Jupiter Medical Center and Mandel JCC Create Partnership to Provide Enhanced Health and Wellness Program


Kathleen Ahern
Director of Marketing
(561) 263-2896 / kathleen.ahern@jupitermed.com

JCC members to receive access to world-class experts, wellness advice and more

JUPITER, Fla. (October 28, 2014) –To further enhance the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches’ (JCC) mission to provide health and wellness initiatives to members, the community center has partnered with Jupiter Medical Center (JMC) to create a highly personalized health, wellness and fitness program at its Palm Beach Gardens campus, located at 5221 Hood Road. JMC brings 35 years of experience to the collaboration. The JCC currently offers dozens of fitness classes, health and wellness events and more.

A key component to the partnership is the full-time JMC Health & Wellness Navigator, Tiffany Jones, on-site Monday through Friday to interact with JCC members, answer questions, create wellness action plans, and keep interested members on track with their goals. Jones is a certified health education specialist from Washington D.C.

“The addition of a JMC Health & Wellness Navigator and the other services JMC will provide will enable members to take their journey to wellness to the next level. They have the resources, and now they can receive expert advice on a regular basis to enhance and execute their wellness plans, all in a convenient setting,” said Mindy Hanken, President and CEO of the Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens.

The Health and Wellness Navigator will promote, grow, and develop health, wellness, and fitness classes and programs for the JCC members and function as the primary liaison between members and the extensive roster of physicians, clinicians, and medical services available at Jupiter Medical Center. The navigator will coordinate interactions to the appropriate health care providers at JMC after assessing members’ needs through surveys and health risk assessments.

Resources available to JCC members include complimentary biometric screenings (height, weight, BMI, blood pressure, etc.), blood pressure clinics, mammography services through JMC’s Wellness in Motion Bus, physical therapy injury screenings, informative lectures from therapists, nurses and other health professionals, pediatric therapy services and innovative group fitness classes.

“We’re excited to bring expert guidance for an active, healthy lifestyle to JCC members,” said John Couris, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. JMC’s shared purpose is to care for the health and wellness of our community. This partnership allows us to further fulfill our mission.”

The program is an exclusive healthcare partnership between the two organizations with the mission of promoting the health, wellness, and fitness of the JCC members and guests. Through the partnership, JCC members are also granted access to JMC’s Rehab & Wellness Center to use the heated pool and exercise equipment during non-therapy hours.

For more information on the Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens, please visit www.jcconline.com/Mandel.

For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit www.jupitermed.com.

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.

About the Mandel JCC

The Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens is a 56,000 square foot community center that connects thousands of people to the Jewish community through cultural arts, classes, health and wellness, and children’s programming. The campus features a preschool and summer day camp, as well as a full-size gymnasium, an aquatics center, sports fields, gymnastics and fitness studio, reception hall, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, and space for fitness, health and wellness classes. The building is named after The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation.