A NEW GENERATION IN SURGICAL CARE
As the outstanding medical resource for the region, Jupiter Medical Center
is leading the way in healthcare innovations. Community-focused and regionally
responsive, we provide patients with the beneficial impacts of cutting-edge
technology and the highest quality in clinical care.
Nowhere is our vision more apparent than in our plans for a new, 90,000+
square-foot Surgical Institute. In response to growing regional demands,
and our mission to provide world-class, comprehensive and advanced surgical
care, we are planning to build 16 state-of-the-art operating rooms and
two hybrid operating rooms in a dedicated facility slated to open in late 2024.
Since our current surgery suites were built in 1995, substantial strides
have been made in medical science. New technologies and techniques have
resulted in safer surgeries, better outcomes, less invasive methods and
shorter hospital stays. Our highly trained surgeons are now experts in
robotic surgery, performing complex procedures with more precision than
was possible in the past.
The Institute’s operating rooms will combine traditional surgery
with image-guided interventional capabilities to create “operating
rooms of the future.” Surgeons, radiologists and other medical providers
will come together to perform sophisticated procedures with the advantage
of real-time consultations.
To increase productivity in the surgical environment, we are creating anesthesia
workrooms, multiple nurses’ stations, staff offices and a physicians’
lounge. Private consultation rooms and other comfortable areas for preoperative
and postoperative meetings will further elevate the patient experience.
Jupiter Medical Center’s reputation for quality care is part of what
attracts world-class surgeons. Thus, the Institute will include a spacious,
dedicated physicians’ lounge with large windows for natural light,
seating areas conducive to collaboration and a private dictation room,
along with kitchen space and a quiet lounge area.
Patients, families and friends will also benefit from an enhanced experience
with attention to every detail. Families and friends will have access
to outdoor spaces with a terrace adjacent to the second floor waiting
room, along with a dedicated discharge area leading to covered parking
for privacy and ease. Caregivers, staff and vendors will enter the Surgical
Institute from dedicated entrances to keep the busy operations of the
surgery department out of sight from patients and families.
OPERATING ROOMS OF THE FUTURE
Jupiter Medical Center is at the forefront of technology, surgical procedures
and multidisciplinary care. Now, with the new Surgical Institute, we are
expanding our infrastructure with 18 operating rooms.
Operating room design will incorporate the latest technologies and research,
focused on preventing surgical infections. From built-in sterilization
lighting and hands-free door operators, to leading-edge ventilation design,
infection control is incorporated into every design consideration.
Integrating advanced surgical, imaging and information technology, the
new Surgical Institute will utilize the latest in multilocation data collection
to consolidate patient information and make it immediately available to
a surgeon. Physicians will be able to access patient images during surgery
and transmit images from the operating room to specialists for real-time
New functionality also makes it possible to perform 3D image-guided surgery,
which aids the surgeon in visualization, enhances communication, and helps
track and anticipate events. With larger operating rooms, physicians and
other medical providers can move around the space, merging their expertise
with ease and sharing precise details and real-time input.
Having a dedicated Surgical Institute allows our physicians to implement
preoperative and postoperative standardized care with nursing staff experienced
in taking care of surgical patients. In addition, our live video feed
capabilities will support two-way teaching and put Jupiter Medical Center
at the forefront of technology assisted, experiential learning.
THE NEW HYBRID OPERATING ROOMS
With an increased focus on team-based medicine and the introduction of
leading-edge technology, Jupiter Medical Center’s new surgical suites
will include two, state-of-the-art hybrid operating rooms.
Hybrid operating rooms allow for the combination of advanced image-guided
surgery with open procedures. Additionally, if the need arises to convert
a minimally invasive surgery to an open procedure, these spaces are conducive
to a smooth transition to an open procedure by providing all the necessary
capability and personnel in one space. The estimated 1,000-square-foot
hybrid ORs, bring together surgeons, radiologists and others to tackle
complex medical issues with minimally invasive procedures, in turn, reducing
risks and delays, while improving patient safety and, ultimately, reducing
costs. Patients typically experience a shorter recovery time following
a procedure in a hybrid OR due to less stress from multiple surgeries.
In the hybrid OR, surgeons can perform complex cardiovascular, neurological,
thoracic and orthopedic surgeries, with the number of procedures growing rapidly.
Our new Surgical Institute will enhance patient safety and privacy with
the addition of a dedicated waiting area that will triple the amount of
space currently available for families and loved ones. The waiting area
will also include new patient-focused technology with up-to-the-minute
information on where a patient is in the clinical process, while protecting
NEW STERILE PROCESSING DEPARTMENT AND INFECTION CONTROL
The Sterile Processing Department (SPD) is an integral function of Jupiter
Medical Center’s Surgical Services. The SPD is responsible for the
cleaning, assembly and sterilization of surgical instruments, inventory
management of surgical instruments and surgical supplies, and vendor-provided
implant and surgical instrument coordination, as well as picking the supplies
for surgical case carts.
The newly planned Surgical Institute will provide a brand-new SPD that
is designed to quadruple in functional square footage from approximately
1,200 feet to more than 5,000 feet. This will provide surgical services
the space needed for current and future operational demands. The additional
space will be outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment for best practice
processing of minimally invasive surgical instrumentation. This expanded
space and equipment will provide the ability for faster instrument cleaning
and sterilization time, leading to increased access of surgical instrument
Infection prevention is a key component to the success of Jupiter Medical
Center’s Surgical Services department. The new department will enhance
these processes by having the space to employ more automated and mechanical
cleaning processes such as conveyor systems, ultrasonic decontaminators,
standardized workstations and improved storage capacity. Additionally,
the new SPD will provide enhanced flow of biohazardous waste via dedicated
material flow pathways, including dedicated dirty and clean elevators.
Waste storage and disposal will occur in the SPD, clearly separate from
the surgical suites, thus further reducing infection risks.