Jupiter Medical Center Honored With Athena Award in Business

JUPITER, Fla. (September 26, 2013) – Jupiter Medical Center was honored by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches last week when they received the prestigious ATHENA Award in Business. The Medical Center was recognized for having a long-standing history of promoting and supporting the advancement of women in non-traditional roles along with supporting advanced education opportunities through JMC’s tuition reimbursement program.

“We are extremely proud of the nurturing environment we have created at Jupiter Medical Center. We have a special culture at Jupiter Medical Center – one that celebrates success and embraces tomorrow’s leaders, giving them the tools and mentoring they need to succeed,” said John Couris, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “Through internal team member development, to our community outreach activities and our services specifically geared toward the unique healthcare needs of women, our organization truly cares for the health and wellness of the women of our community.”

The ATHENA Awards, presented by Wells Fargo, honor individuals, businesses, and young professionals, who have achieved professional excellence, mentored, actively served the community, and helped women to reach their leadership potential.
At Jupiter Medical Center, 83% of the department directors and managers, and 40% of the senior leadership team, are female. The Medical Center recently created The Leadership Institute for team members to hone and learn new leadership skills.

Beyond the nurturing environment within the organization, Jupiter Medical Center’s culture is to encourage team members to give back to the community in which they live and work, and the organization leads by example. Jupiter Medical Center sponsors a number of organizations and events in the community that directly benefit women, including the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides for Breast Cancer, March of Dimes March for Babies, Honda Classic Executive Women’s Day, Komen Race for the Cure and Bluewater Babes Fish for a Cure, to name a few.

In addition to the community outreach, Jupiter Medical Center offers a number of services specifically tailored to women, including the Women’s Health Program, the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center, Niedland Breast Screening Center, and the Florence A. De George Children’s and Women’s Services.

For more information about Jupiter Medical Center, visit jupitermed.com or call (561) 263-2234. To find a physician, call the Physician Referral Line at (561) 263-5737.

About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit 283-bed regional medical center consisting of 163 private acute care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center provides a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health, emergency services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health. Founded in 1979, the Medical Center has approximately 1,500 team members, 520 physicians and 700 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center is the recipient of the HealthGrades ‘America’s 50 Best’ Award™ for three years in a row (2011-2013) and the Distinguished Hospital Award - Clinical Excellence™ for nine years in a row (2005-2013).