient and outpatient health care services. Jupiter Medical Center’s specialty centers of excellence include: comprehensive cancer care, cardiovascular care, orthopedics, neurosciences, and women’s and children’s services. For more information about Jupiter Medical Center, please call 561-263-2234 or visit