Jupiter, Fla. (April 22, 2021) – Opened in late 2019, the De George Level II Neonatal Intensive
Care Unit (NICU) will soon see a program expansion so that Jupiter Medical
Center, in partnership with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, can care
for smaller, more vulnerable newborns. Thanks to a generous $1 million
gift from The Frank DiMino Family Foundation, Jupiter Medical Center will
bolster its programs to care for babies as small as 2.2 pounds.
“We are incredibly grateful for the support from the Frank DiMino
Family Foundation,” said Dr. Amit Rastogi, president and CEO of
Jupiter Medical Center. “Their generous gift enables us to increase
the acuity of care for premature newborns and will change lives in our
Over the past decade, Jupiter Medical Center, in collaboration with Nicklaus
Children’s Hospital, has invested heavily in expanding its NICU.
The Frank DiMino Family Foundation’s contribution allows the hospital
to build out additional, postpartum and antepartum space. The gift also
paves the way for increasing subspecialty coverage, and allows Jupiter
Medical Center to add a nurse educator to offer nurses PICC certification
and to provide support staff with special training. Additionally, the
hospital will use the funds to hire an in-house laborist to assist mothers
in emergencies when their OB/GYN is enroute to the hospital.
“We are honored to work with Jupiter Medical Center to give newborns
and their families access to the best possible care close to home,”
said Frank DiMino. These funds will go directly toward providing more
life-changing programs and services to support those in need, and ensure
they receive quality health care.
The neonatal intensive care unit at Jupiter Medical Center cares for babies
that are born prematurely and are of extremely low weight, go through
a difficult delivery, or have congenital defects or illnesses that require
care in a NICU immediately after birth.
“Expanding our NICU programs is critical to meeting the demands of
families in our community,” said Rastogi. “It’s crucial
to have a top-quality NICU minutes from home when seconds really count.
Since we opened the NICU in 2019, we have cared for nearly 250 babies
and their families.”
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
healthcare 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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