Raso Education Center

Health Care Education Resource in Jupiter, FL

More than just a building, the Raso Education Center represents the first completed phase of our $50 million, three-phase expansion. An unmatched educational resource for our team members, physicians, area clinicians, researchers, and the community, the Raso Education Center is our next step in delivering world-class, patient-centered clinical care, focusing on academic and research excellence. We gratefully recognize our generous donors who made the new Raso Education Center possible: Mrs. Shirley C. and the late Dominick F. Raso, Margaret Clarke, the late Lawrence J. and the late Florence A. De George, Kathryn W. Davis, Margaret A. Krupa, and the Jupiter Medical Center Auxiliary.

About the Raso Education Center and the Clarke Auditorium

The newly constructed Raso Education Center at Jupiter Medical Center features some of the most leading-edge technology available today.

Room management software allows the meeting room coordinators easy access to automate the rooms and provide enhanced meeting room coordination and scheduling. The software integrates with Microsoft Outlook on all desktops and allows users to request meeting rooms and pair the requester with the appropriate room, based on their technology requirements. The system enables pre-programming for computers, projection screens and lights to be turned on prior to the coordinator arriving for the meeting. Occupancy sensors detect movement in the rooms. If a meeting has been canceled, but not deleted from the system, the sensors will turn off lights and equipment if no movement is detected within fifteen minutes from the start time.

Outside each meeting room is a 9-inch display showing meeting room information that is used to view upcoming meetings and allow users to request available meeting room space. The center also has a portable Wolfvision document camera for clinical presentations.

The John H. & Margaret Clarke Auditorium

The auditorium offers a place to host physician lectures from top academic medical centers. An ever popular educational tool, the physician lectures at Jupiter Medical Center offered free of charge to community members continue to grow at a rapid pace. Community members hear from doctors on various topics in an intimate setting, and enjoy "asking the experts" questions about health care and their areas of specialization. This room offers video presentation capability with projection screens located on the east and south walls to provide easy viewing from any location in the room. Seating up to 150, the auditorium's state-of-the-art technology includes a sound system with overhead speakers and wireless microphones.

The PC located in the podium has additional ports to allow for the Pathology camera, Radiology PACs and laptop and USB inputs for presenters at weekly cancer conferences and pre-treatment breast conferences.

The room is able to receive and send television video conferencing using a LifeSize© video conferencing system and two high-definition pan-tilt-zoom cameras. This allows physicians, nurses and allied health professionals to attend continuing medical education conferences broadcast from any facility, whether an academic or research setting, in an interactive environment. Physician experts in their fields provide programs on a wide variety of topics, ranging from neurological evaluations to integrative medicine, oncology and more.

In the near future, the building will be equipped for participants to view live surgeries from one of the operating rooms in the main hospital, which will allow for a group of physicians to watch procedures while in the Raso Education Center. This room offers two-way communication between the operating room and the Raso Education Center while a surgeon performs a procedure. The surgeon will have the ability to control the high definition cameras in the Raso from the operating room, so that he or she may view the audience. The system also enables presenters to connect any HDMI device—be it a laptop, iPhone, iPad, etc.—to the system and view it on any of the motorized projection screens.

The Lawrence J. & Florence A. De George Board Room

This room is equipped with a high-quality projector for video presentations. The PC located in the lectern has a 15-inch interactive display and added ports to accommodate the Pathology camera and Radiology PACs display, as well as laptop and multiple USB inputs for presenters. The room also contains overhead speakers and wireless microphones. In addition, this room is able to receive and send television video conferencing using a LifeSize© video conferencing system and two high-definition pan-tilt-zoom cameras. The system allows any trustee that is out of town to participate in meetings. The board room table has imbedded charging stations and several PC, laptop and tablet inputs.

Innovation Room

The Innovation Room is designed to enable Jupiter Medical Center process experts to encourage, facilitate and deliver new and improved medical processes to our community. The room utilizes the most advanced integrated media, communication and knowledge-capture technology available today to both increase the velocity and reduce the cost of medical process research and design.

The room is modular in design to offer unlimited room configurations. A 174-inch-wide intuitive, multi-touch and gesture-driven SMART board system digitally captures new process ideas. A social media-ready and interactive, video-enabled Apple-Television system offers virtual research and conferencing with medical experts worldwide. Two iPad ports will allow improvement concepts discovered outside the room to be brought in and shared instantly, capturing ideas found during daily work and sending them to the Innovation Room's network.

Physician Training Rooms

Our two physician training rooms offer video presentation capability with projection screens in a classroom setting. Designed for physicians to be able to receive and send television video conferencing using a LifeSize© video conferencing system and two high-definition pan-tilt-zoom cameras. This allows physicians, nurses and allied health professionals to attend continuing medical education conferences broadcast from any facility, whether an academic or research setting, in an interactive environment. Physician experts in their fields provide programs on a wide variety of topics from neurological evaluations to integrative medicine and oncology.

Currently in development, one of our physician training rooms will have the ability to broadcast live surgeries from one of the operating rooms in the main hospital, allowing for a group of physicians to view, learn, and have two-way communication between the operating room and the Raso Education Center while a surgeon performs a procedure. The surgeon will have the ability to control the high definition cameras in the Raso Center from the operating room, so that he or she may view the audience. The system also enables presenters to connect any HDMI device—be it a laptop, iPhone, iPad, etc.—to the system and view it on any of the motorized projection screens.

Additional Facilities

The Kathryn W. Davis Computer Training Lab has sixteen PCs for team member training on Jupiter Medical Center applications.

The Internet Cafe has three iMac workstations along the north glass wall, an iPad docking location and a large flat panel LCD monitor for display of content as well as CATV.