Jupiter Medical Center Achieves Joint Commission Certification For Spine Program

JUPITER, FLA. (August 8, 2016) - Jupiter Medical Center today announced that its spine surgery program achieved certification by the Joint Commission, the nation’s leading health care accreditation and certification organization. Jupiter Medical Center is a Joint Commission accredited hospital and has received certification from the Joint Commission in hip joint replacement, knee joint replacement, shoulder joint replacement, and now spine surgery. The Anderson Family Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence at Jupiter Medical Center is the only program in South Florida to hold four orthopedic certifications from the Joint Commission. Patients have a choice when deciding where to go for their orthopedic and spine surgery and they seek out the highest quality care. The fact that one medical center is certified for excellence in all of these disciplines is unique and invaluable to the community.

“On behalf of the Jupiter Medical Center team, I am proud of this certification from the Joint Commission for our spine surgery program,” said John Couris, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center, “It is a testament to the fact that we have higher standards. Due to the unwavering commitment of our physicians and staff, we continue to achieve remarkable health and wellness outcomes for our community members.”

When assessing an institution, the Joint Commission looks into the quality of patient care and performance on a set of objective standards developed using input from consumers, government agencies, health care professionals, providers and employers. Accreditation as a hospital and certification for programs by The Joint Commission demonstrates that Jupiter Medical Center has achieved, and in many cases exceeded, world-class standards for safe and effective care.

Jupiter Medical Center’s spine surgery program is part of the Anderson Family Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence. The physicians who make up the Center are highly skilled in the treatment of a wide variety of spine injuries and conditions, including spinal cord compression, adult scoliosis and spondylolisthesis. Their specialties include minimally invasive techniques, innovative reconstructive procedures and even complex revision surgery for failed spinal procedures.

Another key to the program’s quality is the unique continuum of services Jupiter Medical Center provides orthopedic patients. The Medical Center is able to offer a dedicated orthopedic patient navigator, “prehabilitation” or strength training and education before surgery, inpatient rehabilitation as well as outpatient physical therapy, and even home care services. The orthopedic patient navigator is particularly important, in that the navigator ensures that the patient finds the right doctor, receives coordinated care from all of the members of the Medical Center team, and keeps family and loved ones up to date on progress.

“This certification with the Joint Commission demonstrates yet another way we are reimagining health care in our community,” stated S. Raymond Golish, MD, Ph.D, medical director of spine surgery at Jupiter Medical Center. “Our team includes the best surgeons, nurses, rehabilitation therapists, anesthesiologists, and pain management specialists that South Florida has to offer. With state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive treatments, we get our patients back to everyday life as fast as possible.”

The Anderson Family Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence is located in the new Florence A. De George Pavilion on Jupiter Medical Center’s campus. The specialized unit provides patients with seamless continuity of care. Patients transition from surgery to recovery and rehabilitation all in one integrated unit on the second floor of the Pavilion. Bringing the entire multidisciplinary team together in one comprehensive unit enables greater collaboration in the care of patients.

The Center is equipped with:

  • Surgical suites with the most advanced technology for minimally invasive surgery
  • 30 private patient rooms
  • State-of-the-art gym for rehabilitation therapy
  • Spacious patient and family dining room

About Jupiter Medical Center

A not-for-profit 327-bed regional medical center consisting of 207 private acute-care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center is reimagining how to restore the community’s health and wellness. Award-winning physicians, world-class partnerships and innovative techniques and technology enable Jupiter Medical Center to provide a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in cardiology, oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health, emergency services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health.

Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,600 team members, 600 physicians and 640 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center continues to perform in the top 10 percent of hospitals for patient quality and satisfaction. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call 561-263-2234 or visit Jupitermed.com.

The Joint Commission

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.