JUPITER, Florida – March 19, 2018 – Jupiter Medical Center
Foundation announced a $1.5 million gift from the Frenchman’s Creek
Men’s Health Day Golf Tournament to support the Anderson Family
Cancer Institute at Jupiter Medical Center.
This generous donation will be recognized with the naming of the Frenchman’s
Creek Physicians Specialists Waiting Area located on the second floor
of the cancer institute, where patients will meet specialist and subspecialist
in areas ranging from breast and lung cancer to skin and gynecological
cancers. Construction of the $50 million institute, slated to begin this
month, will bring leading-edge cancer care and research under one roof.
For the past eight years, the Frenchman’s Creek Men’s Health
Day event, organized by a committee of members from Frenchman’s
Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, has donated the
proceeds from its annual golf tournament to Jupiter Medical Center.
“We have tremendous support within the community for Jupiter Medical
Center. It’s a great hospital, and we’re just delighted to
be associated with it,” said Bernie Herman, co-chair of the Men’s
Health Day Committee. “The event started 10 years ago because one
of our members, Steve Weinberg, suggested that we do something for men’s
health and, more specifically, for prostate cancer. The first two years
we supported Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. After that, we considered it
more appropriate to support the local hospital.”
“We really came to believe in the mission that Jupiter Medical Center
had established and the seriousness with which they dealt with medicine
in our region,” added Steve Weinberg, the event’s founder
The Men’s Health Day Golf Tournament, which now brings in more than
$350,000 annually, celebrated its 10th anniversary this past December
13 with approximately 200 participating golfers and an increase in contributors.
The $380,000 raised in 2017 will go toward Frenchman’s Creek’s
$1.5 million pledge to the Anderson Family Cancer Institute.
“Every year, we’ve been more successful than the year before.
Hopefully, that trend will continue,” said Herman, who has co-chaired
the event since its founding with fellow committee members Weinberg and
A few years ago, according to Weinberg, the committee began making multiyear
commitments to support Jupiter Medical Center’s ambitious strategic
projects such as the Anderson Family Cancer Institute. Frenchman’s
Creek’s previous multiyear commitments have gone toward the creation
of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, and the Frenchman’s Creek
Center for Digestive Excellence, which opened last spring.
“There’s an old cliché that says you can’t have
a strong community without a strong hospital,” said Weinberg. “We
think Jupiter Medical Center is that strong hospital. They’re the
real deal, and we’re happy to partner with them.”
The Frenchman’s Creek Men’s Health Day Golf Tournament will
continue to help Jupiter Medical Center advance its excellence in cancer care.
“The construction of the Anderson Family Cancer Institute will ignite
Jupiter Medical Center’s transformation from a high-quality community
cancer program to a world-class, regional cancer institute,” explained
Jupiter Medical Center’s new President and CEO, Don McKenna. “The
institute will allow us to provide the highest quality comprehensive cancer
care in an environment that harnesses technological innovation and leading
clinical practices in order to focus on the total health and well-being
of the patients we serve.”
The institute will also help facilitate a collaborative approach to patient
care. It will house physician offices with the goal of bringing the entire
treatment team under one roof. Cancer is a multidisciplinary disease,
requiring the input of a team of specialists from medical oncologists
to radiation and surgical oncologists.
“This magnificent facility is being made possible by visionary lead
gifts and the generous support of Jupiter Medical Center’s many
champions and friends,” said Liv Vesely, President of the Jupiter
Medical Center Foundation. “We are so fortunate to have the longstanding
support of the residents of Frenchman’s Creek. We appreciate that
these dedicated philanthropists recognize the importance of supporting
world-class cancer care in our region.”
To date, the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation has raised more than $42
million of the $50 million needed to complete the state-of-the-art facility.
Funds raised to support the Cancer Institute represent contributions to
the Foundation’s $300 million comprehensive campaign,
Vision. Innovation. Impact. The goal of the campaign is to raise the money needed to expand access
to world-class health care across the region, and to fulfill the vision
outlined in Jupiter Medical Center’s strategic plan.
For more information on naming opportunities, visit jmcfoundation.org.
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 system of care consisting of a 327-bed, regional medical
center, as well as a wide array of outpatient facilities and services,
long-term care, subacute rehabilitation, hospice, and urgent care facilities.
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 & spine, digestive health, emergency and pediatric services,
lung & thoracic care, women’s health, weight management and
Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,650 team members,
637 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.