JUPITER, Florida – Jupiter Medical Center Foundation announced a $5 million gift from retired
Sprint Nextel executive Tim Donahue and his wife, Jayne Donahue, to support
the hospital's ambitious $300 million “Vision. Innovation. Impact.” campaign. The Donahue’s generous pledge will support Jupiter
Medical Center’s aggressive move toward open heart surgery by Fall
2018. Their gift will be recognized as the
Timothy and Jayne Donahue Cardiac Surgery Program at Jupiter Medical Center.
Jupiter Medical Center – currently a Center of Excellence in cardiac
care – has invested heavily in expanding its interventional cardiac
capabilities over the past three years. Since 2015, the hospital has forged
an innovative clinical partnership with Mount Sinai Heart New York and
added two interventional cardiac catheterization labs for procedures such
as balloon angioplasty and coronary stents, increasing by 300 percent
the number of coronary interventions Jupiter Medical Center performs.
By April 2017 the hospital had achieved the 1,100 procedural volumes required
for open heart attestation by the State of Florida. The next critical
step is becoming a Level II Cardiac Surgery Program.
“Since our arrival in Palm Beach County, Jayne and I have been impressed
with Jupiter Medical Center’s phenomenal growth and outstanding
services. The fact that Jupiter Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital
dedicated to serving the community has always appealed to us. To us, the
new Cardiac Surgery Program is yet another step in the continuation of
providing those with cardiac issues state-of-the-art care in a patient-first
environment that is the hallmark of Jupiter Medical Center,” said
This generous gift from the Donahues jump-starts a $10 million fundraising
goal for the Cardiac Surgery Program, which will allow the hospital to
deliver the most advanced cardiac procedures for patients with heart and
vascular disease just minutes from their doorsteps. Already recognized
among the top 10 percent in the U.S. for medical excellence in cardiac
care, Jupiter Medical Center will soon be able to perform more advanced
cardiac procedures, including cardiac bypass, valve replacement, and repairs,
as well as advanced interventional procedures such as transcatheter aortic
valve replacement, advanced ablations for atrial fibrillation, and open
New operating rooms, technology, labs, and more will make the Cardiac Surgery
Program “open-heart ready.” “Our goal is to improve
the high level of cardiac care we already offer at Jupiter Medical Center,”
said Dr. Gonzalo J. Loveday, medical director, Mount Sinai Heart New York
at Jupiter Medical Center. “It’s crucial to have top-quality
cardiac care minutes from home, when seconds really count."
Jupiter Medical Center’s affiliation with Mount Sinai New York encompasses
all areas of cardiac care: wellness and preventive cardiology, non-invasive
diagnostics, interventional cardiology, congestive heart failure, cardiac
rehabilitation, electrophysiology, research and education, and the seamless
continuity of care.
“Jupiter Medical Center is focused on building a world-class cardiac
program with the best physicians, surgeons and technology,” said
Liv Vesely, president of the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation. “Thanks
to the generosity of the Donahues, we are thrilled to be able to invest
even more in developing a robust cardiovascular program that includes
open heart surgery.”
Known for their support of many philanthropic causes, the Donahues have
given to a number of other non-profit organizations and charities. Most
recently they were recognized in 2017 for their ongoing support of Adopt-A-Family
of the Palm Beaches. Tim Donahue serves on the Boards of Directors for
NVR Inc. He also sits on the boards of UCT Coatings Inc., where he is
chair, Ligado Networks and Radius Networks. Prior board service includes
ADT Corporation, John Carroll University, Tyco International Ltd., Covidien
Ltd. and the Eastman Kodak Company. He was named an Ernst & Young
Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003.
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
Medical Center, including the De George Pediatric Unit in partnership with
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center,
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, with 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 1,800 team members,
615 physicians and 640 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center continues to
perform in the top 10 percent of hospitals for patient quality and satisfaction.
For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call 561-263-2234
or visit jupitermed.com.