Johnny and Terry Gray, Photo credit: Tracey Benson Photography

Jupiter Medical Center leadership, lead donors and construction partners recently gathered to witness the placement of the final structural beam for what will soon be the Johnny and Terry Gray Surgical Institute. The topping-off ceremony signifies progress for the construction project, which broke ground less than one year ago and is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.

The highly anticipated 90,000-square-foot Surgical Institute will feature 16 smart operating rooms and two hybrid operating suites. Through the community’s generous support, $52 million has been raised towards the $100 million project. In December, the not-for-profit hospital announced a transformative $25 million lead gift from Jupiter-based philanthropists Johnny and Terry Gray to name the institute. The Grays joined the hospital’s leadership team and others in signing the beam before a crane raised it into place. Their gift is complimented by other seven-figure gifts from The Mastroianni Family Foundation, Michael and Elizabeth Ruane, Steven and Kathrine Pinard, Joseph and Barbara Charles and Nelson and Nathalie Ferreira.

The facility’s “smart” operating rooms will accommodate complex surgeries, while the hybrid suites offer surgeons the ability to transition from a minimally invasive surgery to an open procedure, enhancing the patient experience and improving outcomes. The “operating rooms of the future” will use state-of-the-art equipment that is digitally integrated. The surgical team will be able to access and transmit a patient’s images from the operating room to additional specialists for real-time consultation, resulting in a multi-disciplinary, comprehensive approach to care.

In addition to advanced operating rooms, the Institute will provide a spacious reception area for loved ones along with private consultation rooms to meet the surgeon before or after a procedure. Recognizing the importance of real-time communication, leading-edge technology will be integrated into the Institute’s design, providing seamless updates from the care team to a patient’s family.