Jupiter Medical Center Works Diligently to Address Ebola Preparedness

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

JUPITER, Fla. (October 28, 2014) – At Jupiter Medical Center, we have been working diligently to address Ebola preparedness, and have put measures in place to identify and address potential risks and respond appropriately. Our key leaders are engaged in these efforts in conjunction with local, state and federal authorities. We are extensively training and educating our team members and are prepared for any encounter with any potential Ebola exposure. We are following all current CDC recommended procedures and have obtained the necessary supplies to protect our team members and patients. As we continue to receive updates from the CDC, we will continue to update our protocols and training as required. The health of our team members, patients and community members remains our top priority

We also encourage members of our community to remember that for a majority of the population, unless you have experienced direct contact with the bodily fluids of a person infected with Ebola, the risk for contracting the disease is extremely low.

As the Ebola situation continues to evolve, our focus remains on preparing our points of care and training employees. Our team will continue to review updates from the CDC and the Florida Department of Health and we are in communication with the Palm Beach County Health Department who is managing all Ebola responses for the County.

Finally, we recommend that our neighbors do what they can to stay healthy, including:

  • Get an annual flu vaccine. While there is absolutely no connection between contracting the flu and contracting Ebola, the flu has many of the same symptoms as early symptoms of Ebola, such as fever and body aches. We provide flu shots at the Jupiter Medical Urgent Center. For more information on visiting the Center and the services we provide, please visit: http://jupitermedurgentcare.com/
  • Wash your hands.
  • Refrain from handling bodily fluids of those that are sick.

If you would like additional information on Ebola, please visit the Palm Beach County Health Department website at http://www.pbchd.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. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit www.jupitermed.com.