On Wednesday, December 18th, 2019, Jupiter residents welcomed another reason to be thankful- a brand new neonatal intensive care unit officially opened in Jupiter Medical Center’s additional $34 million tower. Jupiter Medical Center delivers more than 1,500 babies each year, and can now take care of newborns delivered as early as 32 weeks.
World-class, compassionate care, support services before, during and after delivery, and luxurious accommodations are just some of the reasons Jupiter Medical Center has been voted the “Best Place to Have a Baby” by The Palm Beach Post readers.
Jupiter Medical also treats more than 3,000 young children a year and is committed to providing the best care for the youngest members of our community and have constantly been growing their pediatric care unit.
In January 2016, Jupiter Medical Center opened a 12-bed, child-friendly, pediatric inpatient unit featuring two technologically advanced pediatric surgery suites, designed to help children feel safe and relaxed.
Since the opening of the inpatient pediatric unit, Jupiter Medical has experienced a 30 percent increase in pediatric emergency room visits. To meet this demand and continue with their mission of advancing top-quality pediatric care in our region, they opened the 6,300-square-foot Mastroianni Family Pediatric Emergency Department, giving families with young children their own dedicated waiting area, pediatric triage rooms, and eight pediatric treatment rooms, including one isolation room, in a kid-friendly environment to reduce anxiety. They also provide innovative Telehealth technology, enabling Nicklaus Children’s Hospital specialists to interact with Jupiter Medical physicians and patients to discuss images and lab results, and capture vital assessment information in real time.
For families whose infants require a higher level of specialized care, a 16-bed, Level II NICU at Jupiter Medical Center is now open to take care of newborns delivered as early as 32 weeks.