The Jupiter Medical Center Foundation recently received a $5 million gift from an anonymous donor, which will help the hospital become a designated comprehensive stroke center.
Jennifer Buczyner, M.D., a board-certified neurologist who has a practice in the Palm Beaches, will be the medical director leading the stroke program.
This donation will allow the hospital to see more complex neurological cases and will put it on track to become a comprehensive stroke center by the end of 2018. Although Jupiter Medical Center has been a primary stroke center since 2008, this is a much-needed move because of a recent protocol change by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue to transport stroke patients only to facilities that are designated comprehensive stroke centers. The closest one 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. There will also be a dedicated neuro-intensive care unit where patients will receive care by staff trained in advanced critical care.
The best technology is also being acquired, including a neurointerventional biplane angiography system, which is an imaging modularity for visualization of complex vasculature. Benefits of this system include improved visualization for aneurysm coiling and interventional stroke care, reduced radiation exposure and shorter procedure times.
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