JUPITER, Fla. – December 7, 2017 – Jupiter Medical Center Foundation announced today a $5 million gift from an anonymous donor that will help the hospital become a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center. This gift will enable Jupiter Medical Center to provide world-class stroke care close to home when seconds count. Jupiter Medical Center also has recruited Jennifer Buczyner, MD, a board-certified neurologist, as the medical director to lead the stroke program.
“This gift, along with the arrival of Dr. Jennifer Buczyner as the medical director of the stroke program, not only allows us to see more complex neurological cases, but puts Jupiter Medical Center on a trajectory to becoming a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the end of 2018,” said Liv Vesely, president of Jupiter Medical Center Foundation.
Dr. Buczyner completed her neurophysiology fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, where she also treated patients while on the faculty at Emory University’s Department of Neurology. Dr. Buczyner has built an innovative neurology practice in the Palm Beaches that delivers compassionate care while offering her patients the most advanced treatments available today. “Time is vital to the brain and it is imperative to seek emergency neurological care early,” said Dr. Buczyner at a recent women’s health advisory panel discussion hosted by Jupiter Medical Center and attended by more than 150 women.
While Jupiter Medical Center has been a Primary Stroke Center since 2008, this much-needed move to become a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center comes on the heels of a recent protocol change by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue to transport stroke patients only to facilities that have this designation. The closest Comprehensive Stroke Center to the south is in West Palm Beach, and Fort Pierce to the north.
Jupiter Medical Center’s Comprehensive Stroke Program will include neurosurgery and endovascular interventions such as angioplasty, coiling, clipping, and stenting. It will also have a dedicated neuro intensive care unit where patients will receive care by staff that is trained in advanced critical care, as well as neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, neuro assessment and emergency neuro resuscitation. Additionally, the best technology is being acquired, including a neurointerventional biplane angiography system – an imaging modality for visualization of complex vasculature. The clinical benefits of the biplane system include improved visualization for aneurysm coiling and interventional stroke care, and reduced radiation exposure and shorter procedure times.
About Jupiter Medical Center Foundation
Since it’s 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 regionalhealth 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 Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center, The Anderson Family Orthopedic & Spine Center, 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 patients’ 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 jmcfoundation.org.
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-acuterehabilitation 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 and spine, digestive health, emergency and pediatric services, lung and thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health.
Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,800 team members, 615 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 jupitermedcom.