Jupiter Medical Center and UF Health, the University of Florida’s academic health center, announced plans for their first jointly operated clinical facility, the result of the organization’s recently announced alliance.
The two-story, 53,000-square-foot Jupiter Medical Center | UF Health Neighborhood Hospital at the Health Park at Avenir will include 24-hour emergency services, inpatient beds, operating rooms, a diagnostic laboratory and imaging services. Additionally, there will be medical office space for physicians, including primary care and various specialties. Sina Companies, a highly respected national real estate firm headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, will develop the facility, which is scheduled to open in 2024.
Avenir is a new and innovative development taking shape in western Palm Beach Gardens. The 4,752-acre sustainable community will feature 3,900 new homes, a resort-style clubhouse, retail space, offices, shops and restaurants.
“The Jupiter Medical Center | UF Health Neighborhood Hospital at the Health Park at Avenir is an example of our strong commitment to expanding access to health care for our growing community,” said Amit Rastogi, M.D., MHCM, president and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “This new, state-of-the-art facility will provide the latest in leading-edge medicine, right where patients want their care — close to home. We look forward to serving the many communities in the western Northlake corridor, including Ibis, Bayhill Estates and the surrounding communities. We will continue to share developments on this project, and more about our relationship with UF Health, as details evolve.”
In June, the health care partners announced plans to transform health care delivery, research and education in Palm Beach and Martin counties and surrounding communities. The organizations share complementary missions of providing the best possible care through their distinctive approach to academic and community medicine. In addition to a focus on jointly operated facilities, like Health Park at Avenir, discussions advance on the development of novel clinical and hospital services as well as programs that support the translation of research findings into innovative treatments that improve patient outcomes.
“With the exponential population growth in Palm Beach County and surrounding areas comes the need for innovative and diverse health care offerings,” said David R. Nelson, M.D., senior vice president for health affairs at UF and president of UF Health. “The Neighborhood Hospital is the perfect opportunity to increase community health care access in the region by bringing world-class doctors, state-of-the-art facilities and transformational technology closer to home.”
Earlier this year, the Florida campus of Scripps Research integrated with UF and UF Health as UF Scripps Biomedical Research, establishing a scientific powerhouse a few miles from the highly rated, independent nonprofit Jupiter Medical Center.