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
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.