JUPITER, Fla. – The Auxiliary of Jupiter Medical Center made a $1 million gift to support
the new Anderson Family Cancer Institute which will begin construction
in early 2018.
The Auxiliary is comprised of more than 600 volunteers who provide invaluable
support including managing the hospital’s gift shop and off-campus
thrift shop. Proceeds and donations from these sources are what allowed
the Auxiliary to raise the $1M gift which will be recognized with the
naming of the oncology boutique within the Cancer Institute.
While many retirees enjoy plenty of well-earned relaxation, others choose
to spend their time volunteering. That’s the case for 73-year-old
Penny Heidtke, President of Jupiter Medical Center Auxiliary. “At
my age, you’re not really interested in going back to work, so volunteering
is really a great way to spend your time. I was a patient at Jupiter Medical
Center and had wonderful experiences with the volunteers. At that time,
I realized I wanted to be part of the Auxiliary,” Heidtke said.
The Anderson Family Cancer Institute, a 55,000 square foot world-class
research and cancer treatment center, where the boutique will be located
will provide cancer patients with essential and common needs such as wig
fittings and prostheses by trained professionals. “We are a not-for-profit
medical center, with the generosity of our donors, including our very
own Auxiliary, we are able to provide truly world class care,” said
Liv Vesely, President, Jupiter Medical Center Foundation.
The Institute was made possible, in part, by a $25 million-dollar gift
- the largest single gift in the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation’s
history - from the Anderson Family Charitable Fund along with a $5 million-dollar
contribution from Peter and Missy Crisp. Upon completion, the $50 million
Institute will serve as an innovative center of excellence for cancer
care and will be recognized as a leading research and treatment center
for the region, offering the most advanced diagnostic services and outpatient
treatment. The Institute’s unique patient-centered approach will
focus on coordinating every aspect of the patient’s care, beginning
the moment they walk through the door. The Institute will be at the forefront
of providing world-class diagnosis, treatment and management of all types
of cancer, and is expected to draw patients from across the United States
and the Caribbean.
For more information about giving opportunities at Anderson Family Cancer
Institute, please visit jmcfoundation.org or call 561-263-5728.
About Jupiter Medical Center Foundation
Since its founding in 1989, Jupiter Medical Center Foundation has empowered
Jupiter Medical Center with the financial resources to reimagine the delivery
of health and wellness to the region. Jupiter Medical Center Foundation,
together with Jupiter Medical Center, is committed to transforming regional
health care through leading-edge technology, patient-centered care and
enhanced facilities. The Foundation has funded a number of major projects
at Jupiter Medical Center, including the De George Pediatric Unit in partnership
with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the Margaret W. Niedland Breast
Center, The Anderson Family Orthopedic & Spine Center, the Frank E.
and Mary D. Walsh Robotic Surgery Program, and the Florence A. De George Pavilion.
As a leading, not-for-profit medical provider in the region, Jupiter Medical
Center relies on philanthropic gifts to maintain patients’ well-being
and quality of care, and Jupiter Medical Center Foundation is dedicated
to securing this financial support in order to fulfill the mission of
the organization. For more information, please visit jmcfoundation.org.
About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit, 327-bed, regional medical center, consisting of 207 private
acute-care hospital beds, and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation
and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center is reimagining how to restore
the community’s health and wellness. Award-winning physicians, world-class
partnerships, and innovative techniques and technology enable Jupiter
Medical Center to provide a broad range of services with specialty concentrations
in cardiology, oncology, imaging, orthopedics and spine, digestive health,
emergency and pediatric services, lung and thoracic, women’s health,
weight management and men’s health.
Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,600 team members,
615 physicians and 640 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center continues to
perform in the top 10% of hospitals for patient quality and satisfaction.
For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call 561-263-2234
or visit jupitermedcom.