Jupiter Medical Center Foundation Receives $25 Million Gift

JUPITER, FLA. September 7, 2016 – Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, whose mission is to empower Jupiter Medical Center with the resources to reimagine the community’s health and wellness, announced today that it has received a $25 million dollar gift from an unnamed individual donor. The largest gift in the Foundation’s history will support the construction of a new Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Jupiter Medical Center.

“At Jupiter Medical Center, we are transforming the future of health care in our community, and we are doing this by putting patients at the center of everything we do,” said Jupiter Medical Center’s President and Chief Executive Officer John D. Couris. “This is only possible with the generous support of our donors, whose investments in Jupiter Medical Center will make an incalculable impact on our community,” explained Couris.

“This game-changing gift will allow us to offer world-class, comprehensive cancer care right here in our community. For that, we could not be more grateful,” added Foundation Board Chairman, Joe Taddeo.

The gift represents a lead contribution to the Foundation’s new $300 million dollar comprehensive campaign, Vision. Innovation. Impact. The goal of the campaign is to raise funds needed to expand access to world-class health care across the region, and to fulfill the vision outlined in Jupiter Medical Center’s aggressive strategic plan.

“We believe this incredible gift is the first of several transformational gifts to the Foundation’s new campaign,” stated Liv E. Vesely, President of the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation. “Specifically, this $25 million dollar gift, together with a previously received $5 million dollar pledge from Peter and Missy Crisp, will go toward the $50 million cost of constructing a new Comprehensive Cancer Institute. We are incredibly thankful to this donor, who recognized the critical need to bring unparalleled medical services closer to home here in Palm Beach County, and wanted to make a significant contribution to make that possible. We are now challenging the community to help us raise the remaining $20 million to build the Comprehensive Cancer Institute.”

The Institute will serve as an innovative center of excellence for cancer care and will be recognized as flagship research and treatment center for the region, offering the most advanced diagnostic services and outpatient treatment. The Institute’s unique patient-centered approach will focus on coordinating every aspect of the patient’s care, beginning the moment they walk through the door. The Institute will be at the forefront of providing world-class diagnosis, treatment and management of all types of cancer.

“At Jupiter Medical Center, we provide the most advanced cancer care by combining clinical excellence, cutting-edge technology and integrative support services, “ explained Jupiter Medical Center’s Chief of Oncology Dr. Abraham B. Schwarzberg, Chief of Oncology. “This lead gift to support cancer care will ignite our transformation from a high-quality community cancer program to a world-class regional cancer institute.”

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% 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

Since its founding in 1989, Jupiter Medical Center Foundation has empowered Jupiter Medical Center with the financial resources 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 health care through leading-edge technology, patient-centered care and enhanced facilities. The Foundation has funded a number of major projects at Jupiter Medical Center, including the De George Pediatric Unit in partnership with the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center, Anderson Family Orthopedic & Spine Program, the Frank E. and Mary D. Walsh Robotic Surgery Program, and the Florence A. De George Pavilion

As a leading not-for-profit medical provider in the region, Jupiter Medical Center relies on philanthropic gifts to maintain patient well-being and quality of care, and Jupiter Medical Center Foundation is dedicated to securing this financial support in order to fulfill the mission of the organization. For more information, please visit: www.jmcfoundation.org