JUPITER, Florida - Jupiter Medical Center and Jupiter Medical Center Foundation leadership,
along with donors, board members, world-class physicians and community
leaders, gathered for a special ribbon cutting in honor of the Johnny
and Terry Gray Surgical Institute. The celebration signified the culmination
of the highly anticipated facility, which broke ground less than two years
ago in April 2022 and is on track to open for patients after the holidays.
The 90,000-square-foot Surgical Institute features 16 smart operating rooms
to accommodate complex surgeries and two hybrid operating suites, allowing
the not-for-profit hospital’s renowned, highly-trained team of surgeons
and clinicians to offer minimally invasive surgery as well as open procedures.
Included in each of the rooms will be the latest digitally integrated
state-of-the-art equipment. Leading-edge technology will ensure that team
members can provide real-time communication to a patient’s family,
near or far.
“At Jupiter Medical Center, we are focused on growing the depth and
breadth of our services, all while continuing a strong focus on what sets
us apart – our quality, safety and patient experience,” said
Amit Rastogi, MD, MHCM, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “We
are thrilled to celebrate this milestone with our community.”
The Surgical Institute is in direct response to the significant growth
of the community. Once open, the new facility will allow more procedures,
complex cases and cutting-edge care. The expansive sterile processing
department will ensure the highest level of patient safety. This translates
to clinical excellence and better patient outcomes.
Traci Simonsen, Chief Philanthropy Officer of Jupiter Medical Center Foundation,
expressed appreciation for the donors who made the Surgical Institute
possible. She shared, “As we look ahead to the future, we know we
can do more, together. Because when it comes to the health and well-being
of this community, this work is bigger than us. Our investments today
will build a healthier future tomorrow and ensure our community continues
to have access to the highest quality health care and best patient experience
for generations to come.”
She specifically thanked those who had given significant gifts, including
Johnny and Terry Gray, who provided a transformative lead gift of $25
million to name the building, as well as The Mastroianni Family Foundation,
Michael and Elizabeth Ruane, Steven and Katherine Pinard, Joseph and Barbara
Charles, Nelson and Natalie Ferreira, Marshall and Patricia Hilsberg,
George and Kathe Damman, Peggy Katz, Joyce Fisher, Bill and Sue Ryan and
the Jupiter Medical Center Auxiliary.
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Jupiter Medical Center was founded in 1979 as a 34-bed facility treating
just 1,800 patients a year. Today, the region’s only independent,
not-for-profit health system cares for nearly 400,000 patients annually.
In 2024, it will continue growing by breaking ground on a new Patient
Care Tower. The Tower will connect to the Surgical Institute and is on
track to open in 2025.
For more information about Jupiter Medical Center or the Johnny and Terry
Gray Surgical Institute, visit jupitermed.com. Follow Jupiter Medical
Center on Facebook and Instagram @jupitermedicalcenter or on Twitter @JupiterMedCtr.
For more information about Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, visit jmcfoundation.org
or call (561) 263-5728.