JUPITER, Florida - Philanthropist and businessman Leonard Abramson, recently
made a generous donation of $10 million to establish an endowed chair
of cardiac surgery at Jupiter Medical Center. Abramson made the gift in
honor of his beloved late wife of 65 years, Madlyn.
To recognize Abramson's generous gift, the new main entrance to Jupiter
Medical Center has been named the Madlyn K. Abramson Plaza which features
a water fountain in her honor. This was not Abramson's first gift
to the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, "and I don't expect
it to be my last," said the JMC Foundation board member of more than
two decades. 'I'm very impressed with their leadership, and I'd
like to help the hospital grow."
In April of 2020, the medical center launched the Timothy and Jayne Donahue
Cardiac Surgery Program. Dr. Arthur Katz, Medical Director of Cardiac
Surgery and the current Madlyn K. Abramson Endowed Chair of Cardiac Surgery,
has performed more than 225 open heart surgeries at Jupiter Medical Center.
The additional philanthropic investment made by Abramson is enabling Jupiter
Medical Center to continue expanding the breadth of innovative cardiovascular
services to treat such conditions as valvular heart abnormalities, atrial
fibrillation and aneurysms of the aorta. Treatments include: Transcatheter
Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) for aortic stenosis, MitraClip for leaking
mitral valves, the WATCHMAN for AFib and minimally invasive cardiac surgery.
"Since the launch of our cardiac program and the addition of a minimally
invasive cardiac surgeon, Jupiter Medical Center's capabilities have
expanded to successfully treat nearly all cardiac conditions" said
Dr. Amit Rastogi, President and CEO, Jupiter Medical Center.
Dr. Katz emphasized "I am thrilled that we can now provide our patients
the full gamut of cardiovascular services offered by our nation's
top academic medical centers." Katz adds "we are honored to
welcome NYU trained Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeon, Dr. William Kokotos,
to Jupiter Medical Center's cardiac surgery program.
"Len's gift to cardiac surgery is creating a lasting legacy that
will allow cardiac patients the care they need close to home," said
Mike Morsberger, Chief Philanthropy Officer and President of Jupiter Medical
About Jupiter Medical Center Foundation
Since its founding in 1989, Jupiter Medical Center Foundation has raised
funds to support Jupiter Medical Center's mission 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 patient-centered care, cutting-edge technology,
Fundraising efforts have supported a number of major projects at Jupiter
Medical Center, including the De George Pediatric Unit, 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 the leading, not-for-profit healthcare provider in the region, Jupiter
Medical Center relies on philanthropy to maintain patients' well-being
and delivering world class healthcare. Jupiter Medical Center Foundation
is dedicated to securing this financial support to fulfill the mission
of the organization. For more information, please visit jmcfoundation.org.
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