Jupiter Medical Center Launches Historic $300M Fundraising Campaign To Support Long-term Strategic Plan

JUPITER, FLA. (March 7, 2016) — On Thursday, February 25th over 400 members of the Jupiter community experienced a sneak peek into the future of Jupiter Medical Center as they launched the historic campaign – Vision. Innovation. Impact. This aggressive campaign will support Jupiter Medical Center’s strategic vision to transform the face of healthcare in the region with state-of-the-art technology, facilities, top-notch physicians, clinical research and more.

Jupiter Medical Center CEO and President, John Couris shared with the community three virtual tours featuring the future state-of-the-art Comprehensive Stroke Center, Comprehensive Cancer Institute and the new Surgical Pavilion. In his remarks, John Couris posed and answered the question on everyone’s mind, “Why the transformation now? Because our population is growing, birthrates are increasing, more families with children are moving to the area expecting to have world-class pediatric care and residents are staying longer and expect us to manage their healthcare – regardless of complexity.” Joe Taddeo, Chairman of the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation Board reinforced Couris’s message by reminding everyone, “it’s not a matter of ‘if’ you will need Jupiter Medical Center, it is a matter of ‘when’.”

John Couris was also joined on stage by Marty Dytrych, Chairman of the Board, Jupiter Medical Center; Dr. Anthony Addesa, Medical Director, Radiation Oncology; Dr. Lee Fox, Chief of Radiology; Dr. Gonzalo Loveday, Chief of Cardiology, Mount Sinai Heart New York at Jupiter Medical Center, and Liv Vesely, President of Jupiter Medical Center Foundation.

The presentation included a very touching patient testimonial video featuring lung cancer survivor, Harold “Bud” Stambaugh followed by Liv Vesely who shared a very heartfelt thank you to the hospital’s most philanthropic donors and closed with the charge to everyone, “together – with your support – I have no doubt that we will transform healthcare in our region.” The remarks ended with a champagne toast led by John Couris to officially kick of the Launch. The beautiful evening was generously underwritten by Sheridan – Performance-Driven Physician Services.

About Jupiter Medical Center

A not-for-profit 327-bed regional medical center consisting of 207 private acute-care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center is reimagining how to restore the community’s health and wellness. Award-winning physicians, world-class partnerships and innovative techniques and technology enable Jupiter Medical Center to provide a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in cardiology, oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health, emergency services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health.

Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,500 team members, 575 physicians and 640 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center continues to perform in the top 10 percent of hospitals for patient quality and satisfaction. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call 561-263-2234 or visit Jupitermed.com.

About Jupiter Medical Center Foundation
The Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, the fundraising arm of Jupiter Medical Center, is dedicated to obtaining philanthropic resources to fulfill the critical health care needs of our rapidly growing community. Revenues generated through tax-deductible contributions are reinvested in Jupiter Medical Center for new technologies, innovative programming, and sophisticated outreach and enhanced facilities to sustain a healthy community.