JUPITER, Fla. – Leaders and administrators at Jupiter Medical Center realize that nurses
play a critical role in every patient’s treatment, recovery and
ongoing health. As part of the hospital’s strategy to deliver an
enhanced patient experience through relationship-based care, Jupiter Medical
Center hosted the first annual “State of Nursing” meeting.
On Thursday, February 14, deans and program directors from nursing schools
across the region gathered at Jupiter Medical Center for a summit to build
the relationship between academic institutions and the practice environment,
and to create a blueprint for the future of nursing.
“We need to build a new generation of nurses who are prepared for
challenges and have the skills of empathy, critical thinking and resilience,”
said Dr. Joanne Miller, Chief Nursing Officer at Jupiter Medical Center.
“If we can incorporate teaching these techniques into the curriculum
and residency programs, we will create a win for everyone – the
patients, the nurses, the medical staff and the hospitals.”
Representatives from South University, Florida Atlantic University, Keiser
University and Palm Beach Atlantic University learned about opportunities
for their institutions to collaborate with Jupiter Medical Center through
its summer extern program, undergraduate and graduate practicums, and
adjunct faculty programs. The breakfast meeting also gave program coordinators
a chance to discover the caliber of services and staff at Jupiter Medical
Center, and hear about advances the hospital has made to provide world-class
health care for residents in South Florida.
Jupiter Medical Center’s $300 million Vision. Innovation. Impact.
Campaign has allowed the hospital to develop and launch a Comprehensive
Stroke Center, the De George Pediatric Unit, and the newly opened James
J. Felcyn & Louise Brien Felcyn Observation Unit, as well as plan
for future development.
“These expansions not only serve our patients, they also offer recent
graduates and established nurses more career choices,” said Dr.
Carol Milliken, Director of Excellence in Nursing Professional Practice
and Education at Jupiter Medical Center. “Nurses seeking competitive
careers at medical centers that offer highly specialized care supported
by leading-edge technology, don’t have to look outside of Palm Beach
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Photo Credit: Erica Dunhill Photography
Photo 1: State of Nursing Meeting
Photo 2: Dr. Joanne Miller, Dr. Carol Milliken
Photo 3: Jessica Upthegrove, Nadine Phillips
Photo 4: Dr. Ronald Biron, Megan Hamric
Photo 5: April Okerson
Photo 6: Christine Conti
Photo 7: Karin Hudson, Betsy Heartfield, Fred Mollica
Photo 8: Roanna Kingman
Photo 9: Dr. Joanne Miller, Debra Gatson-Caruth, Dr. Debbie Simmons
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
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