Jupiter Medical Center announced it has received its largest ever donation! The $15 million gift was from the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation and the Lawrence J. and Florence A. De George Charitable Trust. The donation will allow the Jupiter-based nonprofit hospital to develop pediatric services in a partnership with Miami Children’s Hospital.
Doctors at Miami Children's Hospital have been using “telehealth technology” to consult on patient care at Jupiter Medical Center for over a year. It is anticipated that the pediatric unit should be open by the end of 2015. The first phase will be a 12-bed pediatric unit at Jupiter Medical Center featuring an operating suite, a playroom and a “Bear's Den” for resting.
Jack Nicklaus and his wife Barbara said in a shared statement, "We have long said that there is no greater calling than helping children in need of medical care, and at the same time positively impacting the lives of those families who so dearly love these children. It is even more gratifying that this helping hand can be extended to children in our own backyard, so we are thrilled to make this donation to expand pediatric services in Palm Beach County."