Jupiter Medical Center has high hopes for the future, with the ambition of expanding the hospital’s programs to give patients a more comprehensive treatment plan.
One of its goals is to offer open heart surgery, and a recent donation by Telecom pioneer Tim Donahue and his wife, Jayne, is helping the hospital move closer to that goal.
The retired Sprint Nextel executive donated $5 million to the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, in support of the hospital’s $300 million “Vision. Innovation. Impact.” campaign. The Donahues’ pledge will support Jupiter Medical Center’s move towards offering open heart surgery by fall of this year.
Since 2015, the hospital has added two interventional cardiac catheterization labs for procedures such as balloon angioplasty and coronary stents. This has increased the number of coronary interventions Jupiter Medical Center performs by 300 percent. By April 2017, the hospital had achieved the 1,100 procedural volumes required for open heart attestation by the state of Florida.
The next step for the hospital is to become a Level II Cardiac Surgery Program. The Donahues’ gift jump-starts a $10 million fundraising goal for the cardiac surgery program, which will allow the hospital to deliver advanced cardiac procedures for patients with new technology, operating rooms, labs and more.
For more information about the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, or to find out how you can make a gift to the hospital, visit jmcfoundation.org.
Photo courtesy of Tim and Jayne Donahue
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