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Generous Donation Establishes New Urology Center

Jupiter Medical Center will establish the new Joe and Barbara Charles Center for Urology.

The couple’s donation enables JMC to create more access to urological care, acquire more state-of-the-art technology and to create a team to specialize in general urology and urological cancers.

“It is our desire that the new center employ the latest cutting-edge protocols, working to provide best-in-class care while also addressing the root causes of common urological conditions. This center will be a much-needed, unparalleled resource for our community,” said a statement released by Joe and Barbara Charles.

Urology has become an extremely in-demand medical specialty.

It has been reported that 50% of men and women will experience a urological condition in their lifetime.

Through extensive research and planning, JMC, an independent, not-for-profit hospital, identified a growing need for specialized urologists, especially in Palm Beach and Martin Counties, where the population has increased, creating delays in care for urological conditions.

“As a hospital built by the community, for the community, it is important that we stay ahead of the growing needs of our region,” said Amit Rastogi, MD, MHCM, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center.

Patrick O. Tenbrink, MD, a board-certified urologist, will start his new position with the Jupiter Medical Center Physician Group as the director of the Center for Urology beginning this summer.

“There is a tremendous opportunity to create an academic-style urology program in our region,” said Dr. Tenbrink. “Facing a significant surge in population growth coupled with a rising need for advanced urological treatment, the implications for this center are profound. I am grateful to Joe and Barbara Charles for their commitment to health care excellence.”

The center will be located at the Anderson Family Cancer Institute on Jupiter Medical Center’s main campus at 1210 S. Old Dixie Highway.