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PEDIATRIC CARE

Jupiter Medical Center is committed to providing children with expert, compassionate care in a convenient, childfriendly setting. Our pediatric services have made extraordinary progress in recent years, and we are just getting started. In January 2016, we opened the De George Pediatric Unit, made possible by lead gifts from the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and the Lawrence J. and Florence A. De George Charitable Trust. This 12-bed, child-friendly, pediatric inpatient unit features two technologically advanced pediatric surgery suites, and was designed to help children feel safe and relaxed.

Since the opening of our inpatient pediatric unit, we have experienced a 30 percent increase in pediatric emergency room visits. To meet this demand and continue with our mission of advancing top-quality pediatric care in our region, we have embarked on a dedicated, pediatric emergency department. The 6,300-square-foot Mastroianni Family Pediatric Emergency Department opening in April 2019 will give our families with young children their own dedicated waiting area, pediatric triage rooms, and eight pediatric treatment rooms, including one isolation room, in a kid-friendly environment to reduce anxiety.

For our families whose infants require a higher level of specialized care, a 16-bed, Level II, De George Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), outfitted with advanced monitoring, imaging and respiratory technologies, is set to open in September 2019.

Having these facilities so close to home will give parents much-needed peace of mind knowing pediatricians trained in emergency medicine are on-site 24/7, and an expert team of pediatric subspecialists in areas such as gastroenterology, cardiology, hematology/oncology, neurology, orthopedics, pulmonology, and general surgery, along with pediatric-trained nurses and a child-life specialist, are available when children are in need of nothing but the best medical treatment.

CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE

Expansion of our pediatric services into a full-featured Children’s Institute will make our unique region a healthy, vibrant place for all—including our youngest, most vulnerable residents. In an attempt to strategically and proactively prepare for what the future holds, the Children’s Institute at Jupiter Medical Center will be positioned as a leading program in Palm Beach and Martin counties, with the addition of a number of critical components such as services, medical staff and technology, including:

PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (PICU)

The next logical progression in building a thriving pediatric program is the addition of a PICU that provides sick children with the highest level of medical care, and utilizes intensive nursing care and therapies that require continuous monitoring for the sickest children cared for by Pediatric Intensivists.

Patients in the PICU might include those with severe pulmonary problems such as asthma, serious infections, certain heart conditions and some complications of diabetes. When necessary, pediatric patients may be transferred to the PICU if they become more acutely ill or need additional care following surgery.

ADVANCED PEDIATRIC CARE

With the addition of the pediatric emergency department and Level II NICU, Jupiter Medical Center will need to continue to expand pediatric services to meet the rising demand for treatment of more complex diseases and injuries in children and young adults.

Neurology is an area of particularity high demand in pediatrics. Pediatric Neurologists treat children with a wide variety of neurological conditions such as epilepsy, brain tumors, stroke, and genetic conditions, along with the side effects often associated with them; including headaches, and behavioral and developmental disorders.

Treatment in pediatrics often requires ongoing care, close follow-up, and a multidisciplinary team approach that includes pediatricians or other primary care doctors, therapists and specialists. Each one of these areas will require the recruitment of additional, world-class medical professionals who are highly specialized in their respective area of expertise.

  • $22 Million

    FUNDRAISING GOAL FOR CHILDREN'S CARE

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