Jupiter Medical and UF Health announce plans to shape the healthcare system of the future


JUPITER, Fla. – Jupiter Medical Center and UF Health, the University of Florida’s academic health center, today announced that they have entered into a letter of intent to develop plans to transform the delivery of health care. health, research and education in Palm Beach and Martin counties and surrounding communities.

The relationship would advance the organizations complementary missions of providing the best in academic and community medicine. Together, Jupiter Medical Center and UF Health will plan the development of jointly owned and operated clinical facilities in the region. Additionally, discussions are about to begin on the development of new clinical and hospital programs and service lines, as well as programs and services that support the translation of research findings into treatments that improve outcomes. for patients.

“We seek to expand our impact on the health and well-being of residents of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, bringing additional services to meet the needs of patients in the area,” said David R. Nelson, MD. , Senior Vice President. for Health Affairs at UF and President of UF Health. “As an academic health center, we have brought together multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams whose goal is to solve problems and design solutions that may not be readily available elsewhere. Jupiter Medical Center already has an excellent track record of providing high quality care, and together we will take healthcare to a new level.

The relationship could also open up rapid access to a wide range of clinical trials and could focus attention not only on meeting individual health needs, but also on managing population health. Additionally, this alliance presents an exciting opportunity to engage with other community and academic organizations in the region to maximize the impact of this unique academic collaboration.

“We are thrilled to partner with UF Health, Florida’s premier academic health system, to advance our delivery of world-class health care and provide access to groundbreaking clinical research for our communities and the region,” said Amit. Rastogi, MD, MHCM, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “We have a shared vision of innovation that encompasses state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge medical technology and the latest advances in artificial intelligence/data science to bring the highest quality, compassionate care to every patient. . .”

The talks are the latest in a series of new ventures for UF and UF Health in South Florida. The Florida campus of Scripps Research recently integrated with UF and UF Health as UF Scripps Biomedical Research, establishing a science powerhouse focused on accelerating the pace of discovery that benefits patients. And UF is also working with Palm Beach County and the City of West Palm Beach to explore a downtown campus offering an array of graduate programs in artificial intelligence, financial services, and fintech.

“We are thrilled to work with Jupiter Medical Center to better understand the needs and wants of the local community and be the best possible partner to help transform healthcare in the region,” Nelson said.


Top rated in the region for quality, safety and patient experience, Jupiter Medical Center is the premier destination for world-class healthcare in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. Jupiter Medical Center’s state-of-the-art facilities and technology enable its award-winning physicians to provide a full continuum of inpatient and outpatient health care services. Jupiter Medical Center’s specialty centers of excellence include: orthopedics, comprehensive cancer care, cardiovascular care, neuroscience, and women’s and children’s services. For more information about Jupiter Medical Center, please call 561-263-2200 or visit www.jupitermed.com.

UF Health is a world-class academic health center that combines cutting-edge research on Florida campuses with exceptional clinical care in a network of hospitals across the state. The flagship is UF Health Shands Hospital, part of Florida’s preeminent healthcare system, with 14 adult and pediatric specialties ranked among the nation’s elite by Florida’s Best Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals surveys. US News & World Report. That’s more than any other hospital in Florida.

With main campuses in Gainesville and Jacksonville as well as satellite sites in Central Florida and several other locations, UF Health provides world-class healthcare to patients in the nation’s third most populous state. UF Health comprises six health colleges, 10 primary research centers and institutes, 10 hospitals – including two teaching hospitals and five specialty hospitals – and a multitude of medical offices and outpatient services.

The backbone of UF Health is a talented and dedicated workforce of more than 30,000 people who provide lifesaving care and research breakthroughs to the more than 3 million patients who come to UF Health each year for the United States and more than 25 countries.

UF Health is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community programs and activities. Each year, UF Health contributes more than $4.6 billion to the overall Florida economy.

Our mission is to promote health through exceptional, high-quality patient care, innovative and rigorous training in the health professions and biomedical sciences, and high-impact research across the research spectrum. fundamental, translational and clinical. Visit http://www.UFHealth.org to learn more.

Media contacts:

UF Health Communications – Matt Walker at mwal0013@shands.ufl.edu or 352-428-0814

Jupiter Medical Center – Meredith Westheimer at meredithw@themooreagency.com or 561-213-8192


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