Jupiter Medical Center Breaks Ground on First Phase of New Oncology Campus

JUPITER, Fla. (August 5, 2014) – Jupiter Medical Center recently celebrated another milestone in providing world-class healthcare to the community with the groundbreaking of the new free-standing Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center.
As phase one of Jupiter Medical Center’s brand new oncology campus, the new two-story, 26,000 square foot Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center will be located at 2111 Military Trail, near Jupiter Medical Center’s current Outpatient Imaging Center. The interior design of the Breast Center will emulate a contemporary yet elegant spa-like experience, featuring soft lighting and music, harmonious feng-shui concepts, and stone and steel accents. The exterior south side of the building will be surrounded with tranquil meditation gardens.

The new building is one of only a handful of medical office buildings in South Florida to be a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certified silver project. Businesses and organizations across the globe use LEED to increase the efficiency of their buildings. LEED's "Green Building Rating System" attempts to certify and push the advancement of a planet-wide implementation of green building and development practices.
In addition to providing state of the art diagnostic equipment, offering women in our community this peaceful setting was a critical design component for Jupiter Medical Center supporter, Suzanne Niedland. The Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center is named in honor of Niedland’s mother, Margaret, who lost her battle with breast cancer in March of 2011.

“Women in our community deserve to have the very best equipment for early detection of breast cancer. My mother and I recognized the need for women to feel special, comfortable and pampered when they go through these tests, as they can often feel uncertain or anxious,” said Niedland. “My husband Larry and I are extremely honored to be a part of this momentous occasion for Jupiter Medical Center, and this incredible resource for the women in our community.”
The first floor of the Breast Center will encompass existing leading-edge breast diagnostic technology, including two 3D mammography (tomosynthesis) rooms, three breast ultrasound rooms, stereotactic biopsies, breast positron emission tomography/positron emission mammography (PET/PEM), breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), X-ray and bone densitometry.

Jupiter Medical Center was the first facility in Palm Beach and Martin counties to offer tomosynthesis, which provides 3D imaging of the breast to ensure diagnostic accuracy to find breast cancer at an earlier stage, providing an eight percent increase in breast cancer detection with a 25 percent decrease in callback rates to find those cancers. A reduction in callback rates helps to alleviate the fear and anxiety that can be experienced by women. Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) can detect lesions as small as a grain of rice. The technology produces very sharp, detailed images of abnormal tissue and shows doctors how a cancer lesion metabolizes glucose, indicating precise lesion size and location. PEM also reveals if there is additional disease in either breast, and helps surgeons preserve as much tissue as possible.

The facility will also include the Caring MRI Suite, which will have its own separate entrance, with a calming environment to help minimize anxiety and make the patient experience more pleasant. Upon entering the suite, patients can set their own personalized theme for the room using an iPad control. Music, lighting and visuals on the ceiling can all be customized, and patients can bring their own device for docking to further personalize music choices. The second floor of the Breast Center will house the Cancer Genetics & High Risk Program, allowing patients to be screened and counseled in a private, comfortable and serene setting.

Technology enhancements to the current Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center continue, with the implementation of C-View, a state-of-the-art software system that allows radiologists to screen in 2D and read results in 3D, further reducing radiation exposure by 50 percent. C-View, which will be installed by late summer, also accounts for shorter scan time results in less compression time (improving patient comfort), as well as increased diagnostic accuracy and reduced false-positive recall rates compared to 2D mammography alone. The facility’s new Affirm™ breast biopsy guidance system offers the ability to perform tomosynthesis breast biopsy procedures. Any findings seen under tomosynthesis can now be biopsied using tomosynthesis, further improving accuracy of diagnosis. These new technologies will be relocated to the new facility.

About the project Jupiter Medical Center received $10.8 million in gifts from an anonymous donor in the community to build and equip the free-standing Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center. The donations include $6.5 million for the structural building, $4 million for technology, and $372,000 for technology upgrades. Construction of the Niedland Breast Center is expected to be completed by February 2015.

The Jupiter Medical Center Foundation is currently in the process of raising funds for the $27.5 million second phase of the oncology campus – a new 74,000 square foot free-standing building to house the current Ella Milbank Foshay Cancer Center, as well as medical office space. Construction for phase two is slated to begin in 2016.
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, 575 physicians and 640 volunteers. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit www.jupitermed.com.