JUPITER, Fla. -Today, the Jupiter Medical Center team and donors held a ceremonial ribbon
cutting to signify that the Petrocelli Emergency Center is now open. The
expansion increases the not-for-profit hospital’s emergency department
capacity by 30 percent with the addition of 11 ER rooms and eight Fast
Track bays to treat patients with non-life-threatening ailments more quickly.
The renovation and expansion features advanced clinical equipment, spacious
patient and triage areas, and expansive waiting areas for loved ones.
The center will also feature cutting-edge technology, including a dedicated
CT scanner with True Fidelity technology that utilizes Artificial Intelligence
to perform deep learning image reconstruction. The collective improvements
— additional space, innovative processes, and cutting-edge technology
— will improve quality outcomes and decrease wait times, providing
an enhanced experience for patients and their families.
“Our community is growing, and so are we,” said Amit Rastogi,
MD, MHCM, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “With the
expansion of the emergency department, we will now be able to meet the
needs of even more community members. But we didn’t just increase
capacity; we modernized our emergency department to include cutting-edge
technology and innovative processes to enhance our patients’ experiences
and improve their outcomes. We remain extremely grateful to our donors
who made this expansion possible.”
The $4 million expansion was made possible thanks to generous donations,
most notably a $3 million gift from the Attilio and Beverly Petrocelli
Foundation and a $1 million gift from Joyce C. Fisher.
Before this expansion, Jupiter Medical Center’s emergency department
was last renovated over 15 years ago when the hospital was accommodating
only 21,000 emergency department patient visits per year. In 2022, Jupiter
Medical Center saw more than 45,000 emergency department visits, and with
this expansion, leadership expects that number will only continue to grow.
“We are seeing more patients than ever before in our emergency department,”
said Vishal Gulati, MD, Medical Director of Emergency Medicine. “Jupiter
has traditionally been very seasonal, with visits from northern residents
peaking during the winter months. However, the population is now changing,
resulting in regular visits throughout the year. The modernization of
our emergency department will help our world-class physicians to better
address the needs of our growing community. No one wants an emergency,
but when it happens, it is reassuring to know that quality care is close
The emergency department expansion is one of several construction projects
currently underway at the area’s only not-for-profit hospital. Last
year, Jupiter Medical Center broke ground on a $100 million Surgical Institute.
The 90,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will feature 16 smart
operating rooms and two hybrid operating suites. Plans are also underway
for a new patient tower, which will add approximately 100 inpatient beds,
as well as a parking pavilion.
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, call 561-263-2234 or follow Jupiter Medical Center on Twitter @JupiterMedCtr
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ABOUT JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER
Highly rated in the region for quality, safety and patient experience,
Jupiter Medical Center is the leading destination for world-class health
care in Palm Beach County and across the Treasure Coast. Jupiter Medical
Center’s state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies
enable its award-winning physicians to provide a comprehensive continuum
of inpatient and outpatient health care services. Jupiter Medical Center’s
specialty centers of excellence include: orthopedics, comprehensive cancer
care, cardiovascular care, neurosciences, and women and children’s
services. For more information about Jupiter Medical Center, please call
561-263-2200 or visit