For the second year in a row, Jupiter Medical Center has been recognized as “Best Hospital” and “Best Place to Have a Baby” in The Palm Beach Post’s 2020 Best of Palm Beach Countyawards. Jupiter Medical Center also received an additional accolade in a new awards category for 2020, “Best Emergency Room (ER).”
More than 270,000 votes were cast by readers of The Palm Beach Post to select the 2020 award winners.
“We are thrilled that the residents of our Palm Beach County have chosen to show their appreciation for Jupiter Medical Center and the world-class care provided by our team members,” said Dr. Amit Rastogi, president and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “Patients and consumers have a lot of choices for health care in Palm Beach County and throughout the Treasure Coast. We are honored to be singled out by them as the ‘Best Hospital,’ ‘Best Place to Have a Baby,’ and ‘Best Emergency Room (ER).’ We appreciate the trust our community has placed in us.”
Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed by an experienced team dedicated to providing clinical excellence and cultivating a culture of compassion, Jupiter Medical Center consistently has the highest patient satisfaction scores in the region. The Best of Palm Beach County awards follow several national recognitions Jupiter Medical Center has recently received. Jupiter Medical Center is the only hospital in Palm Beach County to receive a 4-star quality and safety rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Leapfrog Group has also named Jupiter Medical Center a “Top Hospital,” placing Jupiter Medical Center in the top 6 percent of hospitals nationwide.
Jupiter Medical Center continues to significantly expand treatment options for patients with the recently announced affiliation between the Anderson Family Cancer Institute and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, providing residents of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast with seamless access to groundbreaking cancer treatments.
“Best Place to Have a Baby”
Each year, more than 1,600 babies are delivered in Jupiter Medical Center’s Florence A. De George Children & Women’s Services Obstetrics Unit. The unit recently added the Level II De George Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which is equipped to care for babies born as early as 32 weeks.
“Our obstetrics unit is staffed by experienced neonatal specialists and equipped with the latest technology to ensure mom, baby, and family are thriving before, during and after delivery,” said Pam Canter, interim chief nursing officer. “And with the addition of our new NICU, we now have the ability to care for preemies or seriously ill newborns who require a higher level of specialized attention.”
“Best Emergency Room”
Jupiter Medical Center’s emergency department is ready 24/7 to provide life-saving care to patients with critical conditions and other urgent medical issues. In 2019, Jupiter Medical Center expanded our specialized pediatric emergency capabilities with the opening of the Mastroianni Family Pediatric Emergency Department. This dedicated, child-friendly space has eight beds and is designed to be calming and reassuring to younger patients.
“Last year, we saw nearly 40,000 visits to the emergency department at Jupiter Medical Center,” said Carol Milliken, director of the emergency department. “The addition of the Mastroianni Family Pediatric Emergency Department allows us to provide our young patients with their own waiting area, triage rooms and treatment rooms, where they are cared for by our pediatric emergency teams.”
“2020 is a time of historic growth and development for Jupiter Medical Center,” added Dr. Rastogi. “We are introducing groundbreaking new treatments and capabilities to the residents of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, as we continue our evolution to becoming a regional health care destination. Being recognized by the community we serve for our unwavering commitment to excellence, quality and patient experience is truly gratifying.”
About Jupiter Medical Center
Ranked #1 for quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction, Jupiter Medical Center is the leading destination for world-class health care in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. In 2019, The Leapfrog Group named Jupiter Medical Center a “Top Hospital,” a distinction earned by only 6 percent of hospitals nationwide. Jupiter Medical Center is also the only hospital in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties to receive a 4-star quality and safety rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Outstanding physicians, state-of-the-art facilities, innovative techniques and a commitment to serving the community enable Jupiter Medical Center to meet a broad range of patient needs. The region’s only independent, not-for-profit hospital, Jupiter Medical Center offers specialty concentrations in orthopedics and spine care; cancer care and oncology; cardiac and vascular care; neuroscience and stroke care; women’s and children’s services; urgent care; and other key areas. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2200 or visit jupitermed.com.