DIGESTIVE HEALTH

GIVING PATIENTS REASON FOR HOPE

For many Americans, the pain and discomfort of a digestive disorder can be disruptive to their daily lives; for others, gastrointestinal disease can be crippling and even fatal.

At Jupiter Medical Center, we’re reimagining the way digestive health care is delivered so that world-class medicine, break-through diagnostic technology, and compassionate care come together to serve patients, right where you live and work. To fulfill our vision, we’re embarking on a bold $300 million comprehensive campaign, including a $5 million goal to expand our Frenchman’s Creek Center for Excellence in Digestive Health so that we can provide care for all types of gastrointestinal conditions, from inflammatory bowel disease and liver disorders to esophageal, pancreatic and bile duct diseases and all forms of gastrointestinal cancers.

By investing in our region’s health and well-being, you can help us broaden our capabilities so patients with all types of digestive conditions achieve the best possible quality of life.

“We’re focused on providing an enhanced level of integrated gastrointestinal care to our region by bringing together world-class medical expertise, advanced diagnostic technology and individualized treatment plans aimed at improving the quality of life of our patients.”
Dr. Chester J. Maxson, Medical Director, Frenchman’s Creek Center for Excellence in Digestive Health at Jupiter Medical Center

VISION

A REGIONAL DESTINATION FOR CARDIAC CARE

At Jupiter Medical Center, it has long been our goal to provide the highest-quality diagnostic care for patients with gastrointestinal conditions. With your help, Jupiter Medical Center is taking another leap forward in our quest to become a regional destination for digestive health care. We’re transforming our facilities so that we can continue to enhance our world-class, multidisciplinary, fully integrated gastrointestinal care that unites top-tier specialists in gastroenterology, general and thoracic surgery, interventional and diagnostic radiology, leading-edge endoscopy, and bariatric surgery and weight loss/nutritional expertise in one place.

This transformation includes an innovative partnership with Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and the recent accreditation of our Institute for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery program by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. It also means enhancing our facilities with state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment rooms; funding advanced technology, such as a multipurpose endoscopic ultrasound system and the SpyGlass™ DS Direct Visualization System; and purchasing additional endoscopic equipment, to serve the growing demand for diagnostic and therapeutic options for complicated gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disease in South Florida.

INNOVATION

KEEPING OUR PULSE ON LEADING-EDGE GASTROINTESTINAL CARE

Our mission is to transform the way we diagnose and treat digestive disease with one of the most technologically advanced care units in the region. That is why we were the first medical center in Florida to acquire the CONMED 3D Advanced Visualization System™, used for bariatric surgery. With your generous support, the expansion of the Frenchman’s Creek Center for Excellence in Digestive Health at Jupiter Medical Center will offer:

  • The best gastrointestinal care anywhere. Patients will benefit from an enhanced team of top-tier specialists with expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex and chronic gastrointestinal diseases at Jupiter Medical Center and through our partnership with Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.
  • Advanced technology for faster diagnosis and better outcomes, including minimally invasive surgical and nonsurgical detection tools, such as the SpyGlass™ DS Direct Visualization System to identify blockages and cancer of the bile ducts, endoscopic ultrasound to help stage cancer elsewhere in the gastrointestinal system, and high-resolution endoscopy for the diagnosis and treatment of digestive disorders, while minimizing recovery time.
  • State-of-the-art facilities that feature advanced endoscopy suites as well as enhanced gastrointestinal suites that enable surgeons and endoscopists to collaborate on multiple procedures at one time.
  • A patient-centered approach to digestive health, including early detection, minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment, disease education, dietary counseling and other support services designed to promote healthy eating habits and wellness in the community.

IMPACT

YOUR GIFT GIVES PATIENTS A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE

The expansion of the Jupiter Medical Center’s Frenchman’s Creek Center for Excellence in Digestive Health is one of the crucial ways in which we’re reimagining the way health care is delivered.

By investing in Jupiter Medical Center, you’re helping to bring world-class, comprehensive gastrointestinal expertise to our region so that patients will no longer have to travel to multiple locations to seek the care they need. Your generous gift will help us build a fully integrated system of care, where services are accessible and abundant, and where leading-edge medical innovation, top-tier medical professionals and the best multidisciplinary ideas in digestive health come together.

Most important, your contribution will make a difference by giving patients with digestive conditions the chance for a better quality of life. With your support, Jupiter Medical Center will provide world-class care for generations to come, right here in the community where you live, work and play.

1 National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
2 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2010.