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Admirals Cove Gives $1 Million Gift to Jupiter Medical Center
JUPITER, FL – February 7, 2018 – Jupiter Medical Center Foundation announced a $1 million gift from Admirals Cove Foundation, a core philanthropic partner of Jupiter Medical Center Foundation.
With overwhelming support from The Club at Admirals Cove, the 850-household private community it represents through philanthropy, Admirals CoveFoundation selected Jupiter Medical Center Foundation as the recipient of its first $1 million pledge.
The gift will go toward the landmark $50 million Anderson Family Cancer Institute, where patients will have direct access to the science-driven diagnostics and therapies found at the nation’s most renowned health care institutions in one state-of-the-art facility. With more than $41 million raised to date, construction is slated to begin this month for the world-class research and treatment facility.
“Thanks to investments in the health and vitality of the community, like this one from Admirals Cove Foundation, the Anderson Family Cancer Institute will expand access to world-class health care across the region,” said Liv Vesely, president of Jupiter Medical Center Foundation. She added, “It is a true investment in the future of our community.”
“Everyone has been impacted by cancer or knows someone who has been affected by cancer, so when we became aware of this opportunity to support this really important initiative at Jupiter Medical Center, we thought it would resonate with our residents,” said Eric Becker, president of the Admirals CoveFoundation Board of Directors. “It’s such a challenging disease and having access to great care is critically important,” he said.
In surveying residents about their charitable priorities, Rebecca Divine, executive director of the Admirals Cove Foundation, discovered that more than half of them were already donating to Jupiter Medical Center individually on an annual basis. The hospital is a resource not only for members of their community but for many of its staff and their families.
“We saw this is as something that means a lot to our community,” said Divine. “We’re very fortunate to have this top-notch hospital in our backyard, with a range of services for people of all ages, including children and seniors. We’re grateful to be a part of this and look forward to supporting Jupiter MedicalCenter in its future endeavors.” Admirals Cove’s generous gift will be recognized in the Anderson Family Cancer Institute as the Registration Suite donated by the Admirals Cove Foundation.
During the 2017 holiday season, Admirals Cove Foundation donated 679 meals to Feeding South Florida during Thanksgiving and held a holiday donation drive which raised $9,200 to offset the financial struggles of a single mother from Palm Beach County whose 7-year-old daughter is battling leukemia. The Foundation is projected to award grants to 17 local nonprofits in 2018. “Our goal is to have a vital culture of giving,” said Divine.
Admirals Cove Foundation, which launched an ongoing philanthropic partnership with Jupiter Medical Center last June, has prioritized access to quality health care as a critical issue, not only for themselves but for those who “may be struggling and can’t afford it,” said Becker.
“Admirals Cove is a beautiful place, but what’s even more beautiful is a community coming together to give back and to help support this area,” he added. “We’re just really pleased and very proud to be supporters of Jupiter Medical Center. In our view, it’s the premier health care facility in our region.”
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 JupiterMedical Center, including the De George Pediatric Unit in partnership with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center, 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.
About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit, 327-bed, regional medical center, with 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 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 percent of hospitals for patient quality and satisfaction.
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