Traci Simonsen promoted to support area’s only independent, not-for-profit hospital
JUPITER, Fla. (June 20, 2023) – Jupiter Medical Center is pleased to announce that Traci Simonsen has been
promoted to Chief Philanthropy Officer of Jupiter Medical Center Foundation,
effective immediately. Simonsen joined the Foundation in June 2022 as
the Associate Vice President of Philanthropy.
Since joining Jupiter Medical Center Foundation in June 2022, Simonsen
has worked diligently to expand philanthropic avenues to increase financial
support for Jupiter Medical Center.
“Traci is a valuable addition to our philanthropy team,” said
Amit Rastogi, MD, MHCM, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “Her
passion for people and demonstrated success across multiple philanthropic
industries, including health care, the arts and higher education, make
her an asset to our team. This is an important position, as thanks to
our community, we are boldly forging the future of health care as the
leader in our region.”
Before joining Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, Simonsen was the Executive
Director of Major and Planned Gifts for Norton Healthcare and Children’s
Hospital Foundations, where she helped build one of the most successful
fundraising teams in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to moving into medical
fundraising, Simonsen worked in philanthropy at the Kentucky Center for
the Arts and the University of Louisville.
Simonsen has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from
the University of Hawaii and a master’s degree in social work from
the University of Louisville. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive
and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
“It is an honor to be promoted to a key role for Jupiter Medical
Center’s philanthropy efforts,” said Traci Simonsen, Chief
Philanthropy Officer of the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation. “Jupiter
Medical Center is providing the most exceptional care and patient experiences
in our region, and we can do more together. I look forward to working
with the community to raise funds so that our tradition of care can continue
for generations to come.”
Jupiter Medical Center is currently undergoing the most transformative
period in its history. With a focus on quality, safety and patient satisfaction,
the health care system is expanding its depth and breadth of services,
increasing its growing geographic footprint and building new alliances.
Notably, the hospital unveiled its $4 million renovation and expansion
to its emergency department earlier this year. By the end of the year,
it will open its highly anticipated Johnny and Terry Gray Surgical Institute.
The 90,000-square-foot Surgical Institute will feature 16 smart operating
rooms and two hybrid operating suites. The project met a construction
milestone in February 2023 with a celebratory topping-off ceremony, and
through the community’s generous support, more than $52 million
has been raised towards the $100 million project.
For more information about Jupiter Medical Center, visit jupitermed.com,
call 561-263-2234 or follow Jupiter Medical Center on Twitter @JupiterMedCtr
or on Facebook and Instagram @jupitermedicalcenter.
ABOUT JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER
Top 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. The only A-rated hospital
in Palm Beach County, 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’s and children’s services. For more
information about Jupiter Medical Center, please call 561-263-2200 or