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.