John Couris, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center, Named Health Care/Science Professional of the Year


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JUPITER, Fla. (May 19, 2014) – John Couris, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center (JMC), was presented the Health Care/Science Professional Award at the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches’ Annual Business Awards Breakfast on May 30, 2014 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The Business Awards recognize Palm Beach County professionals that lead with confidence by demonstrating a solid commitment to their business goals, their employees and their local community.

The Health Care/Science Professional Award is presented to a professional that has been in the industry for at least five years, has demonstrated a commitment to community involvement and has displayed excellence in his or her area of expertise beyond the scope of job expectations.

“Since his arrival just four years ago, John has led Jupiter Medical Center to create a culture of innovation and service of the highest caliber, while remaining committed to serving and giving back to the community in meaningful ways,” said Paul Chiapparone, Chairman, Jupiter Medical Center Board of Trustees. “The organization and our community are fortunate to have John lead us into the future – advancing healthcare for our region.”

Couris, who has been in the health care industry for more than 20 years, has an affinity for improving health care for the communities in which he serves. Beyond the walls of the hospital, John is a strong advocate for community health and wellness. One of his most recent initiatives is his involvement in MyClinic, a free adult primary medicine and urgent dental care clinic.

Couris supports other not-for-profit organizations and believes in giving back to his community. Under his direction, JMC sponsors numerous organizations and events, including the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, March of Dimes March for Babies, Honda Classic (a not-for-profit event that benefits Children’s Healthcare Charities), and the Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches, to name a few.

In addition to his role at Jupiter Medical Center, Couris is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Young Presidents’ Organization, and the American Hospital Association Board of Regents for the Southeast. Couris also serves on the boards of the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, the Honda Classic, March of Dimes and Maltz Jupiter Theater.

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